Led by Julia Bain Johnson (BA, MA, CCYT) 

Who: Anyone who works with, volunteers with, coaches, guides, educates, parents (etc!) children and youth that wants to see them succeed, regardless of their circumstance or perceived ability.

Why: Because every child deserves to - and can - SHINE! However, it takes a team and this includes you because, by way of your role in their life, you are in a unique position to model, create and support what they need. 

What: While I do utilize yoga as a means to facilitate this environment and tools for children and youth, the foundational elements to this practice can be accessed within any field. Through this training you will discover how to create:

  1. The Framework: An asset-based, Positive Youth Development approach to working with, and being with, children and youth that recognizes, supports and values their innate strengths and abilities to get them engaged in their life! 
  2. The Environment: Ahimsa…non-violence of thoughts, words and actions towards ourselves, and others (creating an emotionally and physically safe space).
  3. The Dialogue: From drugs, war, mental health, suicide, anxiety, body image, self worth, values, etc. They think it, you discuss it (without judgment).
  4. The Tools: Mindfulness-based practices; Positive Psychology tools; Social-Emotional Learning in action, Neuroplasticity at work, and of course, Yoga (including breath, sequences and philosophies) applied to every day scenarios. 

When: March 10th, 2018. Repeats May 12th, 2018. 8:30am - 5:30pm

Where: Delta, British Columbia (*Note: Online training coming Spring 2018)

Cost: $260. Participants receive Professional Development certificate and manual. Additional items available for purchase.

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Learn more: Module 2// Yoga It Up for You (and your business)

Learn more: Module 3// Immersion School

Why Yoga? 

Yoga goes beyond the traditional thoughts of poses and meditation. Yoga offers the ability to provide a program that fosters physical, emotional and social development all at once. Research suggests that this type of programming can help improve: academic learning, social interactions, focus, self-control, self-regulation, problem solving, creative thinking, and both mental and physical well-being.

Discover how traditional yoga postures, breathing exercises and philosophies can be used as a tool to foster physical fitness, emotional health and social functioning through interactive yoga games, yoga stories and more kids’ yoga essentials. Then take this further to discover how to assist students to not only have the tools, but to embody the tools, so that it becomes a healthy habit they can successfully use in a time of emotional need. 

Module 1// Keitumetse: The Practice of I Am Happy


Facilitating life skills for emotional & mental well-being to children and youth 3 - 18 years & their schools