Yoga for Self-Regulation In-School Training Program
Teaching Self-regulation to Improve Academic Performance and Interpersonal Relations: Yoga in the Classroom
- Gail Bentley Walsh, ERYT (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher)
- Rodney Fisher – Founding Principal of the Marie Curie High School, Bronx, NY
Participants will explore how awareness of breath and centering stimulates the potential for self-regulation, better focus, clarity of intent, and improved inter-personal relations. They will learn how simple yoga postures, most of which can be done at the desk, beside the desk, in groups or individually, can be implemented to improve classroom interactions and prepare students to do better on exams. Course requires in-class implementation and effectiveness documentation.
Required text “Yoga in the Classroom,” by Gail Bentley Walsh. NYS Learning Standard HPE.
This course is designed to teach educators how to integrate mindfulness, breathing techniques and yoga stretches/postures/movements into the classroom to support students with physical strength, flexibility, attention and concentration skills. Teachers learn, practice, and test out effective strategies to address anxiety, stress, fatigue and anger in themselves as well as in their students. This course helps teachers build and maintain a positive classroom environment.
No prior yoga experience is required. This course does not attempt to make actual yoga teachers out of classroom teachers; but gives classroom teachers the tools to EXPLORE YOGA with their students.
This course adheres to the following New York State Department of Education Learning Standards for Health and Physical Education.
Standard 1: Personal Health and Fitness
Students will have the necessary knowledge and skills to maintain physical fitness, participate in physical fitness and maintain personal health.
Standard 2: A Safe and Healthy Environment
Students will acquire the knowledge and ability necessary to create and maintain a safe and healthy environment.
This course is included in the Rockland Teachers’ Center Institute (RTCI) Certificate Program- Connecting Health with Learning “A Bridge to Wellness and Achievement”. Call Marianne Smith (RTCI) 845 942 7604 for details. www.rockteach.org
The course is offered in a variety of customized formats:
Below are examples of possible formats. Contact Gail Bentley Walsh email@example.com for information and dates.
- 3-hour Introductory Session - up to approximately 30 participants $1000.00
- 3-hour Introductory Series – 12 hours total up to approximately 30 participants $3500
- Half-day Workshops, Introductory or Follow-up $1500
- Whole –day workshops, Introductory or Follow-up $2500