Professional Development Course for Educators
This unique course was developed specifically for preschool educators and administrators, and has been designed to provide essential tools and techniques for incorporating yoga into the preschool classroom.
Preschool teachers know the importance of varying activities throughout the school day to keep children engaged. Introducing yoga into the preschool classroom is a great way for teachers to check in with students and to create meaningful transitions when moving from one activity to another. This course focuses on the age appropriate poses and games, breathing exercises, and visualization techniques, as well as specific developmental considerations, that can be seamlessly incorporated in the classroom throughout the school day. We will share creative and fun ways for keeping kids engaged, for transitioning between daily tasks, for calming and soothing, for focus and attention, and for whenever energy needs to be released, no matter where you are or what your class is doing.
You’ll learn how to teach fun yoga classes from 5 minute exercises to 60 minute classes. Experience how we combine simple yoga poses with engaging songs, puppets and stories that exercise social, sensory and motor skills while increasing flexibility. Kids will strengthen their bodies as they learn how to focus through breathing and relaxation techniques.
Help your students to:
- Release energy in a small space
- Build focus and concentration
- Gain body awareness and a feeling of well-being
- Increase strength and flexibility
- Build confidence and self-esteem, as well as self-control
- Find a sense of calm through breathing and relaxation
- Cultivate love for one’s self, inside and out
Sharing yoga with your preschoolers is for any time of the day – during lessons, story time, transitions, winding-down time, or after active play.
No previous yoga experience is required in order to participate in this workshop.