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School Yoga Bootcamp

Summer 2021

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Ready to Bring Yoga & Mindfulness to Your School or Classroom this Year?

...But you just don't know where to start?

Do you want to bring yoga and mindfulness to your school but you’re completely perplexed on how exactly to do that?

We hear this all the time from our community.

You know the value of yoga and mindfulness… but find it challenging to convey all the benefits in a meaningful way to your school community. 

Even if parents and the administration are on board and you have the green light to launch a program… where do you even start?  

Time is tight, resources are limited, and getting buy-in from children (and even parents, admin, and peers) can be challenging.

Let us help you take away the overwhelm and confusion, and provide a solid framework for you to create a fully customized plan for your school…

… a plan you can easily tailor to your needs, your students, and your school, so you feel confident bringing these valuable and life-changing practices to your students. 

No two schools are alike.

Every school has its challenges and culture, needs and limitations. Only YOU know what these are. Taking a done-for-you, “boxed” yoga and mindfulness program may seem like a good approach (we all want something simple, right?), but these programs are rarely a great fit. And oftentimes, they’re not suitable for the specific needs of a classroom or school.

Your students are unique and you need a program tailored to them!  

School Yoga Bootcamp was created with this in mind.

We'll work together WITH you over the course of several weeks to create the perfect classroom/school yoga program that fits you, your students, and your school. 

You will walk away from this virtual bootcamp with a plan in hand and resources to get started right away!  PLUS, you’ll have access to support, a community of other like-minded professionals, and resources to give you the confidence to deliver a thoughtfully crafted program to your school community. 

This program is based on a strong foundation, which starts with you, yet flexible enough to meet students where they’re at and change over time, if needed.

Are you ready to get started... and get it done?

School Yoga Bootcamp:

  • An immersive virtual LIVE program you can do from the comfort of your own home
  • Three full days over a three-week period of interactive, get-it-done planning (6 hours each day)
  • Lessons, resources, special guest speakers, small group break-out sessions, homework, support and community
  • Bootcamp will be hosted using Zoom, and recordings will be made available after each session
  • Additional resources and recordings will be available within a private course area
  • You will walk away with a comprehensive, customized plan in hand to confidently bring yoga and mindfulness
    to your classroom or school this year!

During This 3-Day Bootcamp You Will:

  • Discover ways to fund your program…
    ...even if the costs seem prohibitive, you’re not sure what options are available, or you don’t think your school will contribute.
  • How to get buy-in from hesitant administrators, skeptic teachers, and concerned parents…
    ...even if they think yoga is religious, view it as some “wishy-washy, hippy-dippy” practice, or simply value academics above all else.
  • Dig deeper to understand what’s culturally relevant for your community, what support you have based on any challenges and special needs, and what may and may not work for your school population...
    ...so you can create the very best program for your school.
  • Prepare yourself with a variety of engaging exercises and practices that students will enjoy...
    ...even if they think yoga and mindfulness is lame and boring, or if they’re overly concerned what others might think. 
  • Engage with the tools and resources to adapt to different age groups and maturity levels so that children find yoga and mindfulness engaging and interesting...
    ... so everyone benefits from the mindfulness and yoga lessons, even the most challenging students. 
  • Create a workable, consistent plan that can easily adapt and fit into your day...
    ...even if you feel there is very little time to fit in everything that is already required of you.
  • Gain the confidence to teach the poses and exercises...
    ...even if you're uncomfortable with the movements, don’t feel like a yoga role model, or generally feel "out of shape.” 
  • Discover ways to meet the entire class where they’re at...
    ...despite challenges with skeptical students who goof off or try and distract the rest of the class from the activity. 
  • Learn to present research and build strategies to convince parents, administration, and teachers that yoga and mindfulness can actually benefit children’s academic performance as much as their social emotional well-being...
    ...that way you can gain more buy-in and support from the major stakeholders in bringing yoga and mindfulness to children.
  • See what’s possible by hearing from teachers in the field who have successfully brought yoga and mindfulness to their schools… ...that way, you can see what a school yoga program looks like in action and have the confidence to create your own!

Plus, There's BONUSES

If all that wasn’t enough… you will also receive the following bonuses valued at $1,000!:

#1. Yoga and Mindfulness 101 course (value: $150)

The first step in bringing yoga and mindfulness to your school or classroom really starts with YOU! In order to teach the basic skills, it’s important that you have a solid foundation and start your own practice. It doesn’t need to be elaborate or lengthy—just discover what works best for you and create some consistency. This video and interactive course walks you through the four steps to create or reignite your own yoga and mindfulness practice. 

#2: $100 credit to the Kids Yoga Stories store (value: $100)

Once you've devised your school yoga program, now you need some resources! We have you covered by gifting you $100 credit to use on any digital product within our store. Choose from hundreds of products and find the ones that work best for your students and the topics you wish to focus on. 

#3: Bonus Q&A Call (value: $100)

After diving in and creating your master plan for bringing yoga and mindfulness to your school, you may still have some lingering questions or need some additional guidance. This bonus call, offered one week after the final class, encourages you to put the finishing touches on your plan, hammer out any lingering issues, and get ready to introduce your plan to your school!



#4: Get Started Strong Guides & Templates
(value: $650)

In addition, you will receive several supplemental guides and resources that will help you on your journey to bring yoga and mindfulness to your school or classroom:

School Yoga Research Guide

If you need help selling the benefits of yoga and mindfulness to staff, administration, or parents, we’ve included the School Yoga Research Guide, which you can use and share. This guide provides the specific benefits and academic research that backs it up.

Get Buy-In from School Administration Guide

If you have struggled getting buy-in from your administration or suspect you’ll meet resistance when introducing a school or classroom yoga program, then Get Buy-In from School Administration Guide will help you successfully prepare to win over your school or district.

Tips for Managing Behaviors Guide

You know that behavior may be your biggest challenge to bringing yoga and mindfulness to your classroom—no worries! You will receive our Tips for Managing Behaviors Guide with tools, strategies, and ideas for dealing with students who have a difficult time staying still, spend more time acting out and talking than listening to the lesson, or insist on joking around and distracting others.

Tips to Engage Children Guide

If you already know that engaging children will be your biggest obstacle, then our Tips to Engage Children Guide will help you keep students’ attention and focus even when they think the lessons and exercises are funny and weird, tend to be distracted or distracting, or are worried what others may think of them.

Class Management: Top 20 Tips Guide

You might feel as though managing your classroom will prove challenging when introducing yoga and mindfulness to students—then be prepared with Class Management: Top 20 Tips Guide. We pulled together the top strategies and proven techniques from our community into a resource to help you feel confident managing students while introducing new concepts.  

Find Funding for School Yoga Programs Guide

If you find funding perplexing and don’t even know where to start, then we have you covered with Find Funding for School Yoga Programs Guide. We queried our community and compiled the top ideas and strategies for locating, requesting, and procuring funding for your school yoga program.

Sample School Yoga Grant Application

To make it super easy for you to apply for available grants, we’ve included a sample grant application that you can simply fill in and send out. This template takes the guesswork out of knowing what to include and how to make a successful grant request. 

School Yoga Program Template

If you’re feeling overwhelmed and can’t figure out how to pull everything together for your school yoga program, you will receive a template that will help you organize all the necessary details into one comprehensive document. Feel confident you have everything covered and planned within one handy document!

I'm Giselle, founder of Kids Yoga Stories... and I totally get it!

I know what it’s like to be a primary school teacher with limited time and loads of curriculum to teach in an engaging and effective manner. I’ve worked in academically rigorous schools that had limited interest in bringing new tools to help children calm, relax, and be more balanced. 

I also know what it’s like to be a mom balancing work and family with a perpetual to-do list and too many commitments to count (including PTO President. Yikes!).

My daughter is highly sensitive and has special needs. We have depended on a yoga lifestyle that offers self-regulation strategies that help us get through each day and will give her the tools that will last her a lifetime. As I’ve done with my own daughter, I make teaching yoga and mindfulness to children engaging, easy, and fun. 

I’ve spent the last ten years creating resources, workbooks, books, and guides for teachers, parents, and anyone wanting to bring yoga and mindfulness to children. 

I’m thrilled to finally bring you my biggest, most comprehensive offering yet and help you design your very own tailor-made school yoga program. I can’t wait to meet you and work together towards a common goal—helping children be active and healthy and to get the most out of life!


Is School Yoga Bootcamp Right for You?

Because of the nature of this working bootcamp and the high level of interaction, we have to limit the number of people who can attend. We encourage you to join us if you’re truly interested in participating and doing the work and have a sincere desire to bring the benefits of yoga and mindfulness to your school community.

WHO'S IT FOR:

School Yoga Bootcamp is a good fit if: 

  • You’re ready to create your own yoga program that specifically suits the needs of your school’s population. 
  • You’re looking for a “done-WITH-you” experience where you customize your own program.
  • You're a teacher, parent (via PTO/PTA), administrator, PE teacher, OT, PT, school counselor, recreation staff, social workers, kids yoga instructor, or a special education teacher.
  • You’re an open-minded, curious lifelong learner, and someone who “gets stuff done.”
  • You’re community-focused and looking to contribute to your school community.  

WHO'S IT NOT FOR:

School Yoga Bootcamp isn’t a good fit if: 

  • You want a day-by-day curriculum already written for you.
  • You’re looking for a “done-FOR-you” mass-produced, generic, already-created program.
  • You tend towards negativity or pessimism, are stuck in your ways, make excuses for yourself, or allow obstacles and limitations to hold you back. 

Here's what teachers have shared about
Kids Yoga Stories School Ambassador Program ...

Resources are a Great Fit

"Your resources are a great fit. I want the students to learn strength in their bodies and mind—and experience what it feels like to be calm. I can do this by providing tools, games, and techniques. I’m so excited to build a strong yoga program at my school!"

- Ally

Empowering Teachers

"My takeaway (from the KYS School Ambassador Program) is that we’re not doing the yoga activities “to” them, but rather we are participating in the activities “with” them. I also never thought of teaching mindfulness through sensory activities. I can see that empowering the teachers because they are probably already doing a lot of mindfulness activities without realizing it!"

- Veronica

Bringing Intentionality to What We Do

"My takeaway (from the KYS School Ambassador Program) is that I’m already doing all these yoga and mindfulness activities, but now I need to bring the intentionality behind what we do. It will help me be present with the children. I feel more confident going forward, and now I have a workable plan!"

- Melanie

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What the Schedule Looks Like!

This LIVE virtual exclusive get-it-done bootcamp was designed so that you walk away with a clear action plan to bring yoga and mindfulness to your school.

Each day has been thoughtfully structured to deliver content that addresses the concerns and challenges of teachers, parents, and school staff when bringing yoga and mindfulness to schools. We will provide proven strategies to overcome these obstacles. We also weave practices and exercises into each day so you get first-hand experience with movement, breathing exercises, and mindfulness. And the best part—we have plenty of time to roll up your sleeves each day and get your plan done!

Our intention is for you to walk away from this bootcamp with a well-thought-out, easy-to-implement classroom or school yoga plan that fits the needs of your school population. 

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Day 0: Wednesday, June 23rd
12:30pm - 2pm EST
Pre-Call Welcome

Welcome and introductions will be covered. We will also spend this time preparing for the next three weeks, getting to know one another, and setting expectations.

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Day 1: Wednesday, June 30th
9am - 3pm EST
Teach: Basics | Nuts & Bolts | Buy-In

This session will cover the basics of teaching yoga and mindfulness and why you want to bring yoga to your school. We will consider timing, scheduling, educational standards, space, supplies, and structure. We will discuss the constraints of bringing yoga to your school and brainstorm solutions to get buy-in from peers, administrators, teachers, and students.

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Day 2: Wednesday, July 7th
9am - 3pm EST
Behavior | Financial Backing |
Build Your Program

This session will cover the behavioral challenges that arise when teaching children mindfulness and yoga and which strategies can increase engagement, manage disruptions, and get buy-in. We will discuss a variety of methods to get financial backing for your school yoga program and brainstorm ideas that will make the most sense for you. We will also begin to dive into building your program.

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Day 3: Wednesday July 14th
9am - 3pm EST
Sample Plans | Guest Speaker | Review

In this session, we will review sample plans of other school programs and hear success stories from teachers who have had success introducing their programs. We will spend time refining our individual programs in small groups and do a final review and recap of the bootcamp.

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Day 4: Wednesday, July 21st
12:30pm - 2pm EST
BONUS Q&A Call

In this call, we will cover how to make your school program effective, including surveys, qualitative/quantitative research, case studies, and testimonials. You will learn the best techniques to ask parents, kids, teachers, and other school staff for this information. We will also address any lingering questions you and other participants might have before launching the program.  

Here's what teachers have said about
Kids Yoga Stories...

You Have a Life Long Customer

"Oh my gosh! You are amazing! Thank you so much. The kids have had such a good time so far with our new program and these will be wonderful to add. You have a life long customer!”

- Candace

I Absolutely Love This

"I struggle to explain it (yoga and mindfulness) and sometimes get push back as to what it is, what it represents.  
I cant wait to use this with the class I am in as well as, our school to explain it in a way that makes it an important part of everyone's day
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- Anna H.

Brilliant!


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I am reorganizing my curriculum to embrace more mindfulness and yoga for kids practice - your stories are brilliant and the cards wonderful. I thank you as an educator in the profession for over 40+ years. I have a bag of tricks - with favorite teacher resources and you are now among the most esteemed."

- Laura S.

Frequently Asked Questions

When and where is this bootcamp?

This is a virtual bootcamp. You will participate via Zoom from the comfort of your own home or office.

Dates are: 
Pre-Call: Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021, 12:30pm - 2pm EST
Bootcamp Day 1: Wednesday, June 30th, 2021, 9am - 3pm EST
Bootcamp Day 2: Wednesday, July 7th, 2021, 9am - 3pm EST
Bootcamp Day 3: Wednesday July 14th, 2021, 9am - 3pm EST
Bonus Q&A Call: Wednesday, July 21st, 2021, 12:30pm - 2pm EST

I don’t practice yoga and mindfulness myself. Will this be a problem?

Definitely not! We hear this all the time, and this concern is one of the main barriers for teachers to get started. Please don’t let this stop you from bringing the benefits of yoga and mindfulness to children.

In fact, we have created a bonus course, Yoga and Mindfulness 101, that will help you begin to explore and develop your own practice. And working on your own practice is baked into every bootcamp session! Each day, we will be doing movement, breathing, and energy exercises.

Is there an opportunity to speak to someone about the Bootcamp before I register?

Absolutely! Feel free to reach out to giselle @ kidsyogastories . com and our team will set you up with an exploratory call with Giselle. She will be able to answer any questions you might have and address any concerns.  

How will we connect?

We will be using Zoom for the bootcamp. Thankfully, over the last year, many people have used Zoom and are comfortable with this technology. If you have concerns, please reach out directly. We will be having a pre-call that will also work out any kinks people may have with getting logged in.

Are the sessions recorded?

Yes, each session will be recorded and the recording will be available within the private course area. Only those who are attending this bootcamp will have access to the recordings. We respect your need for privacy. If you prefer, you can choose not to be on camera during the bootcamp. Since the break-out rooms are not recorded you are welcome to turn your camera on to connect better with your breakout group.

I might have to miss a day. Will that be a problem?

We certainly understand that things come up. If you’re unable to make a day, you can watch the recorded session, do the assignments and homework, and catch up with us on the following session. You will still get everything you need even if you miss a session. 

Will there be breaks during the day?

Yes, of course. We have scheduled breaks throughout the day, including a lunch break, so you can grab a snack or beverage and use the restroom. 

Will you be offering this bootcamp again?

Yes, we plan to offer this bootcamp again. We do not have additional dates set for 2021 as of yet. Please keep an eye out for new dates if you’re unable to make this session.

What’s the refund and cancellation policy?

Given the nature of this bootcamp and the instant digital access to the bonuses, we will not be offering any refunds at this time.