School Yoga Bootcamp
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Do you want to bring yoga and mindfulness to your classroom/school, but you’re completely perplexed on how exactly to do that?
Then our live, get-it-done bootcamp is exactly what you need to finally make it happen!
School Yoga Bootcamp:
- An immersive LIVE virtual program you can do from the comfort of your own home
- Three full days over a three-week period of interactive, get-it-done planning (eight hours each day)
- Lessons, resources, special guest speakers, small group break-out sessions, homework, support, and community
- Bootcamp will be hosted using Zoom, and recordings will be made available after each session.
- Additional resources and recordings will be available within a private course area.
- You will walk away with a comprehensive, customized plan in hand to confidently bring yoga and mindfulness to your classroom or school this year!
During this live three-day bootcamp, you will:
- Discover ways to fund your program… even if the costs seem prohibitive, you’re not sure what options are available, or you don’t think your school will contribute.
- Learn tools to get buy-in from hesitant administrators, skeptic teachers, and concerned parents… even if they think yoga is religious, view it as some “wishy-washy, hippy-dippy” practice, or simply value academics above all else.
- Dig deeper to understand what’s culturally relevant for your community, what support you have based on any challenges and special needs, and what may and may not work for your school population... so you can create the very best program for your school.
- Prepare yourself with a variety of engaging exercises and practices that students will enjoy… even if they think yoga and mindfulness is lame and boring or if they’re overly concerned what others might think.
- Engage with the tools and resources to adapt to different age groups and maturity levels so that children find yoga engaging and interesting... so everyone benefits from the mindfulness and yoga lessons, even the most challenging students.
- Create a workable, consistent plan that can easily adapt and fit into your day... even if you feel there is very little time to fit in everything that is already required of you.
- Gain the confidence to teach the poses and exercises... even if you’re uncomfortable with the movements, don’t feel like a yoga role model, or generally feel "out of shape.”
- Discover ways to meet the entire class where they’re at... despite challenges with skeptical students who goof off or try and distract the rest of the class from the activity.
- Learn to present research and build strategies to convince parents, administration, and teachers that yoga and mindfulness can actually benefit children’s academic performance as much as their social emotional well-being...that way you can gain more buy-in and support from the major stakeholders in bringing yoga and mindfulness to children.
- See what’s possible by hearing from teachers in the field who have successfully brought yoga and mindfulness to their schools... that way, you can see what a school yoga program looks like in action and have the confidence to create your own!
Participants will have plenty of opportunities to work independently and in small groups. Our goal is for you to get more done in these three days than you could do in three months. Let’s get it done!
Kind Words From Participants
"I loved the Kids Yoga Stories School Yoga Bootcamp! I went into the whole experience overwhelmed and having no idea where to start my school yoga program. I had a ton of resources, but no exact doable, step-by-step plan—and just thinking about it made me anxious! The KYS Bootcamp was the most practical and organized workshop I've ever attended! The breakdown of the materials/days made sense and was easy to follow, and I was able to accomplish everything I set out to do in only five days—with no anxiety!!! It was also affordable, the KYS team replied to all my crazy e-mails in a timely manner, they gave input/suggestions specifically for my school yoga program (not just general statements—input specific for my program), and the gift certificate to help us start our program. AMAZING! Who even does that?! I've been a school counselor for over fifteen years, and this was one of the best workshops I've ever attended! I plan on being a lifelong member and supporter of Giselle and Kids Yoga Stories!"
School Yoga Bootcamp
"It was so thoughtful that Giselle made the personal connection to learn about me prior to the start of the School Yoga Bootcamp. Prior to the kickoff call, I was able to print most of the documents for the course and complete the Yoga and Mindfulness 101 course. I was so impressed with how well organization everything was! I enjoyed and learned so much from all of the course materials, lectures, and assignments. Getting the digital gift card was an added bonus of this course! I was thrilled with the ease of downloading the digital resources and the plethora of digital resources. Thanks so much to Giselle and Kids Yoga Stories for giving me the gift of designing a yoga and mindfulness program for my school! I can’t wait to implement my program from the first day of school. Giselle is one of the amazing humans I have met so far in 2021."
If all that wasn’t enough… you will also receive the following bonuses:
#1. Yoga and Mindfulness 101 course (value: $150)
The first step in bringing yoga and mindfulness to your school or classroom really starts with YOU! In order to teach the basic skills, it’s important that you have a solid foundation and start your own practice. It doesn’t need to be elaborate or lengthy—just discover what works best for you and create some consistency. This video and interactive course walks you through the four steps to create or reignite your own yoga and mindfulness practice.
#2: $100 credit to the Kids Yoga Stories store (value: $100)
Once you've devised your school yoga program, now you need some resources! We have you covered by gifting you $100 credit to use on any digital product within our store. Choose from hundreds of products and find the ones that work best for your students and the topics you wish to focus on.
#3: Bonus Q&A Call (value: $100)
After diving in and creating your master plan for bringing yoga and mindfulness to your school, you may still have some lingering questions or need some additional guidance. This bonus call, offered one week after the final class, encourages you to put the finishing touches on your plan, hammer out any lingering issues, and get ready to introduce your plan to your school!
#4: Get Started Strong Guides & Templates (value: $650)
In addition, you will receive several supplemental guides and resources that will help you on your journey to bring yoga and mindfulness to your school or classroom:
School Yoga Research Guide
If you need help selling the benefits of yoga and mindfulness to staff, administration, or parents, we’ve included the School Yoga Research Guide, which you can use and share. This guide provides the specific benefits and academic research that backs it up.
Get Buy-In from School Administration Guide
If you have struggled getting buy-in from your administration or suspect you’ll meet resistance when introducing a school or classroom yoga program, then Get Buy-In from School Administration Guide will help you successfully prepare to win over your school or district.
Tips for Managing Behaviors Guide
You know that behavior may be your biggest challenge to bringing yoga and mindfulness to your classroom—no worries! You will receive our Tips for Managing Behaviors Guide with tools, strategies, and ideas for dealing with students who have a difficult time staying still, spend more time acting out and talking than listening to the lesson, or insist on joking around and distracting others.
Tips to Engage Children Guide
If you already know that engaging children will be your biggest obstacle, then our Tips to Engage Children Guide will help you keep students’ attention and focus even when they think the lessons and exercises are funny and weird, tend to be distracted or distracting, or are worried what others may think of them.
Class Management: Top 20 Tips Guide
You might feel as though managing your classroom will prove challenging when introducing yoga and mindfulness to students—then be prepared with Class Management: Top 20 Tips Guide. We pulled together the top strategies and proven techniques from our community into a resource to help you feel confident managing students while introducing new concepts.
Find Funding for School Yoga Programs Guide
If you find funding perplexing and don’t even know where to start, then we have you covered with Find Funding for School Yoga Programs Guide. We queried our community and compiled the top ideas and strategies for locating, requesting, and procuring funding for your school yoga program.
Sample School Yoga Grant Application
To make it super easy for you to apply for available grants, we’ve included a sample grant application that you can simply fill in and send out. This template takes the guesswork out of knowing what to include and how to make a successful grant request.
School Yoga Program Template
If you’re feeling overwhelmed and can’t figure out how to pull everything together for your school yoga program, you will receive a template that will help you organize all the necessary details into one comprehensive document. Feel confident you have everything covered and planned within one handy document!
Just some of resources included in the Bootcamp:
What the Schedule Looks Like!
This LIVE exclusive get-it-done bootcamp was designed so that you walk away with a clear action plan to bring yoga and mindfulness to your school.
Each day has been thoughtfully structured to deliver content that addresses the concerns and challenges of teachers, parents, and school staff when bringing yoga and mindfulness to schools. We will provide proven strategies to overcome these obstacles. We also weave practices and exercises into each day so you get first-hand experience with movement, breathing exercises, and mindfulness. And the best part—we have plenty of time to roll up your sleeves each day and get your plan done!
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST
Welcome and introductions will be covered. We will also spend this time preparing for the next three weeks, getting to know one another, and setting expectations.
9am - 3:00 p.m. EST
Basics | Nuts & Bolts | Buy-In
This session will cover the basics of teaching yoga and mindfulness and why you want to bring yoga to your school. We will consider timing, scheduling, educational standards, space, supplies, and structure. We will discuss the constraints of bringing yoga to your school and brainstorm solutions to get buy-in from peers, administrators, teachers, and students.
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST
Behavior | Financial Backing | Build Your Program
This session will cover the behavioral challenges that arise when teaching children mindfulness and yoga and which strategies can increase engagement, manage disruptions, and get buy-in. We will discuss a variety of methods to get financial backing for your school yoga program and brainstorm ideas that will make the most sense for you. We will also begin to dive into building your program.
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST
Sample Plans | Guest Speaker | Review
In this session, we will review sample plans of other school programs and hear success stories from teachers who have had success introducing their programs. We will spend time refining our individual programs in small groups and do a final review and recap of the bootcamp.
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EST
BONUS Q&A Call
In this call, we will cover how to make your school program effective, including surveys, qualitative/quantitative research, case studies, and testimonials. You will learn the best techniques to ask parents, kids, teachers, and other school staff for this information. We will also address any lingering questions you and other participants might have before launching the program.
More Kind Words...
"I had the pleasure of being a guest speaker AND attendee to the Kids Yoga Stories School Yoga Bootcamp! I am so grateful for the opportunity to learn from her and the other community members at this amazing event. Giselle is an expert, and she structured this bootcamp so well and so simply. The breakdown of each day made it very manageable and clear. It truly felt like step-by-step instructions for your own customizable mindfulness plan. One of my favourite parts about the bootcamp—other than the amount of knowledge I received—was the community that we built. It was amazing to be in a safe space where everyone had similar goals in setting up a program that worked for them. We were able to bounce ideas off each other and provide feedback. It was the perfect place to be and the most wonderful group and community to be a part of. I am extremely grateful for this bootcamp and all that I got out of it! I will most definitely be attending again next year!"
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
When and where is this bootcamp?
This is a virtual bootcamp. You will participate via Zoom from the comfort of your own home or office.
I don’t practice yoga and mindfulness myself. Will this be a problem?
Definitely not! We hear this all the time, and this concern is one of the main barriers for teachers to get started. Please don’t let this stop you from bringing the benefits of yoga and mindfulness to children.
In fact, we have created a bonus course, Yoga and Mindfulness 101, that will help you begin to explore and develop your own practice. And working on your own practice is baked into every bootcamp session! Each day, we will be doing movement, breathing, and energy exercises.
Is there an opportunity to speak to someone about the Bootcamp before I register?
Absolutely! Feel free to reach out to giselle @ kidsyogastories . com and our team will set you up with an exploratory call with Giselle. She will be able to answer any questions you might have and address any concerns.
How will we connect?
We will be using Zoom for the bootcamp. Thankfully, over the last year, many people have used Zoom and are comfortable with this technology. If you have concerns, please reach out directly. We will be having a pre-call that will also work out any kinks people may have with getting logged in.
Are the sessions recorded?
Yes, each session will be recorded, and the recording will be available within the private course area. Only those who are attending this bootcamp will have access to the recordings. We respect your need for privacy. If you prefer, you can choose not to be on camera during the bootcamp. Since the break-out rooms are not recorded, you are welcome to turn your camera on to connect better with your breakout group.
I might have to miss a day. Will that be a problem?
We certainly understand that things come up. If you’re unable to make a day, you can watch the recorded session, do the assignments and homework, and catch up with us on the following session. You will still get everything you need even if you miss a session.
Will there be breaks during the day?
Yes, of course. We have scheduled breaks throughout the day so you can grab a snack or beverage and use the restroom.
Will you be offering this bootcamp again?
Yes, we plan to offer this bootcamp again. We do not have dates set for 2021 as of yet. Please keep an eye out for new dates if you’re unable to make this session.
What’s the refund and cancellation policy?
Given the nature of this bootcamp and the instant digital access to the bonuses, we will not be offering any refunds at this time.
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