Yoga & Mindfulness in Schools
Do you find yourself asking, “As a children’s yoga teacher, how do I bring what I learned through ChildLight into the schools?” Our Yoga & Mindfulness in Schools training has the answers! Let the creators of ChildLight Education Company and Yoga 4 Classrooms teach you everything we know about bringing yoga and mindfulness education into elementary, middle and high schools.
Become empowered to share your gifts in a variety of school contexts including during or after school enrichment programs, PE classes, health fairs, specials, field day, and the classroom setting. You will learn best practices for contacting schools and gaining support for implementation, adapting your teaching and language for the school environment, ensuring inclusivity, supporting mental health, modifying for space constraints, managing large groups, lesson planning, business tips and tools, practice teaching and much more.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Yoga teachers, yoga students, parent volunteers, allied professionals, social workers and other adults who have completed our foundational training and are interested in working with children in a school setting. If you are a school-employed professional wishing to lead implementation in your own school, you may also be interested in our affiliate program, Yoga 4 Classrooms.
- Participants will understand how to gain buy-in from key stakeholders such as administrators, parents, students, and community.
- Participants will be able to bridge the gap between teaching yoga in a studio setting to the K-12 school setting, both in and out of the classroom.
- Participants will be able to design lesson plans to support SEL competencies with appropriate yoga and mindfulness practices for grades K-12.
- Participants will be able to select modifications when planning classes for various settings within a school environment, including remote learning.
- Participants will recognize key terminology used in schools to support learning and SEL competencies.
- Participants will be able to identify resources to support their teaching programs, such as evidence-based studies and sources of funding.
Participants must attend the required 18 contact hours. Candidates who attend all required training hours and successfully complete the certification process will earn an additional 10 non-contact hours and be listed as a Certified ChildLight Instructor on our website.
CE HOURS / APPROVED PROVIDERS
Trainings are valid for Yoga Alliance CE hours and possible CEUs or PDPs from your credentialing organization.
Since 2014, ChildLight Education Company has been a Yoga Alliance approved Registered Children’s Yoga School, a Registered 200 Hour Yoga School and a Registered Prenatal Yoga School providing teacher training and continuing education.
ChildLight Education Company is a Continuing Education Provider through Courses4Teachers. The credit they offer is graduate-level professional development semester credit, through the University of the Pacific, designed for salary advancement and/or to renew credentials for teachers in districts across the U.S.
Vermont Student Assistance Corp. (VSAC)
ChildLight Education Company is an approved program provider as a non-matriculated course or program that will improve the ability to get a job or encourage further study for VSAC grant recipients who are not enrolled in high school.
Department of Rehabilitation in California
ChildLight Education Company is an approved entity for training with the State of CA, Department of Rehabilitation.
***Participants have also had CE hours accepted through Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), National Council for Certified Personal Trainers (NCCPT), and the Foster Care system in addition to PT, SLP, American School Counselor Association (ASCA), and individual school districts across the country.
Live Online: $385
Includes 18 contact hours, comprehensive, downloadable fully-illustrated instructor manual, proof of attendance and certification administration. Those who complete certification also earn ChildLight Instructor Circle membership. Scholarship Opportunities & Group Discounts are available on a limited basis.
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Teachers are able to request the resources their students need to thrive, and that means something different for every classroom. Donor’s Choose receives classroom project requests from every corner of America, spanning every subject and grade level, so projects can be supported that match donor criteria including yoga & mindfulness training registrations, books, mats and curriculum for the classroom. Read some tips from the Horace Mann Company here.
Have you previously attended our Yoga & Mindfulness in Schools Teacher Training and need a refresher? Retake this training live for $100 -OR- Watch a previous training recording as often as you’d like over a 7-day period for $100.
RECOMMENDED TRAININGS & RESOURCES
Attend this training on its own or as part of our 95-Hour Children’s Yoga School!
Also recommended: Yoga for Children book and Yoga for Children-Yoga & Mindfulness Activity Cards, by Lisa Flynn, available at Amazon or on site when training is held at ChildLight Yoga Studio.
ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDED TRAININGS:
Yoga & Mindfulness for Tweens and Teens
Yoga & Mindfulness for Diverse Abilities
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Location: Live Online
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