The Yoga Ed. Professional Institute, facilitated by Yoga Ed. faculty in partnership with LMU Extension, is a professional certificate program designed for individuals inspired to integrate Yoga in the K-12 classroom. Certified by the Yoga Alliance, this program meets National Physical Education and Health Standards and focuses on the evidence-based physical, mental, and emotional benefits Yoga can provide children and teens.
Offered in three courses, this program equips teachers and Yoga professionals with the basic principles and tools to effectively teach children in an academic environment, provides training for a deeper understanding of how to successfully shift Yoga teaching practices to connect with teens, and provides training to gain understanding and confidence to teach Yoga in a trauma informed way. Upon completion, participants will be equipped with tools to help students build a lifetime of health and wellness through the practice of Yoga.
Who Should Participate
This program designed for teachers, school administrators, and other interested professionals inspired to integrate Yoga for children and teens into academic environments. Participants also have the opportunity to enroll in the courses individually if not interested in receiving a certificate.
Upon successful completion of the program, participants will be able to:
- Understand children’s and teen’s Yoga breathing exercises, Yoga postures, and relaxation exercises
- Design and develop lesson plans appropriate to the age group being taught
- Effectively utilize Yoga tools in the classroom to meet children's needs
- Comprehend the physiology of trauma, how it manifests in the body, and create Yoga practice to address and support symptoms of trauma
This program is recognized by Yoga Alliance®, and qualifies participants to register hours of learning as certified by the instructor. Hours may also be recognized as professional development credit to satisfy advancement requirements. Participants are advised to check with their school district or credit evaluation entity to determine if this type of credit will be approved for their specific needs.
Course and program requirements, schedules and tuition are subject to change; and additional fees may be incurred for books and materials. Click here to review all policies prior to enrollment. For additional information, contact LMU Extension at (310) 338-1971 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact the program facilitator, Yoga Ed., directly at email@example.com
Registration + Fees
Begins: June 2, 2018. Online registration is through Yoga Ed. (click here). Participants also have the opportunity to enroll in the courses individually if not interested in receiving a certificate.
Tuition: $1,950 ($650 per course)
This summer immersion program takes place over six weekends during the summer at campus in Los Angeles, including 18 hours of classroom observation at a local school:
- YEDX 800 (Children's Yoga): June 2-3, 9-10, 2018
- YEDX 801 (Teen's Yoga): July 7-8, 14-15, 2018
- YEDX 802 (Trauma-Informed Yoga): August 2-5, 2018
LMU Westchester Campus
1 LMU Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90045
- Sara Lev
- Jason Battung
- Chelsea Hylton
Students must complete a total of 10.5 semester hours in coursework with a letter grade of 'B-' or higher in each course to receive a certificate of completion. Please refer to the Yoga Ed catalog for required text, class meeting location, and other general information.
Coursework: YEDX 800, YEDX 801, and YEDX 802
Teaching Children's Yoga
3.5 Semester Hours
This course equips you with the basic principles and tools needed to effectively teach children in an academic environment. You will learn yoga techniques to promote children's physical, mental, and emotional health. Emphasis is placed on learning how to read and relate to children through understanding child development, anatomy, physiology, and learning domains. From this transformational training, you will emerge with the ability to effectively tailor yoga classes to meet children's varying needs. Focus: Ages 3 to 12 / Grades Pre-K to 5th.
Teaching Teen's Yoga
3.5 Semester Hours
This course expands on the foundations of Teaching Children's Yoga. You will study the internal and external changes in teenagers, and how changes can alter the teens' yoga experience. This training will provide you with a deeper understanding of how to successfully shift teaching practices to connect with teens. Focus: Ages 13 to 18 / Grades 6th to 12th.
Trauma Informed Training for Youth
3.5 Semester Hours
This course provides you with the tools and understanding necessary to work with those considered "at-risk" due to poverty, violence, marginalization, abuse, neglect and other factors. The majority of these individuals have had significant trauma in their lives; this training focuses on understanding the physiology of trauma and how it manifests in the body and mind. You will learn to incorporate tools from somatic-based therapy practices into a yoga class to help address symptoms of trauma, such as dissociation, anxiety, chronic dysregulation, depression, and addiction. You will graduate from this training with the understanding and confidence to teach yoga in a trauma informed way. Focus: Ages 13 to 18 / Grades 6th to 12th.