Yoga & Mindfulness Tools for the Classroom: Increase Engagement and Focus, Decrease Anxiety and Dysregulation, Support Academic Success

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Additional Professional Development Workshops In This Area: 10/23/17 South Bend, 10/25/17 Indianapolis

Imagine your classroom full of calm, yet alert and engaged studentswith strong self-awareness, and the capacity to navigate challenging and stressful situations thoughtfully and confidently! Today’s students face tremendous pressure to achieve within a world that is often overwhelming. I will share with you yoga and mindfulness based tools, which offer proven methods to develop the inner resilience needed to navigate physical, mental and emotional stress, and overcome barriers to learning. 

You will learn how to bring these practices to your school in a simple and effective way. One that supports making your students’ lives healthier, and increasing their capacity to learn effectively, handle distraction, manage challenging emotions, self-regulate behavior, and achieve personal and academic success.
Learn how yoga and mindfulness impact a child’s brain, and how you can harness this knowledge to help your students thrive. 
Based on the Five Element program used successfully by the School Yoga Project, this seminar balances practical activities with theory to be taught in the classroom without mats and prior yoga or mindfulness experience. 
• Share simple, powerful 1-5 minute yoga and mindfulness practices in your classroom
• Learn how yoga and mindfulness impact a child’s brain, and how you can harness this knowledge to help your students thrive
• Explore strategies for increasing focus and reducing anxiety during test-prep and testing
• Discover ways to improve classroom climate, maximize the potential of transitions, and minimize dysregulation and disruption  
• Mindfulness practices to support your own capacity for skillful action during challenging student behavior


Yoga and Mindfulness Support Learning

  • The Brain-Body-Nervous System Relationship
  • Cultivating Student’s Inner Resources of Body, Breath and Mind
  • The Five Elements of Yoga and Mindfulness
  • Connect: Increase present moment awareness of self, others and the environment
  • Breathe: Stabilize energy and emotions, regulate nervous system
  • Move: Increase engagement and boost brain activity
  • Focus: Manage distractions, increase focus and attention capacity
  • Relax: Calm the nervous system and improve energy and classroom climate

Ready to Learn: Set the Stage for Success

  • Enhance Your Classroom Climate
  • Create Mindfulness-Based Routines
  • Manage and Maximize Transitions

Transform Classroom Challenges into Opportunities

  • Navigate Student Anxiety, Stress and Overwhelm in the Classroom
  • Increase Energy and Engagement through movement and breathwork
  • Prepare for Testing and Learn Test-Taking Strategies
  • Manage distractions and strengthen focus through movement and mindfulness practices

Create a Mindful School Culture

  • Mindfully (and Effectively) Respond to Challenging Behavior
  • Accessibility, Inclusivity, and Secularism in School –Based Yoga
  • Reflective Teaching: Become Mindful Educator
  • Reduce Teacher Stress, Avoid Burnout, and Minimize Secondary Trauma  ​

Continuing Education Hours: 6 hours of CE hours for Counselors, SWs, Psys, MFTs, OTs, SLPs, Educators, Nurses.

Student and group discounts are available. Click registration link for full details

Meet Your Trainer: Crystal McCreary

Crystal's yoga journey began after college while working as an elementary school teacher in Oakland, CA. After a long day with children, the rhythmic linking of breath with movement had the effect of quieting her over-stimulated mind. She began to observe herself with more clarity and to unearth with compassion many obstacles on the path to wellness. Yoga was an integral component in her self-care ritual during the completion of her M.F.A. in Acting and soon became a true soul mate. 

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Little Flower Yoga is based in New York and provides classes in all five boroughs of New York City and Westchester County.

Tel: (212) 634-7890