Yoga & Mindfulness
for the classroom
a trauma-informed approach
Curriculum for teachers, administrators, support staff, and other school community stakeholders
The positive effects of mindfulness practice are many and well-documented- for students and teachers alike.
Research has found that incorporating yoga and mindfulness activities, breathing techniques, and time for stillness into the learning environment has been correlated to, but not limited to, the following outcomes:
Increased student and teacher engagement
Better peer relations
Increased emotional management in students and adults
A greater enjoyment of the school community (staff and teachers)
Higher scores on standardized tests
Fewer detentions and suspension referrals
PROGRAM GOAL FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS
Understand the impact of stress and trauma on learning, academic performance, and classroom behavior and learn trauma-informed strategies for manifesting a safe, nurturing environment for all members of the school community
Participants will be able to identify their students’ need for various mindfulness activities in both a proactive manner and responsive manner.
Participants will be able to make informed choices of which activities will meet the needs of their students and classroom community.
Participants will be able to understand and teach the basic science of a variety of mindfulness (breath, movement, stillness, etc.) techniques.
Participants will be able to lead a classroom in mindfulness activities as learned in this training.
Participants will have engaged in mindfulness practices and be able to incorporate these experiences into their own self-care regimen.
"I have already used the deep breathing to relax students as well as yoga poses to awaken them"