Integrated Approach to Wellness 3


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.

Social/Emotional Connections to Learning

This course familiarizes participants with 20 social/emotional games and yoga-based processes that can be used in PreK-12 classrooms, counseling or therapeutic settings to teach skills in communication, respecting personal boundaries, recognizing and responding to feelings and how to use physical activity and breathing techniques to help manage emotions.

Developed from over 30 years of counseling and teaching in both schools and clinical settings and informed from research, Yoga Calm is effective and appropriate for all ages and abilities.

Case histories from school counseling, private practice and clinical experience will be used to highlight successful techniques and strategies for working with a broad range of student needs. The use of storytelling, symbolic language and the complementary aspects of Eastern and Western psychology will also be covered.

No prior yoga experience is necessary.

No prerequisites to this course.

Full online and hybrid (online & in-person) course options available.

Other Course Benefits

Students learn about Yoga Calm’s social/emotional skills-building activities and applications for children in various settings, as well as yoga in general as a complete wellness system.

Participants experience firsthand the use of communications skills activities such as reflecting feelings, paraphrasing, appropriately sharing one’s story, and using encouraging and supportive words. They will also learn how to help children learn about

  • Personal boundaries and appropriate ways of establishing them.
  • Student strengths, personal awareness, archetypes and the roles they play in personal success.
  • Giving and receiving compliments.
  • Using positive self-talk to attain goals.
  • Identifying and managing strong emotions

Activities You Will Learn

Specific Activities, from the book Yoga Calm for Children, that you will learn include:

  • Archetype Game
  • Back Breathing
  • Calm Voice
  • Changing Channels
  • Child
  • Communication Game
  • Community Circle
  • Conflicting Feelings
  • Exploring Feelings
  • Guided Relaxations – Symbolic Imagery
  • Happiness Recipe
  • Harassment Prevention
  • Mindful Snack
  • Past, Present, Future (Warrior II)
  • Personal Space
  • Pinwheel Breath
  • Tree Challenge
  • Trickster
  • Yes/No

Learn In-Person and Online!

Our new hybrid and online courses allows you to begin your coursework as soon as you register, with online videos, readings and resources. It’s a great way to learn at a convenient time and place and to repeatedly watch and practice activities.

Get Credit! Get Certified!

Coursework applies towards the Yoga Calm Youth Instructor and Adult Instructor (Yoga Alliance RYT-200) Certification programs.

A certificate of completion, showing 12 instructional hours, is provided and coursework is accepted for continuing education by many professional licensing boards.

The full online version of this course also qualifies for one University of the Pacific/Benerd College graduate-level, semester credit, 12 Clock Hours from Washington School Counseling Association and/or 18 SCECHs from the State of Michigan In person course credit, CEU and clock hours may vary (check specific course listing for more information).


$195 Course fee

10% Group Discount for groups of 3 or more. Contact [email protected] for registration information)

Purchase orders accepted. Send PO to [email protected] along with registrant names and email addresses)

Installment billing available. Select “PayPal CREDIT” for 6 months of interest-free financing (requires a minimum $25/month payment).

Contact us if you have any questions.

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