Bright Futures: Yoga & Mindfulness Training For People Who Work With Kids

For students and teachers alike, school can be a stressful place. Whether you’re studying for a math test, trying to get along with your peers, or dealing with an overcrowded classroom, chronic stress inhibits our ability to show up as our best selves. That’s why we are excited to share the invaluable resource of mindfulness through our first Yoga and Mindfulness Training.

Who is it for?

This training is designed for teachers and educators who work with K-8 children.

Why does it matter?

A growing body of research shows that mindfulness benefits both students and teachers. For students, mindfulness practices promote emotional regulation, compassion and focus, while reducing students’ stress and anxiety. For teachers, too, mindfulness can reduce stress, help prevent burn-out, and offer a new way of interacting with students.

What will participants learn?

Participants will learn how to effectively and confidently integrate mindfulness into their learning environment. We will discuss how to read the “mood” of the room and choose an appropriate mindfulness exercise. Teachers will leave with a set of concrete, research-informed practices that they can use from day one of the school year.


Megan Doll

Megan is the co-founder of Your Yoga. An enthusiastic student of yoga, she has helped facilitate a range of trainings, from 200-hour certification programs to Restorative and Trauma-Sensitive trainings. She is committed to spreading the benefits of yoga and mindfulness beyond the studio walls through Access Your Yoga, a nonprofit that brings yoga to underserved communities.

David Frenk

David has practiced meditation since 1999 and yoga since 2005. He has coached kids' soccer and taught after-school math programs for middle-schoolers. David has trained over 150 teachers, and in 2015 he co-founded Access Your Yoga, a nonprofit that brings yoga to communities that typically lack access.

Catie Michaelson

Catie completed her 230hr Teacher Training with Your Yoga in 2015 and began teaching full-time that same year. She holds degrees in microbiology & nursing and has trained in both Motivational Interviewing and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Prior to teaching yoga, Catie worked as a cardiac ICU nurse and as an in-home community mental health nurse, where she championed physical health initiatives including a weekly walking group & a cooking club. Catie has also served as a volunteer yoga teacher to 2nd-5th graders at a local Twin Cities elementary school.

Carla Hill

Carla is a licensed social worker who first began practicing and teaching mindfulness in 2009 after being trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), which she uses in her practice with chronically stressed clients. She has completed a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course, a 230-hour yoga teacher training through Your Yoga, plus advanced anatomy and trauma sensitive yoga trainings. Carla has a bachelors degree from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities in Family Social Science and a Masters in Social Work from the University of Michigan.

Bright Futures Training Dates 2017

Saturday August 19th 9:30am-4:30pm

Total Investment: $300

(plus 3% processing fee)

$100 Deposit required to register

Financial aid available - contact us
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