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2017 Oregon Summer Intensive

Lynea & Jim Gillen, Yoga Calm
Caverly Morgan, Peace in Schools

June 24-27, 2017
Still Meadow Retreat
Damascus, Oregon

$750 Early bird rate ($795 after April 20)
Includes 3 delicious lunches, Yoga Calm for Children textbook, party & pre-course online materials (lodging info below)

$150 for Online Certification  Bundle registrants
10% Group Discounts (Groups of 3 or more)
$180 – 3 PSU Grad/Undergrad credits (optional)


  • Saturday, June 24, 8:00 – 4:30 pm
  • Sunday, June 25, 8:00 – 4:30pm
  • Monday, June 26, 8:00 – 12:30 (lunch provided, then afternoon off to explore Portland and environs)
  • Tuesday, June 27, 8:00 – 12:30 pm, conclude

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Relax, Refresh, and Renew Your Commitment to Supporting Youth 

Happy Children1Experience Yoga Calm’s unique integrated and emotionally-supportive approach to yoga, mindfulness and social-emotional learning with a passionate community of educators and therapists in an inspiring setting.

Whether you are new to yoga/mindfulness or a longtime practitioner, the Intensive will give you valuable new skills. The retreat is particularly designed for teachers, school counselors, therapists/clinicians, parents and others who work with Pre-K-12 youth.




Yoga Calm elementsYoga Calm has developed from over 35 years of classroom and counseling experience and research showing that teaching mindfulness, social-emotional skills and movement develops attention, well being and academic success.

Its award-winning materials are used by thousands of educators, therapists & parents

Our Summer Intensive is an unique opportunity to learn the complete Yoga Calm system, its principles, research support and over 100 activities and lesson plans from the Wellness 1, Wellness 2 and Wellness 3 courses.

These courses cover the entire Yoga Calm Wellness Curriculum including breathing and nervous system regulation exercises, simple yoga poses, mindfulness practices, social/emotional skill development, relaxation/storytelling processes, and emotional guidance techniques.

Yoga Calm activities are effective for a wide range of ages (PreK-12), settings, and populations, including special-needs children.

Overall, you will learn new activities, games, and processes that:

  • Reduce stress and self-regulate
  • Improve attention, self control and imagination
  • Increase fitness, self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Enhance communication, trust, teamwork and leadership skills
  • Improve character skills, like persistence and resilence
  • Help with sensory integration, ADHD, autism, anxiety, and other needs
  • Help you with classroom management
  • Support your health!

Get Credit!

The Oregon Summer Intensive qualifies for 3 PSU Graduate Credits, 3.6 CEUs, and/or 36 Clock Hours (WSCA) . All coursework also applies toward the Yoga Calm Youth Instructor and Adult Instructor (RYT-200) Certification program. Certificate of training hours provided.

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Join the Circle of Support

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One of the highlights of the Intensive is the collegial sharing and support from other passionate and creative educators and therapists that come from around the world.

Learning together in cohorts,  the course series also provides a supportive environment in which to observe, practice-teach, develop new skills and nurture yourself.

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Start Learning Now!

Our new hybrid course design for the Intensive allows you to begin your coursework as soon as you register with online videos, readings and resources.  A great way to learn at a convenient time and location and to repeatedly watch and practice activities.

Then in June you will be ready to deepen your knowledge with a full day of experiential activities and Q&A sessions.

Still Meadow Retreat

The Oregon Summer Intensive is held at Still Meadow Retreat Center, one of Oregon’s secret jewels, with beautiful gardens, incredible food and 60 acres of woods, grape orchards and trails.

multnomah fallsAt the foot of Mt. Hood, 30 minutes from Downtown Portland and Portland International Airport, Edgefield Resort and the spectacular Columbia River Gorge and 90 minutes to the beach, Still Meadow is the perfect location for seeing the best of Oregon.

Come early to the Intensive or stay late to explore Portland and Oregon’s beaches, mountains and other environs. (Monday afternoon is off and we end at 12:30 on Tuesday.) There will also be ample time to renew your spirit with restorative yoga sessions, walks in the woods, great food, and a sauna for relaxation after each day’s sessions.


Still Meadow Retreat Center
(30 mins south of Portland International Airport)
16561 SE Marna Rd
Damascus, OR 97089

For those coming from out of town or local participants who would like more of a retreat experience, Still Meadow offers overnight accommodations. And, spouses are welcome to join you (for the cost of lodging + 3 lunches).

The following four-night lodging packages will be available to you during your registration process (prices are per person):

$300 – Dorm Room (shared; three or four beds) per person cost
$420 – Double Room (shared; two beds) per person cost
$520 – Single Room (one bed)

  • Four nights’ lodging with check-in/out: Fri, June 23, 4:00 PM/Tues, June 27, NOON
  • Breakfast and dinner are included with all rooms (beginning with Saturday breakfast, June 24, and ending with Tuesday breakfast, June 27) (lunches are included in the registration fee)
  • Shared bathrooms

Additional lodging information: 


55752_lynea_headshot_cropped_042Lynea Gillen, LPC, RYT
Lynea is an innovator in the field of wellness education for youth. Her heart-centered, creative, and effective resources and activities were developed directly from her 35 years of experience as a school teacher, counselor and clinician.

From its development in a behavior classroom in a rural Oregon town in 2000, Lynea’s Yoga Calm program has trained over 20,000 school teachers and counselors who have helped over 250,000 youth to develop attention, regulation and social skills. Her program is currently used in diverse settings, including Head Start programs, urban classrooms, occupational therapy clinics, the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital, and even the Mayo Clinic. Lynea is also an adjunct professor at Portland State University and Lewis & Clark College.

JIm_0441 Crop SmallJim Gillen, ERYT-500
Jim is an innovator in whole-child education with an extensive background in yoga, science and educational media. He has four decades of yoga and meditation experience and has taught thousands of yoga classes to all ages and abilities since 1997.

Jim has also taught adaptive sports for special needs children, pioneered national youth environmental science education programs for the National Science Foundation, co-developed 14 graduate-level college courses in wellness education, and has received eight national awards as a publisher.


Caverly Morgan SmallCaverly Morgan, Founding Director, Peace in Schools
Peace in Schools launched the first for-credit high school mindfulness course in the nation. Caverly leads the Peace in Schools teaching team, develops their mindfulness curricula, and works directly with teens. Caverly has been practicing mindfulness since 1995, including eight years in a monastic setting. Caverly brings insight, passion and humor to her transformative work with students of all ages.



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