“Introducing Chair Yoga and Mindfulness based brain breaks made a huge difference to my classroom! The kids really embodied the breathing techniques which helped us a lot during COVID-19. The daily Yoga breaks help me to become a better teacher.”
Ash, Year 7 Teacher, Western Australia.
Professional Learning / Professional Development
We offer a number of Professional Learning opportunities for School Teachers and Staff which meet AITSL Standards and are aligned with the Australian School Wellbeing Framework.
Mindful Movement Brain Breaks | Chair Yoga and Mindfulness in the Classroom
Yogazeit’s Professional Development Workshops have been designed by teachers for teachers!
These fun and interactive workshops empower participants to effectively use the benefits of Mindfulness and Movement to increase self-awareness and self-regulation for students and teachers alike.
Understanding the science behind physical, cognitive, social, and emotional benefits of integrating breathing exercises, mindful movement, and relaxation into the classroom, will help teachers to implement these the very next day.
Tailored to the academic environment, all mindful movement activities are suitable for all abilities, require no previous yoga experience, extra equipment, or space.
Each PD workshop is customised to meet the unique school culture and specific needs of participants. To facilitate the optimal learning experience given a school’s unique goals, we offer many options for workshop length and pricing.
- Improve Focus
- Reduce Stress and
- Regulate Behaviour
- Empower mental and physical Health and Wellbeing
Suitable for all abilities. No prior yoga experience or extra equipment required.
Classroom Yoga – Chair based Mindful Movement (with options for floor based activities for Early Childhood).
The Yoga tools have been so helpful in focusing the kids. The practice will stay with me forever in the classroom. Highly recommended.
Great PD! I started implementing the breathing and yoga breaks the next day. The children absolutely love them!
School Staff introduced to Yoga and Mindfulness
Thank you for the Mindfulness Movement Professional Learning. A number of staff have commented that this was one of the best PL’s they’ve been involved in. Thank you so much. I can’t wait to see it in action.
TYPES OF PROGRAMS
1 hour Introduction Professional Learning Workshop
This interactive practical PL will introduce you to Chair Yoga and Mindfulness practices for your classroom. Based on Social Emotional Learning, you’ll learn and practice 5 practical chair yoga and mindfulness tools to support transitions, behaviour and engagement.
2 hour PL incl Mini Manual
The perfect addition to your PL-Day to start the term or support your team mid-term. You’ll learn to implement 15 evidence-informed Yoga and Mindfulness tools into your school day. Breathing, classroom based Yoga shapes, Mindfulness and Relaxation. Includes Mini-Manual.
3.5/4 hour PL – for Schools with a Wellbeing Focus
Discover how Chair Yoga and Mindfulness can make a huge difference to your classroom. This comprehensive evidence-informed training will empower you to lead a mindful classroom and enrich learning, health and wellbeing for students and teachers alike. You’ll learn a variety of activities to support the mental and physical Health and Wellness of your students (and yourself)!
Incl. eManual and Lesson Plans with over 50 easy-to-use mindful movement exercises and mindfulness based brain breaks to support instant implementation. Includes one set of Resources (Activity Flashcards for the Classroom, Breathing Ball, Mini-Singing Bowl).
Meeting AITSL Standards. Suitable for All Abilities. No previous experience necessary.
We also offer PL’s with a focus on Education Support and All Abilities.
Help your students and staff to become the best they can be!
For your convenience this Professional Development, customised to your schools needs and budget, can be hosted at your school or workplace.
Mindfulness and Movement are not to replace or add anything to your (already full) curriculum.
But they’re exceptional easy-to-use tools to support everything in your classroom and beyond.
PREVIOUSLY HELD AT
- ACHPER WA 2018 State Conference
- Murdoch University School of Education Summer School (2019, 2020, 2021)
- Mondays @ Murdoch (2019, 2020)
- Fremantle Cockburn Schools Network Conference 2019
- ACHPER WA 2020 State Conference
- numerous Primary and Secondary Schools across Australia and New Zealand
WHAT WE OFFER
1 or 2 hour, 3hour or 4 hour Professional Development Workshop at your school, office or conference.
No prior background or previous experience is required for our training – only a passion for yoga, education, and the health and wellness of children and teens.
From $350 p/h – $500 p/h (download the info packet for further information)
Upcoming Teacher Trainings and
We can also host a personalised Professional Development or Training at your school!
Certified CHILDREN'S Yoga Teacher Training
This 30 hour certified Children's Yoga Teacher Training will equip you with the skills needed to teach safe, meaningful and engaging Yoga and Mindfulness to young people aged 3 - 12.
27 - 29 August 2021
Friday - Sunday
Mindful Movement for Classrooms
5 hour Professional Development. Learn how to teach breathing, movement and mindfulness for growing bodies and minds at school.
Includes Manual, Lesson Plans and Classroom Resources for ECE and PS.
Edith Cowan University, Mt. Lawley (WA)
Saturday, July 24 2021
9am - 2pm
Mindful Movement for Classrooms
Breathing, Mindfulness and Movement for Schools. Easy to use brain breaks for your classroom!
Includes Manual and lesson plans.
Murdoch School of Education, WA
Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021
9am - 2pm
Chair Yoga for Seniors Training Workshop
This short Chair Yoga for Seniors Workshop introduces you to teach safe+ fun chair yoga and mindfulness practices to support Healthy Ageing.
Tue, 21 September 2021
9.30am - 2.30pm
Certified trauma informed TEENS Yoga Teacher Training
Support Adolescents with Yoga and Mindfulness at High School or in the Community.
24 - 26 September 2021
25hours / Fri - Su
Wellness for Educators
Tools to Relax, Refill, Reset
This practical 3 hour Wellness Workshop for Educators includes Mindfulness and gentle Yoga tools (and Sound Bath) to support Health and Wellbeing
Murdoch, School of Education
Monday, 18 January 2021
2pm - 5pm
Ross Williams, Teenage Yoga Teacher Training
Mum of Marco (13)
Leila (8) Making Mindful Movement Matter
Leila, 9 – After School Yoga Program
Margot, Educator. Tools for Teachers Workshop
Kym (Waggrakine Primary School)
Robyn – Primary School Teacher
Liam 7, After School Yoga
"I have committed to engaging my students in mindfulness and yoga at the start of every lesson, since participating at your Workshop at Murdoch Uni.Not only does it provide a space for focus and awareness for my students, but it provides me with the space to explore who I am as a teacher.I have been teaching for about 24 years, so I feel like I know when I have found a good thing! Offering a calm and meditative space for young people to be through the very difficult time of Covid-19 has felt very important. In the last few stressful days of last term, six year 7 students attended my class, four of whom said they hadn’t slept the night before. I led them through a visualisation based on yours where they go through a door. I think you call in “A special Place”. Two of them stayed asleep and one said, “Miss, can we do that every lesson?”. They then drew their happy place."
Kirsty (Mum of a 10yo girl)
When I asked her what was the best part she said, "meeting the girls who were all really nice, the fun activities we got to do and Regina was a really good teacher"
She's already looking forward to doing another one. So we both highly recommend the Yoga & Mindfulness Workshops with Yogazeit. Thanks Regina and it looks like we'll see you again for the next one 🙏🧘♀️
Wellness PD Participant
Kindy Teacher, Beaconsfield Primary School
I loved that yoga/mindfulness PD. I feel strongly that the best gift we can give to children is an awareness of their thoughts and feelings and strategies to support them. I will be using what I picked up in the classroom and I am so happy to work at a school that values this.
Children’s Yoga Teacher Training
Lindy, Year 5 teacher
Emma, Children’s Yoga Teacher Training
Joe (5) After School Yoga
Asha, 4hour Tools for Teachers
Lee, Teens Yoga Teacher Training
Claire, Teenage Yoga Teacher Training
Teacher Wellbeing Program
Samantha (14) – Co Curricular Classes
Anja, Lifestyle Coordinator Opal Aged Care
Jane Wells, Aegis Aged Care
Dear Yogazeit, Just wanted to let you know Bianca was awesome today and the residents really enjoyed the chair yoga class. We look forward to booking Yogazeit again for 2021.
Mel, Children’s and Teens Yoga Teacher Training
Marsha, Training Graduate
Isabella, Children and Teens Teacher Training
K. Dicker, Principal Beaconsfield Primary School
6hour Tools for Teachers, Murdoch University
Maddison, Treeby Parklands Opal Healthcare
The chair yoga session today was absolutely amazing! The feedback was so great. Can we arrange another yoga class please?
Rebecca, Children’s Yoga Teacher Graduate
Anne, Mum of Maisie and Alice
You are a wonderful teacher and it’s been great to be a part of the Wednesday mornings. Take care.