Earn Academic Credit with LMU Extension: Mindful Practices for the PreK-5 Classroom (6-Week Course)

Receive semester hours upon completion of our online mindful practices for children course.

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.
  • Upon completion of this course, you will be eligible to receive 2 semester hours with LMU Extension. To receive your semester hours, you must complete the following steps:
    1. Complete the LMU course registration form by the course start date. The form will be available to you upon registration.
    2. Complete your online children's yoga teacher training.
    3. Satisfy all course requirements for a certificate of completion: watch course videos, score a cumulative 80% or higher on quizzes, and complete your final project by two weeks after the course end date.

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: March 19 to April 30, 2020

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 March 26.

Click here to view the syllabus or download an information packet to learn more about this training.


Included Courses

Mindful Practices for the PreK-5 Classroom (6-Week Course)
Increase focus, reduce stress, and regulate behavior through yoga and mindful practices for children.
Brynne Caleda

Original Price: $299

Meet Your Instructors

Brynne Caleda
Brynne Caleda

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.

Julia Bond
Julia Bond

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 Malinowski
Lisa Malinowski

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...

First Grade Teacher
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!”

Third Grade Teacher
Hawaii, United States

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Frequently Asked Questions

It says it is self-paced, but there are dates. Why?
We offer weekly check-ins on Thursdays at 3:30pm PST to share thoughts, answer any questions you may have, and connect you with your cohort of yoga educators.
What if I miss the weekly check-ins? Will I miss the bulk of this course?
No; one of the best parts about this course is that its designed for you to go-at-your-own-pace :) All of the calls will be recorded so that you can listen in as your schedule allows.
What do I have to do in order to get a certificate of completion?
Simply watch course videos, score a cumulative 80% or higher on all corresponding quizzes, and complete your final teaching project. All course work must be completed and submitted by two weeks after the end date of the course. Your certificate of completion will be mailed to you one month after the end date of the course.
Does this qualify for credits?
Yes, this course qualifies for the following credits: + 36 hours continuing education units with the Yoga Alliance + 2 semester credits with LMU Extension.
Are group discounts available?
Yes! We offer a 10% discount for groups of four or more. Please email us at [email protected] to get your discount code.
Do you accept purchase orders from schools?
Yes! Email us at [email protected] so that we can support you. Please note that all POs must be received at least 1 week prior to the course start date.
How long do I have access to this course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.