One of the things we often hear from people who take our workshops is how surprised they are to learn so much in two days while leaving the workshop refreshed and relaxed. What’s the secret? It’s no secret at all to education researchers who have found that active learning processes, rest and relaxation, and a stress-free environment contribute together to maximum learning.
And that’s what we’ve put together for our June 23-24 Children’s Wellness Conference.
Held at the beautiful Still Meadow Retreat, the conference will feature 10 interactive and engaging sessions on a variety of topics of interest to creative educators. And with special yoga sessions and great meals, you’ll have plenty of time to relax and renew yourself. There’s even an overnight option for those who really want to soak up the quiet of Still Meadow.
Below is a sneak peak of this year’s conference program, which qualifies for 1 PSU graduate/undergraduate credit. (See below for details.) Full descriptions of the individual sessions are available on the Yoga Calm website (PDF).
- Food for Thought: Dr. Michelle Ratcliffe is on a mission to change school food.
- Love, Hope & Action: Lynea Gillen gets us outside with a new environmental education curriculum.
- The Attentive Mind: Dr. Jeff Sosne shares his latest practical tips on how to help children engage, shift and sustain attention.
- Yoga for Families: Yoga Calm Trainer Kathy Flaminio will lead us in a fun family class.
- Prop-Based Processing: Jeff Albin’s interactive session provides you with a variety of innovative reflection tools and approaches.
- Meeting ASCA Standards with Yoga Calm: Anna Thedford, will present and lead a discussion of how to develop class plans that are effective, fun and meet standards.
- Yoga Camps for Girls: Cat Monroy will share 5 key tools and tips for using music, art, movement and writing to develop themes important to girls.
- Literature Circle Yoga: Carolyn Mosiman creatively matches Yoga Calm’s social/emotional learning activities with books to meet student needs.
- Yoga on the Ropes: Jeff Albin leads us in variety of classroom-based group challenge initiatives using only the standard yoga equipment.
- Addressing Loss with Children: Lynea Gillen shares from her experience and upcoming book.
Prerequisite: Integrated Approach to Wellness 1, ADHD: the Mind/Body Connection or Immersion workshop. Registration for the 2010 Summer Intensive also qualifies. (Questions? Contact us!)
The Children’s Wellness Conference is offered in conjunction with Portland State University, Continuing Education in the Graduate School of Education (CE/ED) and qualifies for 10 CEU/Clock Hours and/or 1 PSU Graduate/Undergraduate Credit. Coursework also applies toward the Yoga Calm Certification Teacher Continuing Education. Certificate of training hours provided.