The Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu in their The Book of Joy say that teaching children how to cultivate deep attention is the most important task we can take on at this time. The “Mindfulness In Schools” program at Pavones Yoga Center for Mindfulness is devoted to that idea. This 50-hour course is designed for elementary, middle, and high school teachers who are interested in bringing mindfulness and yoga techniques into their classrooms.
This program is open to anyone. No yoga experience is required to attend.
June 22 - 28, 2018
The program begins with dinner on the evening of the 22nd of June and ends with dinner by 7 PM on the 27th. Plan to depart from PYC no later than 10 AM
on the 28th.
- What is mindfulness? Why is it important to teach children about mindfulness?
- Yoga history and philosophy and how to gear it toward children
- Yoga poses for children
- The sympathetic and parasympathetic response: the importance of relaxation to health across populations
- Self-regulation from a neurobiological standpoint: children and adult practices
- Yoga poses and sequences to release physical and emotional energy
- Gearing mindfulness to kids: techniques for teaching children about attention
- Incorporating meditation/awareness techniques into the classroom
- The Eight Limbs of Yoga For Kids: how to discuss the ethics of nonviolence, truthfulness, not stealing, living simply, and cultivating discipline with children
Tuition & Registration
Program Cost: $1,400 USD*
*Cost includes all expenses: shared (two per room) onsite lodging, all meals, all program costs.
Room upgrade options available on the registration form.