This course provides simple, short, accessible tools that are easy for educators and students, to use. Their bite-sized nature allows for them to be woven in throughout the day, to help to create a more harmonious, learning environment while providing students (and educators!) with means for well-being.
I believe that the most inclusive and successful way for ALL young people to have access to Yoga, and the well-being that it is proven to bring, is for this to be a part of the school day.
Through many years of study, applied research and experience, I have created a 90-minute workshop to help Classroom Teachers to recognize the importance of bringing yoga into the classroom and to understand when to use short, simple yoga and breathing exercises, and to feel the confidence to do so.
These simple yoga tools are designed to help students be self-aware, to recognize in their own bodies the benefits of these tools and to empower them to use them in daily life, beyond the classroom.
No prior yoga experience or equipment is required.
All participants will receive a downloadable PDF handbook with a guide to the exercises and poses covered.
The workshop will be interactive. I invite participants to explore the material in their own bodies to understand and feel the benefits. We will cover standing and chair yoga, practice brain boosting movements, breathing exercises, relaxation and visualization, mindfulness activities and games
Please wear comfortable clothing. A chair so we can explore some chair yoga.
I am an advocate of and bringing the fundamentals of yoga into everyday living, and the classroom after seeing first hand evidence of its benefits as a tool for wellness.
I'm a mother of two, a Registered Childrens Yoga Teacher, E-RYT® 200, YACEP®, and Trauma Informed trained; delivering Professional Development workshops for Educators in Burnaby, Surrey, and the Okanagan.
I spent 12 years in Japan teaching Art, English, and Yoga in kindergartens, orphanages, schools, and yoga studios, and training future kids yoga educators in Japan.
I have taken multiple trainings with Yoga. Ed, including Kids, Teens, and Trauma Informed, courses and UCLA. She became a Trainer for Yoga.Ed in 2014.
I also work with The Yoga Buggy, a non-profit that is dedicated to bringing yoga to all kids.
I am employed at Simon Fraser University, working closely with Health and Counselling. I have taught Yoga in Elementary classrooms, and Senior and Chair Yoga at Recreation Centers, and Senior Living centers.