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Professional Development

Our Professional Development Trainings allow educators to understand the benefits of Yoga in Education and to learn Yoga Tools to share in the classroom. Yoga Tools are simple and fun yoga-based exercises to immediately feel more focused, energised or relaxed. Yoga Tools can be used in any setting and require just 2-8 minutes of time.

When we use Yoga Tools, we are learning ways to enhance self-awareness, self-care and self-management by tuning into the body, the breath
 and the mind. Yoga Tools not only enhance teaching and learning, Yoga Tools are skills we learn to support us through life!

PD Trainings

Our Professional Development Trainings are delivered in Modules. They generally run from 9am to 4pm with a lunch break.

We are happy to announce that we have been offered a classroom at Railway Estate State School to conduct our open PD Trainings, starting in 2018.

In school trainings are available by request for whole staff development.

Cost: $195* for training Modules in Townsville.
*includes resource booklet (and Yoga Break Slides for Modules EL, 2, 3 & 4).

Discounts apply for members, sponsors and group bookings of 10+ staff from the same work place.

To register for a PD Training, visit our Register Now page and complete the Registration Form, selecting a suitable date from the list provided. Payment is required to secure your place. You will directed to make your payment once you have registered.

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PD Training Modules

Module 1: Foundation

Yoga Tools For Educators

This is our pre-requisite Professional Development Module and is aimed specifically at educator's self awareness, self care and self management, regardless of the age of the students they teach. It will be packed with info to get you started with your Yoga Tools journey.

Module 2: Lower Primary

Yoga Tools For Teachers of ages 4-7yrs

This Module provides you with Yoga Tools especially developed for the nurturing of younger children in a fun but engaging way.

Module 3: Upper Primary

Yoga Tools For Teachers of ages 8-12yrs

This Module focuses on the needs of children in the 8 to 12 year age group. The training provides you with Yoga Tools that promote focus and energy stabilisation and empower children to enhance their own physical and mental awareness.

Module 4: High School

Yoga Tools For Teachers of ages 11+ yrs

This Module focuses on the needs of students from 11 years to young adult and provides you with Yoga Tools that cultivate awareness, focus and ease. Yoga Tools allow teens to experience a sense of space around their concerns and provide techniques for redirecting thoughts, calming the nervous system and supporting the transitions of a busy schedule.

Module 5: HPE

Yoga Tools HPE Teachers

This training has not been developed as yet, but we hope to add this module to our suite in the future. Stay tuned.

Australian Professional Standards

Yoga Tools Professional Development Trainings contribute toward the following Professional Standards:

AUSTRALIAN PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS FOR TEACHERS:
Standard 1: Know students and how they learn.
Standard 4: Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments
Standard 6: Engage in Professional Learning
Standard 7: Engage professionally with colleagues, parent/carers and the community.

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Specialised PD Trainings

Yoga Tools For Schools Inc. also provides special PD Trainings for Early Learning Educators.

Early Learning Module

The YTFS Early Learning Module empowers educators to create a culture of care, compassion and cooperation, help children to enhance self-esteem, and cultivate moments in a child's play for reflection, self-awareness, time for calm and space for expressing and experiencing how they feel.

Yoga Tools For Schools Inc. Early Learning Module contributes toward the following:

THE EARLY YEARS LEARNING FRAMEWORK FOR AUSTRALIA
PRINCIPLES:
1. Secure, respectful and reciprocal relationships.
5. Ongoing learning and reflective practice.
TO CONTRIBUTE TO LEARNING OUTCOMES: 1, 2 & 3.

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YTFS Certification Track

For those wishing to go further with Yoga Tools and become a Program Leader (able to instruct other educators at their workplace), Cert 1 Training is offered.

Cert 2 & 3 Trainings are offered to those who wish to instruct Yoga Tools as part of the Yoga Tools For Schools Team.

To find out more go to our YTFS Certification Track.

What participants are saying

You don't have to be an expert in Yoga. You just need the desire to make a difference!
Linda Bogle - Brightwater State School
I would so love this to be done by all teachers at our school.
Tania Melick - Parent
[I enjoyed] all of it. I loved actually doing the yoga, not just telling us - we did it. Very positive, informative, friendly & enjoyable conversations.
Melissa Bourke - Townsville Central State School
Great ideas and activities that can be implemented in the classroom.
Maria Sims - Heatley State School
I feel so much more grounded. I really enjoyed the interaction and supportive friendly environment.
Rita Luebke - TAFE
Really liked the linking back to the curriculum. Like having that information ready if any parents ask!
Ela Dale - Currajong State School
Feeling very relaxed at a PD certainly is a welcome change! Thank you YTFS!
Karen Ditton - Bohlevale State School
These new skills are extremely helpful for myself, my colleagues and our school students and their families!
Noreen Letizia - Heatley State School

Our Sponsors

Yoga Tools For Schools Inc. is currently funded by sponsors and ongoing community fundraising. We are seeking more funding to expand our programs to ensure that all interested educators can experience the benefits of using Yoga Tools. Visit our Sponsor page to find out more. Contact us if you would like to become a YTFS Sponsor.