Introductory workshop for preschool educators and caregivers offered as in-service professional development workshop.
In this introductory 2.5 hour workshop, preschool educators and caregivers will gain an understanding of the many benefits of yoga and mindfulness-based activities as it relates to educating and nurturing the whole child. Through interactive discussion and lots of playful, experiential practice, attendees will learn simple breathing activities, playful yoga postures, song and movement sequences, and games and relaxation techniques appropriate and engaging for children ages 2 - 5 years. With these tools, preschool educators will be empowered to create a positive, peaceful, productive learning environment as their students learn important skills for self-regulation that can be carried with them throughout their lives.
Attendees will receive an illustrated packet of activities and sequences covered in the workshop, continuing education suggestions for further study and training, and a list of helpful resources and materials, many of which are available in the ChildLight Yoga boutique.
Certificate and Continuing Education Hours:
Participants will receive a certificate of completion that can be used to procure continuing education credits or hours through their respective credentialing organizations (please check with your credentialing org).
""I knew nothing about yoga or how to apply it to young children and now I do! The packet is awesome with information on how to incorporate info and poses into classes and how to extend the activities." ~ SM
"Loved the cards, books and visuals that were introduced." ~LS
"I most enjoyed ideas for calming and incorporating yoga into books and music." ~KH
"Wonderful ideas and resources!" ~NFFast moving, fun and informative workshop - looking forward to incorporating these ideas into my classroom tomorrow!" ~ S.B., Preschool Educator
"Exceeded my expectations. Loved the hands on learning. The instructor was wonderful; very, very experienced both in teaching yoga and working with and loving children." ~ D.S.
"Practical, engaging ideas and activities for kids - I'm excited about the possibilities and look forward to learning more in the full teacher training!" ~ K.B.
"I'm just starting out, so this was a very helpful introduction to yoga and the benefits for kids (and me). Loved 'being' a child doing poses, playing and dancing! The packet is an informative, great resource to refer back to." ~ A.B.
"Great lesson ideas and structure for kids as young as 2. I typically work with older kids - this was needed for a quick pop of confidence for working with the preschool age. Thank you!" ~ H.C.
"Awesome intro course. The energy and modeling of how to teach was inspiring!" ~ Michelle
"Excellent workshop! Provided great visual ideas, resources and examples. Looking forward to trying it all out in the classroom!" ~ Preschool Teacher
"Makes me want to continue on with ChildLight Yoga to pursue certification!" ~ Preschool Teacher/Program Administrator
"The instructor was so professional and engaging. I learned helpful information that I can immediately use in my classroom." ~ Preschool Teacher
This introductory workshop serves as a wonderful precursor to the ChildLight Yoga and Mindfulness for Children Teacher Training.
Private Workshops Available:
Contact us to learn about hosting this workshop as professional development for the staff of your preschool or childcare center.
This workshop is offered as a private group professional development opportunity.
Workshop can be held at the ChildLight Yoga Studio & Training Center or as an In-Service at your preschool or facility.
Yoga for Children: 200+ Yoga Poses, Breathing Exercises and Meditations for Healthier, Happier, More Resilient Children, by Lisa Flynn
"Play with the practices in this book and bolster your child's resilience and self-esteem as you enhance your relationship." ~ Amy Weintraub
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