Course curriculum

  • 1

    Week 1: Introduction

    • Download: Week 1 Workbook

    • Mindful Moment: Melt Away

    • Hello! (Intro to Your Course Facilitators)

    • Learn About the Community

    • Registering for Community Gatherings [Required]

    • December Community Gathering (Registration is Open)

    • Last Month’s Community Gathering

    • Completing the course on Thinkific

    • Accountability, Accessibility, and Inclusive Learning

    • About Yoga Ed.

    • About This Course

    • Course Objectives

    • What We'll Learn

    • What Is Yoga?

    • What Is Mindfulness?

    • Workbook Overview

    • Chair Yoga Practice for Teachers (You!)

    • Week 1 Closing Circle

    • Download: Chair Yoga for Teens: A Classroom Guide

    • Download: Course Syllabus

    • Download: Course Resource List

    • Download: Sample Lesson Plans

    • Download: Lesson Plan Templates

    • Download: Course Requirements Checklist

  • 2

    Week 2: Chair Yoga and Mindfulness in Education

    • Download: Week 2 Workbook

    • Mindful Moment: Breathe and Smile

    • What Is Chair Yoga?

    • The Mind-Body Connection

    • The Mind-Body Connection in the Classroom

    • Benefits of Chair Yoga and Mindfulness

    • Physical Health

    • How Does Physical Health Impact Stress?

    • Emotional Wellness and Mental Health

    • Why Are Emotional Wellness and Mental Health Important?

    • Social Relationships

    • Week 2 Closing Circle

  • 3

    Week 3: Lesson Planning

    • Download: Week 3 Workbook

    • Mindful Moment: Gratitude Connections

    • Chair Yoga Practice: Grades 6–8

    • How to Lesson Plan

    • How to Tailor Yoga and Mindfulness Tools for Adolescents

    • Creating Your Lesson Plan

    • Practice Opportunity #1: Discussion Practice

    • Week 3 Closing Circle

  • 4

    Week 4: Yoga and Mindfulness Tools

    • Download: Week 4 Workbook

    • Mindful Moment: Inner Power Boost

    • Introduction to Yoga Breathing

    • Complete Breath

    • Easy Breath

    • Feeling Breath

    • Hissing Breath

    • Left Right Breath

    • Ocean Breath

    • Sounding Breath

    • Joy Breath

    • Lion Breath

    • Introduction to Yoga Poses

    • Seated Poses

    • Easy Pose

    • Neck Circles

    • Shoulder Circles

    • Side Stretch

    • Sunshine Arms with Ocean Breath

    • Standing Poses

    • Crescent Lunge

    • Downward Dog

    • Mountain

    • Pyramid

    • Star

    • Triangle

    • Warrior 1

    • Warrior 2

    • Balancing Poses

    • Tree

    • Chair

    • Eagle

    • Backbends

    • Hands Interlaced Behind Back

    • Rainbow Spine

    • Seated Camel

    • Twists

    • Arm to Head / Hand to Leg

    • Helicopter Arms

    • Seated Twist

    • Forward Folds

    • Forward Fold One Leg

    • Seated Half Pigeon

    • Seated Forward Fold

    • Restorative Poses

    • Legs Up the Chair

    • Seated Forward Fold at the Desk

    • How to Sequence Yoga Poses

    • Introduction to Brain Breaks

    • Thumb and Finger

    • Forward and Backward Arm Circles

    • Mirrors

    • Blink and Snap

    • Wash Away

    • Yoga Story Starter

    • Go, Stop, Back to Back

    • Yoga Benders

    • Introduction to Relaxations

    • Balloon Breath

    • Hero Day

    • Inner Mountain

    • Silence and Stillness

    • Special Place

    • Tense and Release

    • Chair Yoga Practice for Grades 9–12

    • Week 4 Closing Circle

  • 5

    Week 5: Implementation

    • Download: Week 5 Workbook

    • Mindful Moment: Honoring

    • Classroom Community Begins with You

    • The Internal Practice: How You Are in Relationship with Yourself

    • Self-Awareness (Internal Pillar 1 of 5)

    • Authenticity (Internal Pillar 2 of 5)

    • Curiosity (Internal Pillar 3 of 5)

    • Self-Compassion (Internal Pillar 4 of 5)

    • Empathy (Internal Pillar 5 of 5)

    • The External Practice: The Way You Engage with Your Students

    • Effective Communication (External Pillar 1 of 3)

    • Interactivity (External Pillar 2 of 3)

    • Flexibility (External Pillar 3 of 3)

    • Co-Creating Classroom Community

    • Understanding the Adolescent Brain and Behavior, Part 1 of 2

    • Understanding the Adolescent Brain and Behavior, Part 2 of 2

    • Understanding Behavioral Theories

    • Practice Opportunity #2: Yoga Poses Practice

    • Week 5 Closing Circle

  • 6

    Week 6: Classroom Community and Environment

    • Download: Week 6 Workbook

    • Mindful Moment: Silent Offering

    • Instructions for Use

    • Your Yoga and Mindfulness Toolbelt

    • Getting Started

    • Frequency and Dosage

    • Suggested Starting Point

    • Classroom Action Plan

    • Week 6 Closing Circle

    • Receiving a Certificate for the Course

    • Final Project Introduction

    • Final Project Lesson Plan

    • Final Project Video

    • Final Project Reflection

    • Course Evaluation

    • Continue learning with us!