YOGA AND MEDITATION FOR A MINDFUL EDUCATION

COURSE INFORMATION

The yoga and meditation for a mindful education course is a practical course to initiate children and teenagers into the world of yoga and meditation. This course is aimed at anyone involved in education, teachers and school staff from pre-school level to primary, secondary, vocational, adult and special needs education, staff of non-government organizations, government and policy makers and company staff. Non-native English trainers expecting participants to have at least B1 level of English proficiency.

Children are constantly developing and the changes they experience affect their bodies, minds and relationships with others. Yoga helps them to grow healthily inside and outside. Children are yogis by nature. They come into the world with a baggage full of particular talents and gifts: agile movement, good posture, presence, curiosity, openness and great capacity to learn and discover new things.

The Yoga and meditation sessions will be presented as a game with which students can have fun, get to know their body and control their breathing consciously. Also, it will serve them to connect with their inner self, they will discover their emotions and they will be able to manage them much better. They will be able to focus their attention on a better predisposition to learn the tasks they have in the classroom. They will improve their behavior and will be more receptive to creating a better environment. In addition, respect for peace, the environment and love is promoted.

METHODOLOGY

This course proposes to practice yoga and mindfulness as a routine within the school day since more and more scientific research supports that the practice of mindfulness and yoga favors the development of practical skills that allow children, adolescents and adults to be in contact to what happens in them and their environment with greater wisdom and compassion. It is necessary to find a moment in the day when children can disconnect from their daily tasks, stop for a while and reach a state of clam, in which they are predisposed to learning, having activated their capacity for attention and concentration through psychomotor games based on yoga and mindfulness.

In this course we will explore 6 of these skills: concentration, quietness, awareness, redefinition, interest and connection. All of these skills form a circle where concentration is at the center of that circle, considering that constant and flexible attention is the support for the other five skills.

We will work on the yoga postures that are inspired by the elements of nature such as animals, plants, forms, which allow the practitioner to enter in harmony with his own body and also, as a reflection, with the energetic manifestations that these postures remind us of. Moreover, We will see the benefits that can be obtained through yoga: a stronger musculature and spine, a correct posture that reduces deviations and back pain, an elevation of the immune defenses and a more serene and balanced state of mind.

 

At the end of the course, there is an evaluation where participants can assest the course. The course will provide the participants an attendance certificate including the detailed information about the course, e.g. title, programme and schedule. In addition, a Europass Mobility Certificate can be added on request.

MAIN OBJECTIVES

Trainers of the course will manage to connect play, relaxation, concentration and balance as well as allowing them to know themselves and communicate with their environment. In addition to the above benefits, we will also see how it favors their creativity. It has been demonstrated that yoga strengthens body awareness, increases concentration and help to manage emotion. Furthermore, it promotes a strong, flexible and healthy body; improves body posture; promotes coordination and balance; increases motor skills; and it makes you enjoy! Great discovery, which helps everyone with the lack of attention, stress and relaxation.

We will try to make it easier for adults to puzzle out the ideas of meditation and yoga and to simplify them enough so that they can be passed on to children. Through yoga, children will exercise their breathing and they will learn how to relax in order to cope with stress, conflict situations and lack of concentrations, problems so evident in today´s society. Yoga will help them on their long journey towards physical and psychological mastery.

These are some of the main points that children will achieve on a physical and mental level with the practice of yoga and mindfulness:

  1. Improve of the postural habits of the spine

  2. Massage of the internal organs

  3. Improved breathing habits

  4. Stimulation of blood circulation

  5. Improved self-esteem

  6. Decrease in child stress level

  7. Perfection of the senses

  8. Agility and strength

  9. Calm and Relaxation

  10. Better development of attention, concentration, memory and imagination

  11. Harmonization of personality and character

  12. Timely channeling of physical energy

  13. Better understanding and interaction with others

DAILY PROGRAMME

The course’s managers usually welcome participants on Sunday evening and give them all the course material. The main activities, instruction and practices will take place from Monday to Friday. On another note, participants will be involved in networking activities run by PMS ERASMUS PLUS during afternoon time, most likely on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. In this networking initiatives all the participants of the company courses during the same week will meet and network. Moreover, on Thursday all participants will be able to explain their own school and KA1 project to all participants and work al together to set up future eTwinnings or even KA2 projects. After that, all of them will have the possibility to enjoy with an optional activity to deepen in the searching of new partners, enjoying a great day full of motivating, gamification, creative, mindfulness and funny activities all together. Finally, there will be a course’ roundup and a final evaluation of the course on Saturday.

Sessions will be motivating and entertaining so that you can put into practice everything you have learned once you return to your schools. To do this, we use a funny and participative methodology. We will watch videos, play games, share emotions and thoughts, and have the opportunity to bring out the children in us.

Teachers of the course will welcome the participants on Sunday afternoon. We will briefly explain the course and talk a little bit about our own experience with meditation and yoga. It exists a standard indicative daily programme. However, the course can be personalized each week on participants needs and professional profiles. Yoga and meditation will be alternated In the sessions proposed in this program. Each session will be divided into theoretical and practical part with a break between sessions to refresh ourselves or take a snack. Therefore we will need to wear comfortable clothes and comfortable shoes. We will take our shoes off when we do the Yoga exercises. All the proposed activities can be adapted to the age and needs of the students.

DAY 1: MONDAY

  • Presentation of the course

  • What is mindfulness?

  • What is it used for and when?

  • Who can practice it?

  • What is yoga?

  • Who can practice it and what is for?

  • Benefits of Yoga and meditation

  • Meditation and Yoga practice

DAY 2: TUESDAY

  • The best time to relax and practice yoga

  • Create a relaxed atmosphere

  • We learn to relax

  • We learn to breathe

  • Tips for meditating with children

  • Mindfulness exercises for children

  • Yoga practice with games and meditation

DAY 3: WEDNESDAY

  • Meditation for memory

  • Easy mindfulness games

  • Relaxation Techniques

  • The chain of appreciation

  • Emotions

  • Yoga for different ages

  • How long should a yoga session last?

  • Yoga practice with games and relaxation with music

DAY 4: FRIDAY

  • Working with concentration

  • Mindfulness and the senses

  • Attention, balance and compassion

  • Recommendations for a yoga class for children

  • Meditation practice

  • Yoga practice with music and games

YOGA sessions:

YOGA course will attend sessions during 2021 and 2022 in following dates:

 

2021:

FRANCE – MARTINIQUE:

  • From Sunday 17th January to Saturday 23rd.

SPAIN – ALICANTE:

  • From Sunday 28th March to Saturday 3rd April.

  • From Sunday 11th July to Saturday 17th.

  • From Sunday 10th October to Saturday 16th.

ICELAND – REYKJAVÍK:

  • From Sunday 11th April to Saturday 17th.

  • From Sunday 18th July to Saturday 24th.

  • From Sunday 17th October to Saturday 23rd.

SPAIN – BALEARIC ISLANDS (MALLORCA):

  • From Sunday 8th August to Saturday 14th.

SPAIN – CANARY ISLANDS (TENERIFE):

  • From Sunday 14th November to Saturday 20th.

FINLAND – ROVANIEMI:

  • From Sunday 5th December to Saturday 11th.

2022:

FRANCE – MARTINIQUE:

  • From Sunday 16th January to Saturday 22nd.

SPAIN – ALICANTE:

  • From Sunday 9th January to Saturday 15th.

  • From Sunday 10th April to Saturday 16th.

  • From Sunday 10th July to Saturday 16th.

  • From Sunday 9th October to Saturday 15th.

ICELAND – REYKJAVÍK:

  • From Sunday 24th April to Saturday 30th.

  • From Sunday 17th July to Saturday 23rd.

  • From Sunday 16th October to Saturday 22nd.

SPAIN – BALEARIC ISLANDS (MALLORCA):

  • From Sunday 7th August to Saturday 13th.

FINLAND – ROVANIEMI:

  • From Sunday 4th December to Saturday 10th.

COST AND ERASMUS + FUNDING

The cost of the seven day course is 490€, including course fee, certification and support fee, cultural and sport activities in the city. You will also receive a certificate of attendance. The cost includes arrival on Sunday and departure on Saturday. The company offers an Optional cultural package to deepen in relationship between all participants.


MMORE training course is tailored to be fully funded by Erasmus + to teachers, trainers, headmasters and any other staff of education organizations. Furthermore trainers can help in Key Action 1 Application to ensure that participants can get the grant and could be eligible to receive an Erasmus + grant that cover all the costs of the course.

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PMS ERASMUS +

Organization ID: E10039300

Avda. Alfonso X el Sabio., 11.

Alicante (Spain)

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Phone: +34 965 949 851

Mobile: +34 605 100 221