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Yoga and Meditation for Educators: Be a Great Teacher, Be Your Best Self

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Specifics

  • Activities: Our courses usually include two cultural activities. Further information is available on the page of each location.
  • Certificate: Certificate of Attendance guaranteed for participants who attend at least 80% of the course.
  • Lessons: Upon the decision of the course provider, classes take place in the Morning (9:00 – 14:00) or in the Afternoon (14:00 – 19:00).
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  • Price: 480 €

Description

This course aims to familiarize educators with Yoga practice as a powerful tool for handling stress, improving their teaching skills, and increasing their physical, mental, and emotional health. While it is suitable for absolute beginners, it is also meant to be enjoyable for those who have been already taking yoga basics/ low intermediate classes.

By experiencing different yoga styles and thus several poses, breathing and meditation techniques, throughout the course participants, will learn how these practices can enhance their ability to maintain a favorable climate in their school community and support resilience in and out of the classroom.

Teachers will be also provided with the latest scientific evidence about the benefits of Mind-body interventions, especially in school environments. Finally, a part of the course will be dedicated to the best practices introducing children and teens to yoga and meditation techniques.

Concept by: Federica Di Bartolomeo

Learning outcomes

The course will help the participants to:

  • Prevent the effects of stress in educators and develop healthy strategies of dealing with the daily work demand;
  • Foster participants ability to relax;
  • Learn the best practices to improve student’s emotional balance, through practical and experiential activities which can be adapted to any classroom;
  • Favor students’ search for self-awareness and identity and thus to promote changes in brain areas associated with attention and decision-making;
  • Learn about recent research findings in Education.

Tentative schedule

Day 1 – Course introduction & intro to Yoga

  • Introduction to the course, the school, and the external week activities;
  • Icebreaker activities using drama for trust and ensemble building;
  • Identification of needs and goals for each participant and relevant populations;
  • Learning easy yoga exercises you can do on your own- anywhere, anytime;
  • Yoga – an overview;
  • Effects of stress in educational environments; 
  • Discussion and group activities;
  • Presentations of the participants’ schools.

Day 2 – Start your day off right

  • Gentle yoga sequence to start your day off the right way; 
  • The science of yoga: what research has proven and why it matters to you and your school discussion and group activities; 
  • Exercises for achieving deep relaxation.

Day 3 – The science behind Yoga

  • Gentle yoga sequence to start your day off the right way; 
  • The science of yoga: what research has proven and why it matters to you and your school  (part II);
  • Yoga postures: a basic sequence; 
  • Guided meditation.

Day 4 – Yoga and relaxation

  • Energizing Morning Yoga Routine; 
  • Yoga and meditation in the classroom: best practices for children; 
  • Breathing exercises; 
  • Yoga postures: a basic sequence; 
  • Guided meditation.

Day 5 – Yoga for your students

  • Energizing Morning Yoga Routine; 
  • Yoga and meditation in the classroom: best practices for teens Breathing exercises.

Day 6 – Course closure & cultural activities

  • Course evaluation: round up of acquired competences, feedback, and discussion;
  • Awarding of the course Certificate of Attendance;
  • Excursion and other external cultural activities.

Please note:

The schedule describes likely activities but may differ significantly based on the trainer delivering the specific session and the requests of the participants.

If you would like to discuss a specific topic, please indicate it at least 4 weeks in advance. Course modifications are subject to the trainer’s discretion.

The number and schedule of the cultural activities depend on the location, not the course; further information is available on each location webpage. The trainer will send you the definitive course schedule approximately two weeks before the course.

Next Courses

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  • 25-30 Oct 2021
  • 22-27 Nov 2021
  • 27 Dec - 1 Jan 2022
  • 24-29 Jan 2022
  • 28 Feb - 5 Mar 2022
  • 28 Mar - 2 Apr 2022
  • 25-30 Apr 2022
  • 23-28 May 2022
  • 27 Jun - 2 Jul 2022
  • 25-30 Jul 2022
  • 22-27 Aug 2022
  • 26 Sep - 1 Oct 2022
  • 18-23 Oct 2021
  • 15-20 Nov 2021
  • 17-22 Jan 2022
  • 21-26 Feb 2022
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  • 16-21 May 2022
  • 20-25 Jun 2022
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  • 19-24 Sep 2022
  • 11-16 Oct 2021
  • 8-13 Nov 2021
  • 29 Nov - 4 Dec 2021
  • 13-18 Dec 2021
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  • 4-9 Oct 2021
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