Wednesday, May 9
Gentle/Beginner Yoga Class
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Taught by an experienced yoga teacher with a long history of working with teachers, administrators, children and people of all body types and abilities, this class will include some basic standing poses, sitting poses (on the floor or chair), reclining poses, breathing exercises and general breath-focus for mood management and relaxation. Join us to refresh, restore and for a chance to practice self-care. This class will also inspire and support you to model calmness and well-being in your classroom. No experience or flexibility necessary. Feel free to change into comfortable clothes or come in conference attire.
Mats and chairs provided.
Thursday, May 10
Any time between 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Special instruction times 9:45 AM – 10:15 AM; 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM; and 2:15 PM – 2:45 PM
Come and visit the “mindfulness room” any time throughout the day. Relax in the pleasant ambiance created for your comfort. Take a few minutes to soak in the atmosphere, breathe and enjoy the serenity. No formal instruction will be provided until each break. However, you will have the option to visit several “stations” set up with tools that you can try out and practice for yourself.
During breaks and lunch, meet Joanne Spence, executive director of Yoga in Schools. Joanne will lead mini yoga-inspired mindfulness breaks. Learn short but practical techniques that can be replicated in the classroom to encourage calmness, relaxation and self-reflection. Leave these mini-sessions refreshed and ready for your next workshop.
Please refrain from using cell phones or holding conversations in the room in order to honor the experience of our other guests.