Oregon Summer Intensive
June 20-23, 2020


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.

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 & parents.

Whether you are new to yoga/mindfulness or a longtime practitioner, the Intensive will give you valuable new skills. The course is particularly designed for teachers, school counselors, therapists/clinicians, parents and others who work with Pre-K-12 youth. Overall, 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 course series 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 3 University of the Pacific semester-level, graduate credits.

All coursework also applies toward the Yoga Calm Youth Instructor and Adult Instructor (RYT-200) Certification program. Certificate of training hours provided for all workshops.

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.

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 with restorative yoga sessions, walks in the woods, great food, and a sauna 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.) 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.

Join the Circle of Support

Intensive Photo GalleryOne 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.


What Past Participants Say

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

$750 Early bird rate ($795 after May 5, 2019)
Includes 3 delicious lunches, Yoga Calm for Children textbook and pre-course online materials (lodging info below)

$150 special rate for Online Certification Bundle registrants
10% Group Discounts (Groups of 3 or more)


  • Saturday, June 22, 8:00 - 4:30 pm
  • Sunday, June 23, 8:00 - 4:30 pm
  • Monday, June 24, 8:00 - 12:30 pm Lunch provided, then afternoon off to explore Portland and environs or attend Certified Instructor Gathering (see below)
  • Tuesday, June 25, 8:00 - 12:30 pm, conclude


*** Lodging is currently full.  Please contact Katharine at [email protected] to be put on the waitlist. ***

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 21, 4:00 PM/Tues, June 25, NOON
  • Breakfast and dinner are included with all rooms (beginning with Saturday breakfast, June 22, and ending with Tuesday breakfast, June 25) (lunches are included in the registration fee)
  • Shared bathrooms

Additional lodging information: [email protected] 


Bonus Session - June 24th Certified Instructor Gathering

We have been wanting to do this for years and now is the time. On Monday, June 24, we are putting together our first Certified Instructor Summit and Gathering. It will be held during our 11th Oregon Summer Intensive on the beautiful slopes of Mt Hood at Still Meadow Retreat.

This special event features a diverse spectrum of presentations, discussion panels, and expert guest speakers on innovative techniques for addressing children's health and wellness, particularly as they relate to learning and therapy. An additional 5 clock hours is also available with this session.

Monday afternoon is usually a day off for Intensive participants, but you are welcome to add this special event to your Summer Intensive experience. Here's more info, costs and registration 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.

Kathy Flaminio, MA, ERYT-200
Kathy is the National Training Manager for Yoga Calm, an adjunct faculty member at St. Mary’s University and a licensed social worker with over 20 years of experience. She is the owner of 1000 Petals, a well-being consulting company and also works at the University of Minnesota Children’s Hospital providing yoga-based therapy for patients.

Chrissy Mignogna, BA, E-RYT-200
Chrissy is a Yoga Calm Trainer and the owner of Winged Heart Yoga. She loves working with preschoolers and toddlers and helping early education teachers and parents incorporate yoga into their little ones’ lives and has also worked with Kathy integrating Yoga Calm and Move Mindfully into hospitals child and adolescent mental health and dual diagnosis units for the last eight years.


Special Monday Morning Presentation

Educating the Heart: On the Science of Kindness and Compassion and Its Implications for Educational Practice

Robert W. Roeser, Bennet Pierce Professor in Caring and Compassion at Penn State University 

It appears that the seeds of prosocial qualities are there from birth, and, nonetheless, require lengthy cultivation through cultural socialization and education by adults and peers in order to fully flower and fructify. Secure attachment, the regulation of stress and emotion, and empathy are also key to the development of such qualities. How can this emerging science on the development of kindness and compassion inform our work in educating the hearts of children, youth, and young adults in families, schools, youth-serving organizations, and communities? These scientific and practical questions bear on larger social aims: how to create more caring societies and foster greater international peace and cooperation on global challenges in future generations.

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