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.
Mayuri Gonzalez is a nationally recognized presenter, trainer and instructor in mindfulness and children’s yoga. 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, 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.