Oregon Summer Intensive
Aug 1-4, 2020

Note New Dates: August 1-4, 2020!


Relax, Refresh, and Renew Your Commitment to Supporting Youth 


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Experience 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.

The Oregon Summer Intensive introduces 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 mindfulness and breathing exercises, simple yoga poses, social/emotional skill development activities, relaxation/storytelling processes and emotional guidance techniques. These activities are effective for a wide range of ages (PreK-12), settings, and populations, including special-needs children.

Practical & Effective

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

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

Whether you are new to yoga/mindfulness or a longtime practitioner, the Intensive will give you valuable new skills.


What You Will Learn

The Intensive is particularly designed for teachers, school counselors, therapists/clinicians, parents and others who work with Pre-K-12 youth.

You will learn new activities, games, and processes that:

  • Reduce stress, address trauma, self-nurture, and regulate emotions
  • Improve self-control, concentration and imagination
  • Increase fitness, self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Enhance communication, trust, teamwork and leadership skills
  • Help with sensory integration, ADHD, autism, anxiety, depression and other needs
  • Help you with classroom management
  • Support your health!

The Intensive also provides a supportive environment in which to observe, practice-teach, develop new skills and nurture yourself. (See photo gallery from past events.)

The course format, and the Yoga Calm approach, features a cycle of physical yoga, cognitive learning and relaxation/integration — for an effective yet relaxed approach to learning.

Get Credit!

The Oregon Summer Intensive qualifies for 36 Clock Hours/PDUs/CEUs and/or three, University of the Pacific semester-level, graduate credits. A certificate documenting training hours will be provided.

Get Certified

The Intensive’s Wellness 1-3 coursework also applies toward the Yoga Calm Youth Instructor Certification program  Add the online Practicum/Capstone option (see below) for additional cost savings.

Relax, Refresh, Renew

The Oregon Intensive is held each summer 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. On-site lodging is available and recommended especially for those traveling from out of town (see details below).

At 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.

There will also be ample time to renew your spirit at Still Meadow with restorative yoga sessions, walks in the woods and great food for relaxation after each day’s sessions.

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.)

Join the Circle of Support

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.

The course series also provides a chance to learn in small group cohorts, a supportive environment in which to observe, practice-teach, develop new skills and nurture yourself.

Here what these past participants had to say…

Start Learning Now!

The Intensive’s hybrid course design 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 August you will be ready to deepen your knowledge full days of experiential activities and Q&A sessions.


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

$795 Early bird rate ($845 after June 15, 2020)
Includes three delicious lunches, Yoga Calm for Children textbook, Hoberman Breathing Sphere, Mindfulness Cards and pre-course online materials

$195 special rate for Certified Yoga Calm Instructors & Online Certification Bundle registrants (Contact us for discount code)
10% Group Discount for groups of 3 or more and purchase orders accepted (please send names and email address to [email protected] )

See below for lodging packages.

Cancellation/Refund Policy


  • Saturday, Aug 1, 8:00 – 4:30 pm
  • Sunday, Aug 2,  8:00 – 4:30 pm
  • Monday, Aug 3, 8:00 – 12:30 pm Lunch provided, then afternoon off to explore Portland and environs
  • Tuesday, Aug 4, 8:00 – 12:30 pm, conclude


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.

Lodging & Certification Options

Several options are available in addition to the Summer Intensive registration. For those of you who would like to get certified to teach Yoga Calm after you’ve completed the Summer Intensive, scroll down to purchase the Practicum & Capstone Bundle option at a discount.

For those coming from out of town or local participants who would like more of a retreat experience, Still Meadow offers overnight accommodations. Prices are per person. (For lodging questions, including adding a spouse for additional cost, contact [email protected]).

Note: Total price for registration plus any of the options below will be reflected in your cart on the checkout page.

Dorm Room

Four nights’ lodging Fri (6/19) 4:00 pm to Tues (6/23) noon.
Includes all meals from Sat breakfast (6/20) to Tues breakfast (6/23).
Shared room (3-4 beds) and shared bathroom.
Per person cost.

(Sample image. Your room layout may vary.)

20 in stock

Double Room

Four nights’ lodging Fri (6/19) 4:00 pm to Tues (6/23) noon.
Includes all meals from Sat breakfast (6/20) to Tues breakfast (6/23).
Shared room (2 beds) and shared bathroom.
Per person cost.

(Sample image. Your room layout may vary.)

12 in stock

Single Room

Four nights’ lodging Fri (6/19) 4:00 pm to Tues (6/23) Noon.
Includes all meals from Sat breakfast (6/20) to Tues breakfast (6/23).
Private room (one bed) and shared bathroom.
Cost for one person.

(Sample image. Your room layout may vary.)

4 in stock

Complete Your Certification: Online Practicum & Capstone Bundle

Save $145 on certifying by adding these two courses to your Intensive registration to complete your Yoga Calm Youth Instructor Certification.


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