Course curriculum

  • 1

    Week 1: Introduction

    • Download: Week 1 Workbook

    • Mindful Moment: Mindful Release

    • Hello!

    • 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

    • Workbook Overview

    • What Is Yoga?

    • What Is Chair Yoga?

    • What Is Mindfulness?

    • What Is the Mind-Body Connection?

    • What Is Trauma?

    • What Does It Mean to Be "At Risk"?

    • Yoga Ed. Mind-Body Resources

    • Yoga for Those "At Risk"

    • Practice: Trauma-Informed Chair Yoga for Adults

    • Week 1 Closing Circle

    • Download: Trauma-Informed Chair Yoga Classroom Guide

    • Download: Course Syllabus

    • Download: Course Resource List

    • Download: Sample Lesson Plans (Standards-Based)

    • Download: Sample Lesson Plans (Non-Standards-Based)

    • Download: Lesson Plan Templates

    • Download: Course Requirements Checklist

  • 2

    Week 2: Understanding Trauma

    • Download: Week 2 Workbook

    • Mindful Moment: Back Space

    • Types of Trauma

    • Shock Trauma

    • Developmental Trauma

    • Intergenerational Trauma

    • Historical Trauma

    • Collective Trauma

    • Risk Factors for Childhood Trauma

    • The Brain

    • The Nervous System

    • Healthy Stimulus Response

    • Traumatized Stimulus Response

    • The Traumatized Brain

    • Social Engagement and the Polyvagal Theory

    • Symptoms of Trauma

    • Practice: Trauma-Informed Chair Yoga for Children

    • Week 2 Closing Circle

  • 3

    Week 3: Lesson Planning

    • Download: Week 3 Workbook

    • Mindful Moment: Mindful Countdown

    • How to Lesson Plan

    • Development, Trauma, and Lesson Planning

    • How to Tailor Yoga and Mindfulness Tools for Trauma

    • Time

    • Pace

    • Flexibility

    • Prosody

    • Language of Invitation and Inquiry

    • How to Cue for a Trauma-Informed Class

    • Creating Your Lesson Plan

    • Practice: Trauma-Informed Chair Yoga for Teens

    • Week 3 Closing Circle

    • Practice Opportunity #1: Discussion

  • 4

    Week 4: Trauma-Informed Yoga and Mindfulness Tools

    • Download: Week 4 Workbook

    • Mindful Moment: Slow Hum

    • Introduction to Yoga Breathing

    • Back Breath

    • Breath to Land

    • Constructive Breath

    • Feeling Breath

    • Grounding Breath

    • Humming Breath

    • Ocean Breath

    • Song Breath

    • Waterfall Breath

    • Joy Breath

    • Lion Breath

    • Shooting Star Breath

    • Introduction to Yoga Poses

    • Seated Yoga Poses

    • Easy Pose

    • Shoulder Circles

    • Side Stretch

    • Sunshine Arms with Ocean Breath

    • Introduction to Standing Yoga Poses

    • Blown Palm

    • Mountain

    • Revolved Triangle

    • Star Pose

    • Tapping Edges of the Body

    • Triangle

    • Warrior 1

    • Warrior 2

    • Balancing Yoga Poses

    • Eagle Pose

    • Tree Pose

    • Introduction to Backbends

    • Hands Interlaced Behind Back

    • Rainbow Spine

    • Seated Cactus

    • Introduction to Twists

    • Arm to Head / Hand to Leg

    • Seated Twist

    • Swaying Self Hug

    • Introduction to Forward Folds

    • Forward Fold with One Leg

    • Peacock / Wide Angle Pose

    • Seated Forward Fold

    • Seated Half Pigeon

    • Introduction to Restorative Yoga Poses

    • Constructive Rest

    • Legs Up the Chair

    • How to Sequence Yoga Poses

    • Introduction to Brain Breaks

    • All Good Things

    • Mirrors

    • Walking Consciously

    • Wash Away

    • Connect the Pose

    • Gentle Shake

    • Introduction to Relaxations

    • Check In

    • Hot Air Balloon

    • Inner Mountain

    • Layers

    • Release

    • Tense and Release

    • Wiggle, Roll, and Chill

    • Mind-Body Resources

    • Yoga Tools for Behavior Support

    • Anxious / Excess Energy

    • Anxious / Overwhelmed

    • Defended / Avoidant

    • Fearful / Disempowered

    • Depressed / Low Energy

    • Dissociation / Numbness

    • Week 4 Closing Circle

    • Practice Opportunity #2: Brain Break

  • 5

    Week 5: Classroom Community and Environment

    • Download: Week 5 Workbook

    • Mindful Moment: Circles of Awareness

    • Classroom Community Begins with You

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

    • Self-Awareness

    • Authenticity

    • Curiosity

    • Self-Compassion

    • Empathy

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

    • Effective Communication

    • Interactivity

    • Flexibility

    • Mirroring

    • How Trauma Shows Up

    • Our Priorities as Educators

    • Cultural Humility

    • Cultural Humility in Education

    • Cultural Humility in the Classroom

    • Engagement

    • Classroom Agreements

    • Understanding Behavior

    • The A B C Method

    • Behavior Support Strategies

    • Self-Disclosure

    • Week 5 Closing Circle

  • 6

    Week 6: Implementation

    • Download: Week 6 Workbook

    • Mindful Moment: Watching the Flow

    • 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

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