Participants completing this course should be able to:
- Understand the neuroscience and scientific support of how yoga and mindfulness support the physical, emotional, sensory and cognitive needs of students.
- Learn how to easily integrate breath, movement and mindfulness into your individual, group and full classroom sessions to support all students no matter what their diagnosis or developmental level
- Enhance carry-over of skills into other settings for students
- Easily support educators and parents to engage in the practices for their student/child and for themselves
- Learn how yoga and mindfulness can be utilized to enhance your own well-being and therapeutic presence
School Based teachers, occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech language pathologists, school counselors, social workers, psychologists and support staff
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
8-9: Origin and Rationale for use on therapeutic and classrooms, Philosophy and principles of yoga and mindfulness, Current research overview
9-10 Neuroscience of breath, movement and mindfulness as it relates to learning, focusing, regulating, behaviour and overall executive functioning engagement
1015-12 – Lab/ practice of yoga and mindfulness tools to cultivate states of calm (inner stillness), focus and emotional regulation
12-1245- LUNCH (on your own)
1245-145 – Lab/ practice of yoga and mindfulness tools to cultivate states of energized engagement and supporting positive mindsets and connection with self and others
145-230 – How yoga and mindfulness supports Motor planning, ocular-motor control, core stability and its impact on fine motor skills
230-3 – Putting the pieces together in your setting and with your caseload – Creating sequences
Allison MA, OTR, E-RYT
Allison MA, OTR, E-RYT is a pediatric occupational therapist, and registered Yoga Alliance teacher-trainer who has been working with youth for over 30 years. As founder of Zensational Kids, she collaborates with schools to help them cultivate resilience and compassion within the entire educational community. She has developed numerous programs to facilitate the integration of yoga and mindful practices district-wide. Her programs empower administrators, faculty, students and families to activate their unlimited potential through the development of inner resources. She is an active international presenter, researcher, author, and ambassador of well-being. She has written mindfulness curricula for pre-K through 12thgrade, Young Explorers, EDUCATE 2B and Everyday Mindfulness. She was a contributing author to Best Practices for Yoga in Schools. Allison contributed a chapter on Mindfulness for Autism in the 2019 APA publication of Applied Mindfulness: Approaches in Mental Health for Children and Adolescents.
March 24, 2020 – New York, NY
401 7th Avenue
March 31, 2020
Hilton Garden Inn Staten Island
1100 South Avenue
May 7, 2020
Long Island Marriott
101 James Doolittle Blvd
Recognized by the NY State Education Department’s State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education. Approved for 6 contact hours.
Approved NYSED CTLE provider. Sponsor ID #23746.
Application has been made to NJBPTE for CE credit approval.
TSI is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures. Approved by AOTA for .6 CEUs. 6 contact hours, Intermediate Level, Domain of OT: Performance Skills.
Early $295* | Regular $320.00
*Early registration must be received 21 days prior to seminar
VALID UNTIL March 3, 2020 for NYC
VALID UNTIL March 10, 2020 for SI
VALID UNTIL April 16, 2020 for LI
3 or more registrants – Early – $279.19 | Regular – $302.85 (use code group3)
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