This course will empower you with the tools and confidence to teach chair yoga and mindfulness breaks in your classroom to children ages 3 to 12.
Through this six-week course, you will learn mindful practices and chair yoga tools to improve your and your students’ physical, mental, emotional, and social wellness. Together, we will explore how to safely and effectively adapt yoga poses to the chair and how to use the chair as a prop to stretch and strengthen the body.
You will gain the confidence to identify challenging times during your school day and mindful practices to shift your classroom into a more positive state of mind through ample opportunities to embody and practice teach breathing, chair yoga postures, brain breaks, and relaxation exercises throughout the course.
Upon completion of our course, you will be fully equipped with the knowledge and skills to help students improve focus, reduce stress, and regulate behavior through chair yoga and mindfulness practices.
Perfect for beginners. No prior yoga experience or extra equipment required.
Training At a Glance
👩🏽💻 Flexible online course structure allows you to learn at your own pace and repeat practices as often as you like
🍎 Start self-paced coursework immediately upon registration
👩🏽🏫 Learn with experienced educators Brynne Caleda, Julia Bond, and Lisa Malinowski
🧠 Dive into the evidence behind how mindfulness and yoga support the body and mind
🧘🏽♀️ Learn how to recognize difficult times during the school day and address student needs with mindful practices to improve learning outcomes
📝 Includes Yoga Ed.'s evidence-based curriculum, 12 premade lesson plans, and teaching resources
🎓 Get course credit through the Yoga Alliance (CEUs)
🎈No previous yoga experience necessary
🙌🏼 Space is limited to 50 students each session
How It Works
- This course takes place over six weeks.
- Each week includes 2-6 hours of course material (module).
- Modules include video lectures, live check ins, interactive exercises, downloadable lesson plans, reflection questions, quizzes, and key teaching points for each grade group.
In a new, self-paced format, this training allows you to learn at your own pace and repeat lectures and practices as often as you’d like!
Next Session: August 8 - September 19, 2019
Get a headstart on coursework.
You will receive access to all self-paced coursework as soon as you enroll.
Weekly check-ins will be held every Thursday at 3:30pm PST beginning on August 15, 2019.
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StartAbout This Course (0:58)
StartCourse Objectives (0:46)
StartWhat We'll Learn (3:26)
StartOverview of Curriculum (0:22)
StartChair Yoga Practice for You (10:10)
StartDownload: Curriculum for This Course
StartDownload: Sample Lesson Plans
StartClosing Circle: Week 1 (0:18)
StartWhat is Chair Yoga (5:34)
StartWhat is Mindfulness (3:43)
StartWhy is Chair Yoga & Mindfulness Beneficial to Teachers & Students (1:41)
StartQuiz: About Chair Yoga and Mindfulness
StartPhysical Health (8:09)
StartQuiz: Physical Benefits
StartEmotional Wellness and Mental Health (10:30)
StartQuiz: Emotional Wellness and Mental Health Benefits
StartSocial Relationships (5:18)
StartQuiz: Social Benefits
StartClosing Circle: Week 2 (0:24)
Meet Your Instructors
Brynne Caleda, M.Ed., E-RYT is a leader in the field of yoga education. As CEO of Yoga Ed., Brynne champions the efficacy of innovative, evidence-based yoga programs for schools to establish lifelong foundations for student’s fitness, wellness, and productivity. Over the past decade, Brynne has worked closely with educators, health professionals, and parents to enrich school communities with yoga tools to more authentically and effectively teach to their students and children. A pioneer of yoga education in Hawaii, Brynne is also the founder of Stretch Your Imagination, a non-profit that creates sustainable yoga programs for Hawaii’s schools. When not at home in paradise with her two year old son, you can find Brynne leading trainings and empowering educators to integrate yoga into schools across Europe, Asia, and the United States.
A strategist by trade and scientist at heart, Julia earned her degree in Human Biology with a focus on the Brain & Behavior at Brown University. While studying in Providence, Julia joined the Britton Lab to examine the effects of mindfulness-based practices on emotion and affect in teenage students. Through her research studies, Julia witnessed the power of teaching life skills from an early age and now deeply believes its potential to transform the holistic health of future generations. Julia is currently the head of operations at Yoga Ed. and strives to leverage technology to share yoga education with communities worldwide.
Lisa is from Flint, Michigan and graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor’s in Hospitality Business where her passion was creating positive, memorable experiences for others. Lisa learned the practice of yoga while studying abroad for a semester in the Netherlands, and she fell in love with the art of mindful movement. She became a Certified Yoga Instructor in 2015 and teaches a variety of yoga in a local studio and throughout the community. As an avid runner, yogi and mindfulness advocate, Lisa joined the Crim Fitness Foundation in Flint as a Mindfulness Educator and a Yoga Ed. Trainer and Educator in 2017 where she weaves the art of play into her everyday life.
What Past Students Have Said...
Nevada, United States
“The [Yoga Ed.] training was FABULOUS. I am thrilled to have these resources and training and start trying to implement and practice.”
“I am walking away with a refreshed mindset and now tools that I can use and share with others. Thank you so much!”
Hawaii, United States
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Looking to Earn Academic Credit with LMU?
Register for the course directly here. Please note you must register for LMU credit prior to the course start date. Course credit will not be granted after the session begins.
Frequently Asked Questions
Lastly, feel free to check with your organization or school district to see if they will accept credit for this course as well.