Join Youth Yoga Project, a Columbus-based nonprofit, to learn best-practices for teaching yoga and mindfulness to youth in k-12 classrooms.
Our comprehensive approach to teaching yoga focuses on developing and supporting the physical, social, emotional and cognitive development of young people. During the training, participants will gain a greater understanding of child development theory and how yoga and mindfulness tools help youth to integrate and regulate the brain, body and nervous system.
Learn the components of a Youth Yoga Project yoga class for youth and explore strategies to make yoga age-appropriate for a K-12 audience. We will explore essential concepts to teaching yoga in public school and community settings such as building relationships in schools, securing and setting up successful yoga space, managing a classroom with diverse needs and delivering trauma-informed yoga practices.
Participants receive Youth Yoga Project's comprehensive, 70 page yoga and mindfulness in schools training manual, Youth Yoga Project yoga tools notebook with over 30 practices and Youth Yoga Project yoga card deck with calming and energizing sequence for youth.
Participants will walk away with strategies and tools to empower students to support their health and well-being on and off the yoga mat.
DATE/TIME: August 15, 9-4 and August 16, 9-4
OPEN TO: Anyone (no previous yoga experience necessary). Perfect for educators, helping professionals, parents, yoga teachers
INVESTMENT: $395 (proceeds support more yoga in our local schools!)
LOCATION: ESC of Lake Erie West
2275 Collingwood Blvd., Toledo, OH 43620