Course Details & Registration

Supporting Youth through Yoga and Mindfulness

A Virtual Course for Educators and Youth Service Providers Led by Laurie Brockhaus, LCSW, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT

October 8-9, 2021

Do you work with youth, and need innovative and effective tools to help them manage the impact of significant stress and challenge? Want to create a more calm and collaborative classroom or therapeutic environment? Looking for resources for your own physical, mental, and emotional wellness, and you take care of others?

Teachers, parents, counselors, social workers, therapists, after-school workers, and all who work with school-aged youth, this course is for you. You’ll explore the physical, mental, and emotional health benefits of yoga and mindfulness practices for youth, and learn ways to effectively and practically integrate yoga and mindfulness techniques into your work, toward helping youth to focus, manage strong emotions, and work well with others. This course will also offer you the tools and inspiration to use yoga and mindfulness as self-care practices, to manage stress and discourage burnout as someone who takes care of others. 

All levels of experience with yoga and mindfulness (including no experience!) are welcome!

6 social work CEUs are available through Washington University’s Brown School for Missouri and Illinois licensees; additional $15 fee applies.

Topics

  • Day 1: Intro to yoga and mindfulness and its benefits for youth
  • Day 2: Integrating the tools of yoga and mindfulness into your work and for self-care
  • 6 hours total

Tuition and Registration

This course is entirely virtual, consisting of meetings via Zoom and live-streamed practices via Vimeo. We highly recommend that you attend meetings during the scheduled times, but we will make recordings available.

Tuition:
$95- Community Rate (discounted)
$125 - Supporter Rate (pays your way)
$155 - Benefactor Rate (supports others)

Scholarships and group pricing is available. Please contact Laurie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. 

Register via Eventbrite or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and paying by Paypal.

Laurie Brockhaus

E-RYT 500, LCSW

About the instructor:
Laurie Brockhaus has worked with youth in St. Louis since 2000, as a classroom teacher and social worker in school and community organizations, and has taught yoga to children and adults since 2004. Through this course, Laurie brings together years of experience in education, social justice work, therapy, and yoga/ mindfulness to offer a wealth of knowledge and resources in working with youth. Laurie co-founded and directs The Oxygen Project: Yoga for Youth, coordinates yoga teacher training programs at Urban Breath Yoga, instructs yoga trainings relevant to mental health and social service, and is a mental health and yoga therapist specializing in work with children and adolescents.

Our Mission

Our mission is to empower youth to face everyday stress and significant life challenges with resilience and calm through yoga and mindfulness techniques. Our strengths-based and trauma-sensitive programming supports physical and mental health, positive behavior, and healthy relationships. The Oxygen Project is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

Our Partners and Friends

Urban Breath Yoga
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