Now More than Ever…
While we all are finding our own way through this current COVID-19 crisis, over and over again we are seeing how people are rising to the occasion—helping each other, sharing, checking in on elderly neighbors and spending more quality time with their families. That’s the strange gift in all of this, that in times of great need our true character has a time to shine like no other.
The word “crises” comes from the Greek, where it means “to separate, to sift, to sort” or otherwise keep what is essential. Indeed, these times are challenging us, calling us to now focus on our humanity—to be more human than ever, to cast off the non-essential.
We have had so many emails and calls requesting our advice and assistance. And as during so many other challenging times in our lives, the answers often appear right in front of us. In our case, what we have to give, to help with, is our life’s work of supporting the health and wellness of schools, families and health professionals. So, to keep in touch with our tips and tools, sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of this page to receive those free resources.
And for those that want to further develop their professional skills in helping children, please scroll down to check out our online college-accredited courses.
For together we can do great things!
Online Wellness Curriculum Bundle
Learn the Yoga Calm curriculum from the comfort of your home. This step-by-step learning program includes the Integrated Approach to Wellness 1-3 coursework, including 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.
Online Youth Instructor Certification
5 Course Bundle Bundle
Learn the complete Yoga Calm curriculum and get certified from the comfort of your home. Our Online Certification Bundle includes the three-course curriculum course bundle plus our Practicum and Capstone courses which feature personalized coaching to help guide and support you through the learning process. Includes tools to start your own business, money-back guarantee and lifetime access to all course materials and resources.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 and social-emotional learning activities into your work with youth…
Trauma Releasing Exercises
Certification Training | Module 1, Sept 18-19, 2021
Is stress affecting your effectiveness, relationships and health? Do you want to find more effective ways to support your health and help others? Learn TRE, a simple and effective tool for you and your clients/students to reduce stress and release trauma…
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.
Other Popular Courses
Teaching Yoga to Seniors | Certificate Training
Seniors age 65 and older represent the fastest-growing sector of the U.S. population and — like many Americans — are increasingly drawn to yoga. Yet there are few places yoga teachers can learn practical strategies for adapting the practice to older bodies, minds and spirits. Since the senior population is expected to more than double […]
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…
Facing the Mental Health Crisis with Strength, Resilience & Hope
Teachers, parents and mental health practitioners will examine the mental health crisis among young people then learn effective, time-tested, strength-based tools that can help them navigate through the personal and cultural pressures they face to find hope and happiness…
Back in Balance: Self-Care for Body, Mind & Heart
Find out how to use yoga, mindfulness and social support to build resilience to stress, promote healing, and support our overall health and wellness with health education pioneers, Jim and Lynea Gillen…