YIMS’s video webinars provide quality teacher training and professional development that is accessible anywhere in the world, whenever you want it. No more juggling the schedule to fit in a conference or workshop or spending thousands on travel and accommodations. Take advantage of our vast wealth of expertise and experience as you gain valuable skills to help you bring the joys and benefits of yoga to children and teens.
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Yoga Goes Digital: Benefiting from Kids Yoga Apps in Classroom and Studio
This webinar is created so that you can grow with a revolutionary new interactive genre of mobile apps, for anyone who wants to share yoga in a cool, tech-savvy way. You will learn step by step how to guide yoga from digital platforms, including connecting your iPad/iPhone to your classroom’s SmartBoard! Here’s a great way to stay relevant with children who are surrounded by new, evolving ways to communicate and at the same time exposing them to the health benefits of an ancient practice that calms the mind and gets the body moving. Guest presenter Rachel Glowacki of Kids' Yoga Journey. 50 minutes + Q&A
School-Based Programs-Part 1: Collaboration & Sustainability
Discover what is needed to create engaging, sustainable and effective yoga and mindfulness programs for schools. Karma Carpenter Shea, IASYM founder, will share the essential administrative, organizational, communication and funding requirements to sustain the benefits of yoga & mindfulness at school to help students & staff build health, improve concentration, develop social skills, reduce stress and more. If you are bringing yoga to schools this webinar is essential! 60 mins + 30 mins Q&A.
Yoga for Children with ADHD
Learn how to use yoga to develop focus, enhance calm and improve social skills for children with ADHD. Donna Freeman, founder of Yogainmyschool, and pediatric occupational therapist Allison Morgan, founder of Zensational Kids, will impart practical tips and valuable insights to help children with ADHD be their best selves. 70 minutes
Yoga for Children with Autism
Discover how to effectively use yoga to assist with sensory integration for children with autism spectrum disorders. In this webinar you’ll learn the benefits of yoga for children with autism, easy sensory integration techniques, how to create a sensory friendly environment, how to modify activities to blend with classroom curriculum, and how yoga can be used as a calming tool. Guest presenter Barbara Gini of BodyLogique. 60 mins plus Q&A
ABCs of Teaching Yoga to Children
Develop an understanding of the fundamental skills, attitudes and guidelines which contribute to success when teaching children's yoga. Teaching yoga to children is vastly different from teaching to adults. Learn how to connect with kids, discover your own voice and have a blast while doing it. Join kids and teens yoga expert and founder of YogaInMySchool Donna Freeman as she outlines the A-Z of teaching yoga to kids. A is for Attention - learn the key to increasing attention span ... what is Q for?
Yoga for Literacy Pt 1: Once Upon a Pose
Part 1 of 3 Yoga for Literacy Series. Stories are a powerful way for children to learn. This webinar will examine the what, why and how of creating and using yoga adventure stories when teaching children. Story based yoga classes engage children's imaginations, get them into their bodies, and allow them to connect with themselves and the world. You'll also learn the 8 components of well-balanced, engaging and fun kids yoga classes. Certification given upon completion of all three Yoga for Literacy Webinars. 60 minutes
Yoga for Literacy Pt 2: Reading Readiness with a Twist
Yoga is a powerful tool which can be used to improve language understanding and abilities in young children. In Part 2 of our Yoga for Literacy Teacher Training Series we will be exploring how yoga can be used to help emergent readers develop necessary language skills. Understand key literacy concepts such as syllable segmentation, rhyme & phonemic awareness and how to easily integrate them into kids yoga class. Certification given upon completion of all three Yoga for Literacy Webinars. 60 minutes
Yoga for Literacy Pt 3: Ohmazing Children's Literature
This webinar will focus on using children’s books in kid’s yoga classes changing story time forever. Books are a treasure which can enrich, enliven and entertain. Discover how to augment learning through movement as children become the story in body and mind. Open to the world of imagination, creativity and learning as you stretch physically, emotionally and mentally by combining yoga with children’s literature. Topics include the benefits of combining yoga & literacy, 5 keys to choosing ohmazing books, how to easily incorporate yoga & books into class and much more. Includes a 14 pg YIMS Y4L bibliography of recommended titles. 60 minutes