LEARN PRACTICES TO SUPPORT STUDENT RESILIENCE



Gain the confidence to identify and address symptoms of trauma during your in-person or virtual school day and learn how to teach chair yoga and mindful practices to support your students in feeling safe, empowered, and self-regulated.

Over six weeks, you will have ample opportunities to embody and practice teach mindful practices and chair yoga tools to provide your students with the resources to improve their physical, mental, emotional, and social wellness

The tools shared in this course support distance learning at home, in-person modified classroom environments, and in therapeutic settings.


WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT

Online 6-week teacher training

Starting May 13 learn the theory and practice of teaching trauma-informed chair yoga and mindful practices to youth in-person and online.

Live weekly check-ins for tailored course instruction

1-hour sessions each week on Tuesday at 5:00pm PST | 8:00pm EST via Zoom to connect with your cohort and course instructor. All sessions are optional and recorded so you may watch on your own time.

Backed by research

Our programs have been the focus of studies by Harvard, Tulane, and Cal State Fullerton, with measurable results in physical and mental health outcomes for children.

Global community of learners

Join our movement that has reached 46 countries, 79K+ classrooms, and 15M+ students worldwide. Connect with fellow yoga educators via our active, invitation-only Facebook group.

Evidence-based, standards-based curriculum

Our program is evidence-based, meets national and international Physical Education standards, and is approved by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning.

Timeless practices for the modern teen

Even before COVID-19, youth were experiencing increased mental health challenges. Learn the art and science of yoga education to improve students’ lifelong health and wellness

Trauma is in the body, period. Yoga means it doesn't have to be a life sentence. This tool can make a huge difference for children and our entire society.
- Amber J., Educator
I am an LICSW and have been practicing social work since 1998. I now work at an elementary school in an urban area. This program is one of the most insightful, client-directed and client-empowering programs for children and youth that I have experienced!
- Sheree W., Social Worker

COURSE SCHEDULE

Week 1
This week we will introduce ourselves and review the course schedule. We will begin by understanding what is yoga and mindfulness. Then get a basic understanding of trauma and what it means to be “at risk.” We will wrap up the week with a chair yoga practice for teachers so we can start to get a feeling for the work.
Week 2
This week we understand how trauma affects youth. We will examine how yoga and mindfulness support students’ physical health, emotional wellness, mental health, and social relationships. We will also introduce how trauma effects brain development and how mindfulness can influence these domains. We will also experience a trauma-informed yoga and mindfulness class for children.
Week 3
This week we will introduce the fundamentals of lesson planning for a chair yoga class, including how to create relevant lesson plans to the age group you are teaching and how to lesson plan to meet standards or not. We will also learn about the chair yoga tool belt. We will wrap up the week with a trauma-informed yoga and mindfulness class for teens.
Week 4
This week we will learn our yoga tools. We will practice chair yoga breathing exercises, yoga poses, brain breaks, and relaxation. Lecture will be interspersed with opportunities to put what you learn into practice with practice teaching.
Week 5
This week we will explore the teaching philosophies that inform your work as a Yoga Educator. We will discuss the impact and importance of these philosophies for effective teaching. Topics include behavior support, positive behavior strategies, how to co-create a classroom community, and how to thoughtfully approach your work with diverse communities.
Week 6
This week we will dive into how to implement yoga and mindfulness into your classroom. We will examine optimal frequency, dosage, and how to get started. Together, we will create a classroom action plan to support you in getting started. We will put everything together by presenting final assignments.

MEET THE INSTRUCTORS

MEGAN MCWILLIAMS

MSW, MPH, LCSW, RCYT

CIERRA VALLES

MM, RYT, RCYT

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$299

Pay in Full

Pay in one payment.

4 payments of $75/month

Payment Plan

Pay in 4 monthly installments

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

It says it is self-paced, but there are dates. Why?
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We offer weekly check-ins on Tuesdays at 5:00pm - 6:00pm PT | 8:00pm - 9:00pm ET 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?
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No; one of the best parts about this course is that it's designed for you to go-at-your-own-pace :) All check-ins are recorded so you can watch if you are unable to make the live meet-up. If you are unable to join the weekly meet-up live, you will be required to watch the recording and complete the unique assignment corresponding to each week's check-in.
What do I have to do in order to get a certificate of completion?
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Simply watch course videos, attend live meetups or complete the makeup assignment, submit 2 Exercises during the course, and complete your final teaching project. All course work must be completed and submitted by two weeks after the end date of the course.
Is attendance required?
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Attendance is required in order to receive a certificate of completion. If you are unable to attend a live meetup, you can complete a Flipgrid Meetup assignment in the week following the missed meetup in order to receive detailed feedback from your instructor.
What will I receive upon successfully completing a course by the course due date?
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After submitting your final project video to your instructor, you can expect to receive feedback and an electronic copy of your certificate for the course within 14 days if all course requirements have been met and your payment for the course is complete. This certificate shows you completed a 32-hour training (mat yoga courses) or 24-hour training (chair yoga courses). Depending on the setting in which you will teach yoga, we recommend checking to find out the training and certification they require.
Does this qualify for credits?
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Yes, this course qualifies for the following credits:

+ 24 hours continuing education units with the Yoga Alliance
+ 24 CEUs towards your ISSA certification with International Sports Science Association

Lastly, feel free to check with your local school or district to see if they will accept course credits.
Can I get CEUs in my state/school district?
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Upon completion of our courses or program, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. Many school districts honor this as CEU credit. We recommend reaching out to your administrator ahead of time to ask if they will honor Yoga Ed. courses. We have a partnership with NYC Public Schools. We also offer Graduate Level Professional Development Credit through LMU.
Are group discounts available?
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Yes! We offer discounts for groups of four or more. Please email us at [email protected] to get your discount code.
Do you accept purchase orders from schools?
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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?
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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.
Do I need to be a teacher to take this course?
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No, this course is designed for anyone who works with children or teens (or would like to work with children or teens). Yoga teachers, parents, nurses, counselors, mental health professionals, youth services support staff, and many other professionals have gone through our course and found the knowledge to be instrumental in supporting their ability to teach yoga to children in the unique environments they work in.
I am new to yoga and don’t have experience teaching yoga. Is this course a good option for me?
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Our courses are differentiated to meet the needs of adult learners with a variety of yoga experience. Whether you’re new to yoga or have your 500-hour certification, we think our courses are a great fit for anyone who wants to learn how to teach yoga and mindfulness to the children and teens in their life. If you’d like to learn more about a course, feel free to email [email protected] for more information or to set up a call with someone from our team.
How relevant is this program? Will it incorporate current events in the world or is it a more general course?
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The short answer is both and very relevant! The longer answer is this course contains two types of learning material: self-paced and live. The self-paced content includes prerecorded videos, which cover general principles and practices that can be applied across situations. The live component includes live weekly check-ins, where we will dive into specific applications, discussions and practice teaching opportunities to make the learnings as relevant as possible to the various settings you may teach in, online and in-person. We also provide ample opportunities within check-ins where you may ask any questions that you may have about how to apply the principles and practices to the current events in the world.
Are these courses a good fit for me if I’m teaching virtually?
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Yes, absolutely. Something that makes our curriculum unique is that it can be used in face-to-face or virtual settings.
I’m still having trouble deciding. How do I choose a course that is the best fit for me?
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We are happy to help you with this! Please email [email protected] to request more information about the course(s) you’re interested in, or to schedule a phone call with our team.
How do I gift this course?
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Please email us at [email protected] and we’re happy to assist you!