Seminar Detail

Yoga and Mindfulness for Kids: Improve Emotional Regulation and Increase Attention
Yoga and Mindfulness for Kids: Improve Emotional Regulation and Increase Attention

Where:   PLAINVIEW, NY

When:  Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description:

Do you think yoga and mindfulness can help the children you work with, but have no idea where to start? You’ve learned some mindfulness activities, but can’t figure out when and how to use them? Run out of good options for working with your most challenging kids? All children deserve the chance to thrive, and a growing body of research shows that yoga and mindfulness are powerful tools to help navigate a challenging world.

Join Mayuri Gonzalez, E-RYT, RCYT, director of the School Yoga Project, (a Little Flower Yoga program in New York City schools), to explore how these practices can help kids soothe the protective part of their brain and engage and exercise the thoughtful part.

You’ll walk away from this engaging seminar with a step-by-step approach to integrate the practices of yoga and mindfulness to help children and adolescents who are struggling to regulate their emotions, sustain attention and control impulsive behavior.

Based on a program used with children in NYC schools, this framework for helping children access the inner resources of their body, breath and mind is comprehensive and effective, as well as accessible even for those with no prior yoga or mindfulness experience.

It’s time to help our kids move away from reactivity and toward balanced engagement with the world, both at home and at school. This seminar combines discussion, lecture, practice and reflection to send you back to your work inspired and empowered with both new tools and a clear knowledge of how to implement them.
Objectives:

  1. Examine the relationship between brain, nervous system, and body, and articulate how yoga and mindfulness can aid in supporting effective integration and function.
  2. Integrate yoga and mindfulness practices into treatment to help clients regulate their emotions.
  3. Implement yoga and mindfulness into clinical practice to enhance clients' self-awareness.
  4. Utilize mindfulness strategies in a strength based, supportive manner to assist in improving client's ability to attend and focus.
  5. Evaluate mindfulness techniques that may help children become more emotionally regulated as well as reduce impulsivity and increase positive decision making skills.
  6. Articulate strategies that can be integrated into treatment to help improve resilience and mindfulness-based self-care among clients.
OUTLINE

The Neuroscience of Yoga & Mindfulness
  • Soothe the protective brain, engage and exercise the thoughtful brain
  • The brain-body relationship
  • Regulate the nervous system
  • Manage emotions
  • Explore the relationship between attachment, embodiment and attention
Strategies for Teaching Yoga & Mindfulness to Children
  • 8 guidelines to create an emotionally and physically safe space
  • Making practice relevant
  • SADHD considerations
Building Your Toolkit of Practices
  • The Five Elements of Yoga and mindfulness
    • Connect: Practices to increase present moment awareness of self and others (Mindful Listening, Checking in Worksheet, Caring Feelings Meditation, I Am In Charge)
    • Breathe: Practices to stabilize energy and emotions (Grounding Breath, Empowering Breath, Calming Breath, Balancing Breath)
    • Move: Yoga based movement to regulate energy, and develop an improved sense of agency (Grounding, Strengthening, Balancing)
    • Focus: Activities to build focus and attention capacity (Single Pointed Focus, Thought River Meditation, Expanding Energy Meditation)
    • Relax: Practices to calm the nervous system (Restorative Yoga, Tense and Let Go)
Addressing Resistance
  • Create an invitation to participate
  • Make practices relevant
  • Effective modeling
  • Skillful acceptance
  • Use mindfulness and yoga in challenging moments

MAYURI BREEN GONZALEZ

Mayuri Breen-Gonzalez, E-RYT, RCYT, is a nationally recognized presenter, trainer and instructor in mindfulness and children’s yoga, leading teacher trainings and continuing education seminars at renowned retreat centers such as The Omega Institute and IONS Earthrise Center. She has more than 25 years of experience practicing yoga and mindfulness, and provides therapeutic yoga classes to children and families as well as teaching yoga and mindfulness classes in schools and community centers.

In her role as director of the School Yoga Project, (a Little Flower Yoga program that brings yoga and mindfulness classes to over 1800 children a week in New York City schools), Mayuri trains and mentors teachers, counselors and school support staff. She is a contributing author to Transforming Education: Best Practices for Yoga in Schools, published by the Yoga Service Council, as well as author of Little Flower Chair Yoga: A Sustainable Approach. As an active member of the Yoga Service Council and the International Association for Yoga Therapists, Mayuri maintains a strong community of support and a commitment to continuous learning.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Mayuri Gonzalez is the founder and co-owner of Prasanthi Studio Family Yoga and Wellness. She is the director of The School Yoga Project a program of Little Flower Yoga. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Mayuri Gonzalez has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
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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.

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NEW YORK EDUCATORS: PESI, Inc. is an approved sponsor of CTLE with the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) Office of Teaching Initiatives. Provider #23567. This activity will qualify for 6.25 Approved Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) Hour(s), in the area of Pedagogy. Hours are based on full attendance.


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