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The following Yoga Calm training courses are for school teachers, counselors, nurses, therapists, yoga teachers, parents and other adults who work with children and teens. Click the event name to read a full description. For PSU or other university course credit you will register at the course and you will be billed for the course credit directly by that institution.

Classes for children and teens are available here.

Course Bundles

Online Wellness Curriculum Bundle (3 Courses)

Learn the complete Yoga Calm curriculum and get certified from the comfort of your home. This step-by-step learning program includes all five courses in the Certification series (Wellness 1-3, Practicum and Capstone) and includes over 100 simple yoga-based activities, mindfulness exercises, and social/emotional skill activities to help PreK-12 students improve self-control, attention, behavioral skills, physical health and emotional stability.

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Online Youth Instructor Certification Course Bundle (5 Courses)

Learn the complete Yoga Calm curriculum and get certified from the comfort of your home. This step-by-step learning program includes all five courses in the Certification series (Wellness 1-3, Practicum and Capstone) and includes over 100 simple yoga-based activities, mindfulness exercises, and social/emotional skill activities to help PreK-12 students improve self-control, attention, behavioral skills, physical health and emotional stability.

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Youth Instructor Certification Course Series

Integrated Approach to Wellness 1: Introduction to Yoga Calm

Learn to teach 40 simple yoga-based activities, mindfulness exercises, and social/emotional skill training to help PreK-12 students improve self-control, attention, behavioral skills, physical health and emotional stability. Fun, effective and appropriate for all ages and abilities, including special needs students. Includes lesson plans, research support, trauma-informed practices, and textbook.

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Integrated Approach to Wellness 2: Physical Connections to Learning

Support classroom community and increase daily physical activity while developing strength, flexibility and health awareness through 30 more fun, engaging and experiential activities. Participants receive detailed instruction in team building and leadership skill development, yoga pose alignment, sequencing and adaptations for developmental stages and diverse abilities, including special needs students.

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Integrated Approach to Wellness 3: Social/Emotional Connections to Learning

Learn 20 new engaging and effective social/emotional skill development activities from the research-supported Yoga Calm Wellness Curriculum that directly address PreK-12 youths’ need for emotional guidance and support in school, home and therapeutic settings. Includes case histories from school counseling and clinical experience, storytelling and symbolic language, and the complementary aspects of Eastern and Western psychology.

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Practicum Course

Deepen your knowledge and develop your ability to teach self-regulation, attention, integrative movement and social/emotional skills development activities to PreK-12 youth. The Yoga Calm Practicum includes practice teaching, lesson planning, mindfulness inquiries, and observation, personalized coaching and guidance on how to successfully teach Yoga Calm.

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Certification Capstone

Celebrate the culmination of your certification experience with demonstration teaching, individualized feedback from your trainers, an opportunity to see others teach Yoga Calm, and special sessions on how to develop your business and promote your classes for youth.

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Intensives

Intensive (Wellness 1, 2, & 3) – Oregon, Washington & Minnesota

Learn the complete Yoga Calm Wellness Curriculum, its principles and over 100 activities and lesson plans from the Wellness 1, 2 & 3 courses. These include breathing exercises, simple yoga poses and mindfulness activities, social/emotional skill development activities, relaxation/storytelling processes and emotional guidance techniques. Effective for a wide range of ages (preK-12), settings, and populations, including special-needs children.

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Mindfulness & Attention Courses

Mindfulness and The Brain: Embodying Mindfulness in Education

Experience how mindfulness can transform your life, your relationships, and your work with youth. We’ll cover basic brain anatomy, development and function, and learn the practice of mindfulness from Peace in Schools, the nonprofit that launched the first for-credit mindfulness class in a U.S. public high school…

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ADHD: the Mind/Body Connection

Learn specific strategies and fun and engaging activities to help children struggling with impulse control and attention issues (ADHD) work productively and play appropriately in classroom, home and other social situations. Over 30 years of clinical experience and the latest research are distilled into 10 key strategies and dozens of specially designed recreational activities that build key behavioral, cognitive and social skills that benefit all children.

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Trauma Courses

Transforming Childhood Trauma: Healing Heart, Mind & Body

Learn a strength‐based approach for working with childhood trauma that engages the whole child, including their physical, mental and emotional resources to promote healing, develop resilience and support growth. Explore how to integrate evidence-based tools, such as yoga, mindfulness, social-emotional learning activities, and Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE) into your work with youth…

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Environmental Education Courses

Love, Knowledge and Action: Inspiring Environmental Stewardship

Learn how to lead summer camps and school-based activities (K-8) that creatively integrate physical yoga, social/emotional learning, music, art and environmental education. These fun and engaging activities support the whole child and inspire stewardship for our natural world.

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Other Popular Courses

Listening to the Body: Yoga Calm for Therapists

Learn how to combine mindfulness, simple yoga practices, and effective counseling techniques in individual and small group therapy sessions. This whole-client approach supports the development of wellness habits and addresses some of the most persistent physical symptoms that accompany anxiety, depression, ADHD, loss, and trauma.

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Boys Coyotes & Other Wild Creatures

It’s time to meet boys’ unique needs, and to provide healthy and creative outlets for their “wildness.” Learn the importance of movement and “rough” play and the need for boys to find meaning, initiation and physical connection to the world. We will use traditional stories of animals such as wolves, coyotes and cougars, and current cultural mythology such as Star Wars’ Jedi knights, to explore the warrior archetype and its importance in addressing the global challenges of this era.

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