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Seminar Detail

Yoga and Mindfulness in the Classroom: Tools to Improve Self-Regulation, Learning and Classroom Climate

Where:
DEDHAM, MA
When:
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

This event is not currently available for purchase.

For more information: Call (800) 844-8260
Course Description:

Do you find yourself wondering what more you can do to help your easily distracted student? The one who has a hard time maintaining focus? What if you had the tools that would enhance focus and attention, ease anxiety, and improve confidence, self-esteem and academic performance? During this seminar, you will learn simple, developmentally appropriate yoga and mindfulness tools that can be immediately integrated into your daily curriculum. These skills are a proven and effective way to promote self-regulation ability, learning readiness and resilience while cultivating a positive, peaceful, productive classroom.

Through the framework of – Noticing, Mindful Choice, Practice, Reflection, Integration – you will learn how to empower your students and yourself with increased self-awareness, the foundation for the development of self-regulation skills and cognitive control. Through 67 simple yoga and mindfulness-based activities designed to engage the whole child, you will help your students move from a state of anxiety and dysregulation to a state of engagement, control and connectedness. All activities are specifically chosen for their suitability for the typical classroom space and schedule and can be done standing beside or sitting at desks, while hands and bodies remain off the floor. Yoga 4 Classroom is easy for teachers, students, and therapists to use, and helps to create a more harmonious, learning-friendly school day.

This inspiring workshop will give you tools to immediately integrate these critical life skills into your day, leaving you and your students feeling empowered, calm and ready to learn. Absolutely no yoga experience is required.
Objectives:
  1. Define the mind-body connection and how it affects learning and behavior.
  2. Outline the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional benefits of yoga and mindfulness-based interventions for children in schools.
  3. Recognize the signs of imbalance in your students and yourself.
  4. Identify opportunities for taking yoga breaks during the school day.
  5. Implement 67 simple yoga and mindfulness activities as needed throughout the day.
  6. Design outcome-focused sequences based on time available: calming, focusing, energizing, community building.
  7. Access additional tools and resources to ensure continued progress.

LISA FLYNN, E-RYT, RCYT

Lisa Flynn, founder & CEO of Yoga 4 Classrooms and founder and former owner of ChildLight Yoga, national organizations providing professional development trainings, curricula, resources and consulting to individuals, schools and organizations who support the social, emotional, cognitive and physical wellbeing of children, youth and families. She is the author of the Yoga 4 Classrooms Activity Card Deck (2011); Yoga for Children: 200+ Yoga Poses, Breathing Exercises and Meditations for Healthier, Happier, More Resilient Children (2013); and Yoga for Children—Yoga Cards: 50+ Yoga Poses and Mindfulness Activities for Kids (2018); contributor to Best Practices for Yoga in Schools (2015) and the newly released Stories of School Yoga: Narratives from the Field (2019); and sponsors the free resource: Research Repository: Yoga, Meditation and Mindfulness for Children, Adolescents and in Schools. Lisa contributed to the first published research study to use both subjective and objective data to examine the acute and longitudinal effects of a school based yoga intervention in young children. Her work has been featured on Fox News and publications such as Education Week, Forbes, Greater Good Magazine, Washington Post, Yoga Journal and Parents. In addition to supporting a diverse group of schools in sustainably implementing yoga and mindfulness school wide, Lisa is a national presenter and advocate for youth mental health and the integration of MY-SEL (mindfulness, yoga, social and emotional learning) in education. Closer to home, she also serves as a school board member of MSAD 35/ South Berwick and Eliot, ME.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Lisa Flynn is the Founder & CEO of Yoga 4 Classrooms®. She is an author for Adams Media, a division of Simon & Schuster, and her work has been published in numerous journals/publications. Ms. Flynn receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Lisa Flynn is a member of the Yoga Alliance and International Association of Yoga Therapists.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. After attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will receive an email from PESI Customer Service with the subject line, “Evaluation and Certificate” within one week. This email will contain a link to complete the seminar evaluation and allow attendees to print, email or download a certificate of completion if in full attendance. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance is available through that link and an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

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Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

The planning committee and staff who controlled the content of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. For speaker disclosures, please see speaker bios.

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