Designed to empower preschool educators with an understanding of the benefits and how to's of yoga and mindfulness for their preschool students.
In this specialty workshop, preschool educators and caregivers will gain an understanding of the many benefits of yoga and mindfulness-based activities as it relates to educating and nurturing the whole child. Through interactive discussion and lots of playful, experiential practice, participants will learn simple breathing activities, playful yoga postures, song and movement sequences, and games and relaxation techniques appropriate and engaging for children ages 2 - 5 years while promoting social and emotional learning, physical health and well-being. Participants will also learn the components of an effective preschool yoga class and how to develop their own lesson plans to support preschool curricula as well as how to use yoga and mindfulness breaks throughout the day as a proactive behavior management strategy. A variety of recommended props, books, music and other tools that are effective in engaging the young learner will also be shared. The practice of mindful teaching will be discussed and will include several helpful, mindful practices for educators. With these tools, 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.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Preschool educators and anyone working with preschoolers.
1. Understand the benefits of yoga and mindfulness-based activities as it relates to educating and nurturing the whole child.
2. Learn yoga and mindfulness-based techniques appropriate and engaging for preschool aged children.
3. Develop lesson plans to support preschool curricula.
4. Gain tips, tools and resources for continued learning.
Participants will receive a certificate of completion that can be used to procure continuing education credits or hours through their respective credentialing organizations (please check with your credentialing org). In addition, workshop hours are valid for Yoga Alliance CE's. When presented by Michelle James, an Early Childhood Master Professional Allied Professional, this workshop is valid for ongoing professional training hours through the NH DHHS Division for Children, Youth, and Families, Child Development Bureau.
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"I knew nothing about yoga or how to apply it to young children and now I do! The packet is awesome with information on how to incorporate info and poses into classes and how to extend the activities." ~ SM
"Wonderful ideas and resources!" ~NFFast moving, fun and informative workshop - looking forward to incorporating these ideas into my classroom tomorrow!" ~ S.B.
"Exceeded my expectations. Loved the hands on learning. The instructor was wonderful; very, very experienced both in teaching yoga and working with and loving children." ~ D.S.
"Practical, engaging ideas and activities for kids - I'm excited about the possibilities and look forward to learning more in the full teacher training!" ~ K.B.
"Loved the cards, books and visuals that were introduced." ~LS
"I'm just starting out, so this was a very helpful introduction to yoga and the benefits for kids (and me). Loved 'being' a child doing poses, playing and dancing! The packet is an informative, great resource to refer back to." ~ A.B.
"Great lesson ideas and structure for kids as young as 2. I typically work with older kids - this was needed for a quick pop of confidence for working with the preschool age. Thank you!" ~ H.C.
"Awesome intro course. The energy and modeling of how to teach was inspiring!" ~ Michelle
"I most enjoyed ideas for calming and incorporating yoga with books and music." ~KH
"Excellent workshop! Provided great visual ideas, resources and examples. Looking forward to trying it all out in the classroom!" ~ Preschool Teacher
"Makes me want to continue on with ChildLight Yoga to pursue certification!" ~ Preschool Teacher/Program Administrator
"The instructor was so professional and engaging. I learned helpful information that I can immediately use in my classroom." ~ Preschool Teacher
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INTRO TO YOGA & MINDFULNESS IN THE PRESCHOOL CLASSROOM
ChildLight Yoga Studio
DATE: Wed., Nov 14th, 2018
Tuition & Materials: $35
With Michelle James
Yoga for Children: 200+ Yoga Poses, Breathing Exercises and Meditations for Healthier, Happier, More Resilient Children, by Lisa Flynn
"Play with the practices in this book and bolster your child's resilience and self-esteem as you enhance your relationship." ~ Amy Weintraub
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