Yoga Tools for Social-Emotional Learning

Explore social-emotional learning practices that help children deal with strong emotions

Winter 2021: April 8 | 5:00-7:00 PM EDT
Summer 2021: July 22, 11:00-1:00
Fall 2021:November 9, 5-7 PM EDT

Equip yourself with yoga-based SEL tools

Children are more likely to manage themselves when they have the appropriate tools to do so. If a strong emotion is present for a child and he or she has a tool to notice it and manage it, they can be more self-sufficient. Tools for awareness and self-soothing are key here. 

Relationship skills are a benefit of being self-aware, socially aware, and being able to self-manage. Children can be more compassionate, empathetic, and connected to themselves, their peers, siblings, teachers, parents and others with the regular practice of these tools. The result of these skills is better decision making. Rather than lash out, children will gain access to the vocabulary and tools to slow down and make better choices.

According to CASEL, "social-emotional learning is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.” 

This workshops weaves yoga teachings with social-emotional learning practices that help children deal with strong emotions as they arise throughout the day. Learn breathing techniques, yoga postures, and mantras for each of four big emotions young children deal with on a daily basis.

Participants will learn breathing techniques, yoga postures, and mindfulness exercises designed to help students develop:
- Self-awareness
- Self-management
- Relationship skills
- Decision-making skills

Learn about four big emotions -- sad, angry, excited and distracted -- and how children can:
- Identify when these emotions arise
- Develop skills for coping with these feelings and setting goals
- Use social-awareness skills to establish and maintain positive relationships with others

Course Details

Winter 2021: Thursday, April 8, 2021 | 5:00pm-7:00pm
Summer 2021: July 22, 11:00-1:00
Fall 2021: November 9, 5-7 PM EDT

Instructor: Lara Hocheiser

You will receive:
- Video recordings 
- Yoga Tools for Social-Emotional Learning manual ($12.95 value)

We keep our courses personal and intimate, so you can get the most out of it. Space is limited, so register for it today!



Our Vision

Because teaching children’s yoga is much more than yoga poses, we see this course as a pathway to mature as an educator, parent, instructor, counselor, or whatever role you hold or plan to hold. Go beyond the poses by incorporating mindfulness, self-reflection and self-inquiry, art, meditation, positive self-talk, relaxation, student-lead programming, and more.