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Chair Yoga Training (4 Week Online Course)
Get Kids Moving and Ready to Learn!
How can you bring the essential benefits of movement to students while practicing social distancing, learning virtually, or when your school simply doesn’t have enough space?
Chair yoga makes it possible and provides a timely break from screens for students to move their bodies, release stress, and stay engaged and ready to learn.
In this experiential online course, The School Yoga Project Director Mayuri Gonzalez teaches simple and effective chair-based practices you can immediately bring to students, incorporating movement, breathing, mindfulness, and relaxation. This course includes a wealth of take-away resources to support your learning and implementation, plus bonus tools to deepen your personal practice and well-being during these trying times.
Why Chair Yoga?
Children today sit still for developmentally inappropriate periods. This is only being intensified with virtual and hybrid learning. Many schools are increasing rigor and standardized tests while decreasing time for physical education and movement breaks. Additionally, many schools and families at home lack the space for mat-based yoga, and with increased health measures, it isn’t advisable for students to be sharing yoga mats.
Chair yoga is an effective and sustainable way to bring daily yoga practice to children and adolescents in a classroom setting or at home, without the need for additional space or yoga mats.
This course is best suited for classroom teachers, PE teachers, school-based clinicians, yoga instructors, and mindfulness educators. All others who work with children are welcome to join (including parents).
After completion, you will be ready to:
- Create and implement chair yoga sequences to meet the needs of children and adolescents.
- Teach various yoga poses, breath work, mindfulness, and relaxation practices to students seated in chairs or using chairs as supports.
- Understand how movement connects to learning and how chair yoga powerfully complements mindfulness programs, providing meaningful benefits, and engaging experiences for students.
Please note: This is a 4 part series. Meeting dates are: 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/3 from 7:30pm EST to 9:00pm EST. There will not be a meeting date on 2/17 because of the Winter break.
This course meets Yoga Alliance CE requirements.
Meet Your Trainer:
Mayuri Gonzalez, LFY’s School Yoga Project Director, is a nationally recognized presenter, trainer and instructor in mindfulness and children’s yoga with over 25 years of practice. In her role with LFY, Mayuri trains and mentors teachers, counselors and school support staff. She is a contributing author to Best Practices for Yoga in Schools, and a presenter for PESI, offering continuing education to educators and health care providers.Read More
- either 1 full day training (10am-6pm EST)
- or the 4 week series option (Wednesday’s 7:30-9pm EST)
Feb 3, 2021 - Mar 1, 2021
There are 2 options for this Chair Yoga course:
By registering for this course you are enrolling in the 4 week series. Meeting dates are: 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/3 from 7:30pm EST to 9:00pm EST. There will not be a meeting date on 2/17 because of the Winter break.
If you are interested in the 1 day option, please click HERE.
- Online Learning
- Join us for online learning opportunities including self-paced and live-stream interactive trainings, workshops and webinars.
Learn from your own home, at the pace that is right for you!
Teacher: Jennifer Cohen Harper