Module 1: Yoga for Children, Youth & Special Populations

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

For home, studios, classrooms & other child & youth professionals. Led by Julia Bain Johnson (BA, MA, CCYT) & Guests.

  • Kids yoga fundamentals: class structure, age-appropriate activities and physical practice (asana)
  • Mindfulness-based practices
  • Tools of positive psychology and social-emotional learning
  • Assisting anxiety and other emotional and mental health needs in children & youth
  • Trauma-sensitive yoga 
  • Yoga for special needs
  • Ready to use sequences and visual resources

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. 

No pre-requisites required. Professional Development Certification upon completion. Program materials included.