Introduction to Chair Yoga for Your Classroom
A professional development workshop to reduce stress & get focused with short brain breaks.
Brain Breaks for Your Classroom.
Get you and your students back on track with brain breaks - short periods of time when your classroom takes a breather from the agenda to get moving.
Brain breaks have a proven track record of improving cognitive function by boosting oxygen flow in the brain, improving learning retention, and supporting overall neurohealth.
This workshop is designed to help you get started introducing chair yoga exercises as brain breaks for you and your students. Our chair yoga exercises are simple, evidence-based tools for your classroom to quickly reduce stress and increase focus.
Our chair yoga workshop is perfect for:
- Classroom teachers who would like to learn easy-to-use brain breaks with their students
- School counselors introducing stress reduction and self-regulation techniques
- Parents seeking simple mindfulness techniques to share with their kids
Why Chair Yoga?
What makes our chair yoga exercises ideal as brain breaks?
- Movement-based: They get your kids moving. A physical activity, chair yoga boosts energy, reduce stress, increase focus, improve mood, and promote academic success.
- Short: Choose from 3, 5, 10 minute breaks, depending on how much time you have in your schedule.
- Skills-based: They're designed with skills in mind: self-regulation, awareness,
In this workshop, learn 15+ yoga tools (breathing exercises, yoga poses, games, and relaxation) to shift yourself and your students into learning-ready states. You'll graduate with the understanding and confidence to use chair yoga as brain breaks in your classroom to boost learning throughout your school day.
No Extra Equipment Necessary.
Who has time to move your classroom desks and chairs aside, roll out 15+ yoga mats for you and your students, and then get mindful in the middle of an already packed school day? Maybe a few lucky teachers, but the rest of us are working with limited time and space constraints :) That's why we've taken all the benefits of yoga and translated them to the chair. Simply clear your desks, push your chairs back, and take a brain break with chair yoga.
Resources for You.
Includes 24 pre-made 5 - 10 minute chair yoga sequences that you can use in your own classroom or wherever learning may take place for you. PLUS, download a free copy of the Yoga Ed. Tools for Teachers Mini Manual by enrolling in this course. This e-book details all chair yoga exercises covered and comes complete with full-color photos and step-by-step instructions.
"[This] online course was very beneficial. The content is broken down into small sections is great because you can stop and start as you please. The sections themselves are broken up so you are only receiving small amounts of information at once which is also important. I like that you can watch them over again and love how you explain the different benefits mentally and physically as this definitely helps when teaching. The content in terms of the lesson plans videos and print outs are amazing and help so much."
Jenna Wright | Teacher
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.