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This is EVOLvED Heart-Center, Mindful Education Teacher Training

There is a lot expected of the modern classroom, and this year will certainly bring new and unique challenges for teacher, students, and parents alike. Kids need to learn not only reading, writing, and arithmetic, but also how to manage their emotions and communicate well with others. Children benefit from keeping connected with their bodies and their feelings–learning to cope with feelings associated with stress and anxiety. Yoga and mindfulness practices can help.

The EVOLvED Heart-Center, Mindful Education 8-hour training provides classroom-specific strategies to bring kids yoga and mindfulness experiences to educational settings. Experienced trainers share their passion for this work as they facilitate a creative and insightful training curriculum. Trainees are given opportunities to interact with and learn from others in the field and to collaborate on innovative ways to offer classroom versions of yoga and mindfulness for students grades K-6.

Frequently asked questions…

This training is for you if:

  • You are a classroom teacher, PE teacher, media center specialist or another specialty teacher, classroom assistant, or school support staff (interpreters, 1:1 workers)
  • You are a school-based Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist, Speech-Language Pathologist, psychologist or social worker looking for ways to diversify your treatment offerings and engage kids in new ways.
  • You are an administrator looking for ways to positively affect behaviors in your school community.
  • You are a before/after school program care provider or administrator with needs for physical, recreational, and academic goals to be met.
  • You are currently teaching yoga and mindfulness and want to know how to bring them to school settings.
  • You are a school volunteer looking for creative ways to contribute to your school environment.
  • You are a parent, guardian, nanny or caregiver that will be helping to manage virtual school schedules.

As a trainee of this course you’ll receive:

  • 8 hours of training led by experienced trainers with experience and a passion for teaching yoga in schools.
  • A comprehensive kids yoga + mindfulness manual with resources for classroom success and business development. This manual includes a Next Generation Yoga® lesson plan and pose glossary for over 100 yoga poses.
  • A digital set of colorful Next Generation Yoga® Yoga + Mindfulness Cards for the Classroom, featuring 60 yoga & mindfulness activities in 6 categories, detailed instructions, and photos.
  • An understanding of the benefits of yoga, mindfulness, and social-emotional learning within school settings. 
  • Instruction on how to plan and offer effective yoga and mindfulness moments, breaks, or activities, including ideas for blending yoga and mindfulness with art, music, books, and props.
  • Suggestions on how to support established curriculums such as literacy, math, and social studies with yoga and mindfulness activities. 
  • How to use these techniques as part of overall classroom management strategy, including ways to help increase students’ focus, self-discipline, confidence, empathy, and cooperation and to reduce anxiety and stress. 
  • Tools and strategies to practice self-care to help avoid fatigue and burnout.
  • Connection with others in a like-minded and supportive community, those who also value kids, yoga, mindfulness, and education!
  • Access to resources and tools specifically designed to support this training.

Participants will meet on Zoom, a web-based video conference service. It is free and your trainer will provide a link to the virtual room. If you don’t have video capabilities, you can join by phone.

This course is taught to you “live” and online. That means our master trainers will be leading you through the course during a specific time and you’ll have the chance to actively participate as well as interact with your fellow trainees. You’ll be able to see and hear other like-minded people from around the world – how cool is that!?! While we do encourage being available to participate in the live classes and discussions, if you need to miss, all sessions are recorded and will be available for you to download and watch later.

This course is taught to you “live” and online. That means our master trainers will be leading you through the course during a specific time and you’ll have the chance to actively participate as well as interact with your fellow trainees. You’ll be able to see and hear other like-minded people from around the world – how cool is that!?! While we do encourage being available to participate in the live classes and discussions, if you need to miss, all sessions are recorded and will be available for you to download and watch later.

Nope! No experience or preparation is necessary, and no pre-reading of the manual content is required. We’ll cover most of the material live, with certain sections assigned as homework or to supplement the discussion.

There will be some light reading to supplement our live discussions. We’ll also work on developing and teaching a short lesson plan sequence perfect for a school-based setting.

Yes! This training will count as 8 hours towards YA’s 95-hour RCYS training requirements or CE credits.

In light of COVID-19, Yoga Alliance has made a temporary provision to allow its schools to offer contact hours in a virtual format from for any currently active teacher training program as well as those that will be running sessions through the end of 2020. This applies to those sessions that would otherwise be in-person. Click here for the most recent updates from Yoga Alliance or email us with questions.

Click here to learn more about the Next Generation Yoga 95-hour Registered Children’s Yoga School.

Fill your mental and physical yoga toolbox with tools and resources!

Easily incorporate yoga + mindfulness into any setting with the NGY Yoga + Mindfulness Cards for the Classroom.

Learn how to fill your mental and physical yoga toolbox so your always prepared to give your students what they need, in any situation.

Meet your trainer: Amy Nucera, NGY Teacher & EVOLvED Trainer

Amy began her career in early childhood education, specializing in imaginative play and creative movement. Years later she joined team NGY was able to combine her loves of yoga and education by teaching and developing content.  Sharing yoga + mindfulness in schools became her main focus and she is proud to have contributed to the curriculum development of this course. She’s thrilled to be able to share techniques and tools with children and educators that help cultivate a positive & healthy school environment, manage stress and reduce anxiety for students and teachers, and promote empathy & tolerance towards others.
Learn more about Amy here.

NGY is an approved 95-hour Registered Children’s Yoga School (RCYS) through the Yoga Alliance Organization. Yoga Teachers registered with the Yoga Alliance as an active 200-hour RYT may earn their specialty designation as a Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher (RCYT) by completing Next Generation Yoga’s 95-hour Teacher Training program.

Click here to learn more! (A desire to become an RCYT is not a requirement to take any of our training.)

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