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.
In addition YIMS offers these training courses via webinar. Those listed below are NOT part of the Teacher’s Lounge membership.
Note: All webinars in WMV format. If you are a MAC user you will need a WMV reader – HERE is more information
Yoga for Literacy 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. 60 minutes
Yoga for Literacy 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. 60 minutes
Yoga for Literacy 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
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
Yoga for Literacy Webinar Series
Enjoy full access to all three Yoga for Literacy webinars. 1) Once Upon a Pose: the what, why and how of yoga adventure stories and thematic yoga classes 2) Reading Readiness with a Twist: understand key literacy concepts and how to incorporate them easily into kids yoga classes 3) Ohmazing Children's Literature: change storytime forever and dive into fabulous kids books to promote imagination, creativity and learning
Kids Yoga Toolbox: Essential for Every Instructor
What are the essential tools you need when teaching kids yoga and mindfulness? How do you capture and maintain attention? Do you have a backup plan when everything falls apart...cause it will and you need to be ready. Join Donna Freeman, founder of Yoga In My School and Kids Yoga Academy, and discover simple, effective and practical tools every kids yoga teacher needs to know. Take advantage of her 15 years of experience teaching yoga to kids and teens. Come away with numerous go-to kids yoga and mindfulness practices you can use immediately.