Mondays, March 1 and March 8
5-8 pm (12 hours total)
Do you work with youth, and need innovative and effective tools to help them manage the impact of the significant stress and challenge of this past year? 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!
Mar 1: Intro to yoga and mindfulness and its benefits for youth
Mar 8: Integrating the tools of yoga and mindfulness into your work and for self-care
$75- Community Rate (discounted)
$100 - Supporter Rate (pays your way)
$125 - Benefactor Rate (supports others)
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.