Yoga & Mindfulness in the Preschool & PreK Classroom

This one day professional development training is intended for those that have not attended our Yoga & Mindfulness for Children Teacher Training or who have attended and need a refresher as well as additional preschool content. Participants will gain an understanding of the many benefits and how to’s of integrating yoga and mindfulness-based activities into their class day. Through interactive discussion and lots of playful, experiential practice, participants will learn developmentally-appropriate and engaging breathing activities, playful yoga postures, song and movement sequences, and games and relaxation techniques that support social, emotional, cognitive and physical health and well-being. Participants will also learn the components of an effective preschool yoga class and how to:

  • Keep students engaged
  • Increase strength, flexibility, mobility and proprioception
  • Build focus and concentration
  • Self regulate through movement and breathing techniques
  • Practice sustainable self-care for teacher wellness to avoid burn-out
  • Offer appropriate options for movement and sound in any space
  • Incorporate effective proactive behavior management strategies
Yoga & Mindfulness in Preschool
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This introductory professional development training is designed for preschool classroom teachers and support staff.
REQUIRED MATERIALS
Yoga for Children book and card deck, available for purchase at ChildLight Yoga Studio or Amazon
LEARNING OBJECTIVES
  1. Explain the physical, cognitive, social and emotional benefits of integration of yoga and mindfulness-based interventions for preschoolers as reflected in the growing evidence base.
  2. Share developmentally appropriate and engaging yoga and mindfulness-based techniques with preschool-aged children.
  3. Identify opportunities to integrate yoga and mindfulness breaks throughout the school day to support social and emotional learning, attention, behavior, and positive climate.
  4. Develop lesson plans to support preschool curricula.
  5. Find additional tools and resources for continued learning.

Preschool educators will be empowered to create a positive, peaceful, productive learning environment as their students learn important skills for self-regulation that can be carried with them throughout their lives.

CERTIFICATION
Participants will receive a certificate of completion that can be valid for Yoga Alliance CE hours and possible CEUs or PDPs from your credentialing organization. When presented by Michelle James, RYT, MRTQ Level 6 and NH Early Childhood Master Professional, this workshop is valid for ongoing professional training hours through the NH DHHS Division for Children, Youth, and Families (Child Development Bureau) and Maine Registry.

* Please note that these workshop contact hours do not count toward completion of our 95hr Registered Children’s Yoga School program.

CE HOURS / APPROVED PROVIDERS

Trainings are valid for Yoga Alliance CE hours and possible CEUs or PDPs from your credentialing organization.

Yoga and Mindfulness for Children

Yoga Alliance
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.

Courses4TeachersInc.
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.

TUITION
$180, includes 6 contact hours, a fully-illustrated downloadable manual and a certificate of completion. Scholarship Opportunities & Group Discounts are available on a limited basis.

Register with a purchase order here.

REFRESHER
Have you previously attended our Yoga & Mindfulness in the Preschool Classroom Workshop and need a refresher? Retake this training for just $100.

Request a refresher.

RECOMMENDED TRAININGS & RESOURCES
Attend our Yoga & Mindfulness in the Preschool Classroom Workshop through our Teachable School and enjoy a self-paced course online with lifetime access.

ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDED TRAININGS:

Yoga & Mindfulness for Children Teacher Training
Yoga for Babies and Toddlers

Upcoming Trainings

Dates: TBD
Times: TBD
Trainer: TBD
Location: Virtual via Zoom

Enjoy lifetime access to this workshop as a self-paced, pre-recorded course on our eLearning site!

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TRAINING FEEDBACK

"This training is relevant for anyone working with children an any capacity, parent, teacher, counselor, etc. Developing resiliency skills / healing trauma through a life long positive practice that includes all children is a no brainer! It's ALL GOOD!"

Valerie B.
ChildLight Education Company
2020-12-18T22:05:48-05:00
"This training is relevant for anyone working with children an any capacity, parent, teacher, counselor, etc. Developing resiliency skills / healing trauma through a life long positive practice that includes all children is a no brainer! It's ALL GOOD!" Valerie B.
"The Trauma-Informed Yoga and Mindfulness professional development workshop was extremely informative and engaging. The instructor did a wonderful job of balancing sharing content knowledge, discussion, and physical practice. The tools and trauma informed practices presented will be simple to bring back to my classroom and beneficial for the scholars. The workshop provides both specific strategies and a trauma-informed lens to view your current practices through. I highly recommend attending!

Stephanie T.
ChildLight Education Company
2020-12-18T22:06:21-05:00
"The Trauma-Informed Yoga and Mindfulness professional development workshop was extremely informative and engaging. The instructor did a wonderful job of balancing sharing content knowledge, discussion, and physical practice. The tools and trauma informed practices presented will be simple to bring back to my classroom and beneficial for the scholars. The workshop provides both specific strategies and a trauma-informed lens to view your current practices through. I highly recommend attending! Stephanie T.
"The training more than met my expectations, very useful. The manual is very user friendly with lots of information."

Curt H., Teacher
ChildLight Education Company
2020-12-18T22:07:54-05:00
"The training more than met my expectations, very useful. The manual is very user friendly with lots of information." Curt H., Teacher
"Great insight on mindfulness and being present. Our trainer had great energy and was very informative. We need a full day of this."

Katie L., Teacher
ChildLight Education Company
2020-12-18T22:06:51-05:00
"Great insight on mindfulness and being present. Our trainer had great energy and was very informative. We need a full day of this." Katie L., Teacher
"I took something away from it that I can implement into my classroom. I really enjoyed the Guided Meditations."

Justin L., Teacher
ChildLight Education Company
2020-12-18T22:08:43-05:00
"I took something away from it that I can implement into my classroom. I really enjoyed the Guided Meditations." Justin L., Teacher
"Above and beyond my expectations. I learned much more than I imagined coming into the training."

Edward S.
ChildLight Education Company
2020-12-18T22:09:03-05:00
"Above and beyond my expectations. I learned much more than I imagined coming into the training." Edward S.
"I loved all the examples and stressing the importance of children crawling and bilateral integration. Thank you stressing happy movement of the spine with the five movements too."

Jenn P., Occupational Therapist
ChildLight Education Company
2020-12-18T22:09:41-05:00
"I loved all the examples and stressing the importance of children crawling and bilateral integration. Thank you stressing happy movement of the spine with the five movements too." Jenn P., Occupational Therapist
"Keep doing what you are doing! This was a great training for the end of our school year. The activities you shared for calming and redirecting are things everyone can do. I am fully satisfied."

Diane E.
ChildLight Education Company
2020-12-18T21:18:42-05:00
"Keep doing what you are doing! This was a great training for the end of our school year. The activities you shared for calming and redirecting are things everyone can do. I am fully satisfied." Diane E.
"We are still talking about this training and the experience. I was able to try a little bit with my PE 10 fitness class. The kids loved the breathing. Not very often our kids can sit back and relax/reflect. Thank you again for taking the time."

Jamie Z., Teacher
ChildLight Education Company
2020-12-18T22:07:22-05:00
"We are still talking about this training and the experience. I was able to try a little bit with my PE 10 fitness class. The kids loved the breathing. Not very often our kids can sit back and relax/reflect. Thank you again for taking the time." Jamie Z., Teacher
"I feel I was given the information, tips and practice to effectively teach to this age group."

Tyler W., Teacher
ChildLight Education Company
2020-12-18T22:08:18-05:00
"I feel I was given the information, tips and practice to effectively teach to this age group." Tyler W., Teacher
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