This workshop will help teachers, librarians, social workers, therapists and anyone working with children to bring focus, self-regulation, & fun to the classroom, home or office while fostering social-emotional learning. This course will allow for the integration of the missing SEL piece by focusing on the students emotions and giving them the opportunity for developing self-regulation, improving self-awareness, building focus, reducing stress and anxiety and increasing attention. You will learn "lifesaver tools'" such as breathing exercises, mindfulness activities, yoga poses, yoga & mindfulness games, and relaxation techniques. Participants will learn dozens of ideas to add to the teaching toolbox that can be used in little breaks (one, five, 10, or 15 minutes) throughout the day.
We are so excited to work with teachers in helping to bring yoga and mindfulness into the classroom. As a former first-grade teacher 20 years ago, Lani noticed that when she used “Yoga Breaks,” her kids were able to focus better, sit longer, and have more success with their schoolwork. That is how Mindful Yoga Breaks® were born!
This workshop is specifically geared towards children ages 3-11 but people who have taken it in the past have said it has worked for older students as well as for themselves!
Read what participants have said about the Mindful Yoga Breaks Workshop:
I can't tell you how much the teachers loved your workshop and we are putting your strategies to use every day. It was just awesome, Lani. I'm using your suggestions myself, and just calmed down with a round of Peace Begins With Me :) Thank you so much for sharing with us- such good stuff!-----Ashley S. Director of Leila Day Preschool
This was an excellent workshop and super engaging. ----Teacher, Meadowbrook Farms School, East Greenwich, RI
This workshop was wonderful and applicable right now. ----Renee H., North Haven Child Development Center, North Haven, CT
So many tangible, immediately usable tools. So many new age appropriate language for teaching kids and adults about self-care. ----Jodi B. JFCS, San Francisco, CA
Recognizing that children need balance and focus in their lives, Lani Rosen-Gallagher (M.Ed., RYT 200, RCYT) first incorporated yoga into her daily schedule while teaching first grade in Coney Island in Brooklyn, NY over 20 years ago. Dozens of kids yoga and mindfulness trainings later, she created Full of Joy Yoga and set out on the path of bringing yoga to kids into their school day. She has taught thousands of children in preschools, public schools, yoga studios, libraries and events from the Bay Area to New Haven, CT where she is currently located. You can read more about Lani & Full of Joy Yoga here: fullofjoyoga.com
Jen Byer’s inner playfulness & love of yoga is how she founded YoPlay Yoga for Kids® in 2010. It’s where YOga & PLAY come together. Jennifer (RYT 200, RCYT) has over 20 years of yoga practice & teaching experience. She has taught thousands of children in preschools, public schools, yoga studios, libraries from Florida, where YoPlay® was founded, to around the world from Bhutan to Canada, and many places in between.
Mindful Yoga Breaks® was created with the intention of inspiring teachers to use “mindful breaks” during their school day as a way to calm, focus & allow students to self-regulate. Lani & Jen are passionate about improving the lives of children through yoga and mindfulness. They have combined their efforts, passion & their life work, to collaborate & bring this new mindful yoga program to schools, teachers, parents & students world-wide.