YOGA AND MEDITATION FOR A MINDFUL EDUCATION

COURSE INFORMATION

Children and teenagers 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 for a mindful education course is a practical course to initiate children and teenagers into the world of yoga, meditation and mindfulness. This course is aimed at anyone involved in education, whether in the professional or family field.

The course is focused on dynamic and practical contents of mindfulness. The Yoga and mindfulness sessions will be presented as a game with which they 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.

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.

METHODOLOGY

This course proposes to practice mindfulness and yoga 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. 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 skills.

It will focus as well in avoid, thanks to a mentally clear an d emotionally calm state, nowadays problems at school as school violence and bullying, lack of values, lack of motivation and assertiveness, inability to set goal, frustration and emotional distress that affects mood, social behavior and learning. A positive coexistence is basic in school, so each day of the course will work in that way, deepen in meditation and emotional education. Besides, teachers will be able to transmit those yoga sessions to their students. Yoga sessions are going to be run during all days of the week and will have very importance in the knowledge of relaxing education.

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.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mindfulness and the practice of meditation will impact positively in their intellectual activity and developing personality, intelligence, self-confidence, and increase in personal satisfaction and self-esteem and to acquire greater tolerance and control in order to face stressful situations.

MAIN OBJECTIVES

We will try to make it easier for adults to puzzle out the ideas of mindfulness, meditation and yoga and to simplify them enough so that they can be passed on to children and teenagers.

 

We 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.

Through mindfulness and 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. Reduce the number of students with emotional distress

  7. Help students to know how to manage emotions such as impulsivity and induce states of serenity and tranquility.

  8. Perfection of the senses

  9. Agility and strength

  10. Calm and Relaxation

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

  12. Harmonization of personality and character

  13. Timely channeling of physical energy

  14. Better understanding and interaction with others

  15. To deal with discrimination, bullying and violence prevention.

 

DAILY PROGRAMME

In the sessions proposed in this program, mindfulness games, yoga and meditation will be alternated. Each session will be divided into theoretical part and practical part. 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.

Each session will be 2 hours of theory, and 3 hours of practice with a break between sessions to refresh ourselves or take a snack. The 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.

The teachers of the course will welcome the participants on Sunday afternoon. Where all participants and teachers will be introduced. We will briefly explain the course and talk a little bit about our own experience with mindfulness and yoga.

 

DAY 1: MONDAY

  • Presentation of the course

  • What is mindfulness, what is it used for and when?

  • Who can practice it?

  • What is yoga and types of yoga?

  • Who can practice it and what is for?

  • Benefits of Yoga and mindfulness

  • 9 attitudes of mindfulness

  • Mindfulness 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

  • Chakras and energy

  • Tips for meditating with children

  • Mindfulness exercises for children

  • Yoga practice with games and relaxation

DAY 3: WEDNESDAY

  • Meditation for memory

  • Easy mindfulness games

  • Relaxation Techniques

  • The chain of appreciation

  • Yoga for different ages

  • How long should a yoga session last?

  • Yoga practice with games and relaxation with music

DAY 5 : THURSDAY.

  • Networking activity: Presentation of your own school and your KA1 PROJECT: 5W's. WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, WHY with all participants from the course and other structured courses of the company.

  • Networking activity:  Guided session to find your best partner for a future JOB SHADOWING and/or KA229 PROJECT.

DAY 4: FRIDAY

  • Working with concentration

  • Mindfulness and the senses

  • Attention, balance and compassion

  • Recommendations for a yoga class for children

  • Mindfulness practice

  • Yoga practice with music and games

YOGA sessions:

YOGA AND MEDITATION course will attend editions during 2022 & 2023 in following dates:

 

2022:

SPAIN – ALICANTE:

  • From Sunday 20th February to Saturday 26th.

  • From Sunday 10th April to Saturday 16th.

  • From Sunday 10th July to Saturday 16th.

  • From Sunday 7th August to Saturday 13th.

  • From Sunday 9th October to Saturday 15th.

  • From Sunday 30th October to 5th November.

  • From Sunday 11th December to Saturday 17th.

FRANCE – MARTINIQUE:

  • From Sunday 17th April to Saturday 23rd. CONFIRMED!

ICELAND – REYKJAVÍK:

  • From Sunday 13th February to Saturday 19th.

  • From Sunday 24th April to Saturday 30th.

  • From Sunday 17th July to Saturday 23rd.

  • From Sunday 21st August to Saturday 27th.

  • From Sunday 16th October to Saturday 22nd.

SPAIN – CANARY ISLANDS (TENERIFE):

  • From Sunday 28th August to Saturday 3rd September.

 

2023:

FRANCE – MARTINIQUE:

  • From Sunday 15th January to Saturday 21st.

SPAIN – ALICANTE:

  • From Sunday 19th February to Saturday 25th.

  • From Sunday 2nd April to Saturday 8th.

  • From Sunday 9th July to Saturday 15th.

  • From Sunday 6th August to Saturday 12th.

  • From Sunday 8th October to Saturday 14th.

  • From Sunday 29th October to Saturday 4th November.

  • From Sunday 10th December to Saturday 16th.

SPAIN – CANARY ISLANDS (TENERIFE):

  • From Sunday 27th August to Saturday 2nd September.

ICELAND – REYKJAVÍK:

  • From Sunday 12th February to Saturday 18th.

  • From Sunday 23rd April to Saturday 29th.

  • From Sunday 16th July to Saturday 22nd.

  • From Sunday 20th August to Saturday 26th.

  • From Sunday 15th October to Saturday 21st.

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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