Yoga Calm’s inaugural Children’s Wellness starts just a few weeks from now. This annual two day event features presentations, discussion panels and expert guest speakers on a variety of children’s health topics including Yoga Calm applications for ADHD, preschool, counseling, family work, physical/health education, occupational therapy, working with adults and therapeutics. And, of course, there will be lots of yoga to rejuvenate yourself, deepen your personal practice and develop your ability to teach theme-based classes.
Space is filling up, but you still have a chance to be a part of this unique gathering of creative professionals, which we blogged about earlier this month. Since then, we’ve confirmed five additional sessions for the conference:
- Contemplative Education: Dr. Rob Roeser of PSU and the Mind & Life Institute will share information about the Dalai Lama’s research initiative to support mindfulness and compassion in our schools.
- What to Look for in a Program Evaluation: Dr. Jack Hollis will show how to create effective evaluation tools for demonstrating the benefits of classroom program innovations and the value of what you do.
- Yoga – 1, 2, 3!: Carrie Green will share ideas on incorporating Yoga Calm in the preschool classroom, with lots of visuals, props and ideas.
- Rise & Shine Morning Yoga: This pre-conference yoga class with Jim Gillen will give you the opportunity to take a moment for yourself, stretch out those hips and shoulders, and restore your spirit.
- Yoga Renewal: Afternoon yoga with “YogaJim” will help you integrate the day’s activities, release tension and start the process toward healing.
Full descriptions of these and the other 10 conference sessions, including instructor bios, are available here (PDF).
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 Calm Certification Teacher Continuing Education. Certificate of training hours provided.