Chair Yoga for Educators and Clinicians
with Little Flower Yoga Instructor Argos Gonzalez
New dates to be announced.
Get Kids Moving and Ready to Learn!
How can you bring the benefits of yoga to students, when your school simply doesn’t have enough space? Chair yoga makes it possible. In this experiential 1 day course we will teach simple and effective chair-based practices that you can immediately bring to students, incorporating movement, breathing, mindfulness and relaxation. Includes a wealth of take-away resources to support your learning and implementation.
This course is best suited for classroom teachers, school based clinicians, yoga instructors and mindfulness educators. All others who work with children are welcome to join (including parents).
WHY CHAIR YOGA?
Children today sit still for developmentally inappropriate periods of time. Many schools are increasing rigor and standardized tests, while decreasing time for physical education. In addition, many schools lack space for activities like yoga, and transitioning students in and out of classrooms can be time consuming and complicated.
Chair yoga is an effective and sustainable way to bring daily yoga practice to children and adolescents in a classroom setting, without the need for additional space or yoga mats.
AFTER COMPLETION, YOU’LL BE READY TO
- Create and implement chair yoga sequences to meet the needs of children and adolescents.
- Teach a variety of yoga poses, breath work, mindfulness and relaxation practices to students seated in chairs or using chairs as supports.
- Understand how movement connects to learning, and how chair yoga powerfully compliments mindfulness programs, providing meaningful benefits and engaging experiences for students.
- Implement strategies that support both student and teacher self-care and wellness.
- Articulate the benefits of chair yoga to a school.
LFY makes every effort to hold each workshop scheduled, however all trainings are subject to cancellation based on unmet minimum enrollment or unforeseen emergencies. Enrollment will be evaluated three weeks prior to training, and In the unlikely event of unmet minimum all participants will be notified right away. In the event of cancellation payment will be refunded in full.
The training is held at Princeton Center of Yoga & Health in collaboration with Little Flower Yoga. Registration is handled by Little Flower Yoga.
Taught by Little Flower Yoga Instructor Argos Gonzalez
Argos has 13 years of experience teaching high school English in the Bronx and teaches to pre-service and in-service teachers at Hunter College School of Education. He is a Mindful Schools and LFY Certified Instructor. Argos was a contributing editor of Best Practices for Yoga in Schools and has been featured in The Atlantic and NPR. Argos has also had the honor of sharing his expertise at conferences such as the Kripalu Yoga in Schools Symposium, Bridging the Hearts and Minds of Youth Conference, and The Yoga Service Conference. He’s currently finishing his Ph.D. in Urban Education.