Do you think yoga and mindfulness can help the children you work with, but have no idea where to start? 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 us to explore how these practices can help kids sooth 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 for effectively sharing the proven 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 tens of thousands of 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 towards balanced engagement with the world, both at home and at school. This is a joyful seminar that combines discussion, lecture, practice and reflection to send you back to your work inspired and empowered with both new tools and an clear understanding of how to implement them.
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.
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.