with Carla Tantillo
Learn innovative and kid-friendly relaxation, breathing and yoga strategies ideal for both the home and classroom setting. This session is highly interactive and engages participants through experiential learning, reflection and collaboration. By analyzing what structural pieces, rules and expectations are consistent to our kid-friendly space, we can effectively implement relaxation, breathing and yoga tools that have a positive impact on the children we serve.
Workshop objectives: At the end of this workshop, participants will have tools to empower children to use relaxation and yoga strategies to cool down, make more positive behavioral choices and focus on learning. At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to create an authentic and meaningful relaxation, breathing and yoga practice for students. At the end of this workshop, participants will collaborate to create a sustainable, authentic and proactive implementation plan based on the session’s activities.
Carla Tantillo is the author of the book Cooling Down Your Classroom and Student Wellness in 8-10 Minutes Each Day. She is also an international presenter, consultant, teacher, yogi and dog lover. She is the founder of Mindful Practices, has a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction, and is a certified yoga teacher. Carla was a founding teacher and curriculum director of a high-poverty school in Chicago and has taught English, social studies, and drama at both the secondary and elementary levels. She has worked with more than 100+ schools to help bring yoga to their student and teacher populations. She is the co-creator of Hip-Hop Yoga and provides professional development to schools across the country. Carla is dedicated to putting wellness strategies into the hands of students and teachers everywhere. Her mantra is “Relaxed teachers teach better. Relaxed students learn better.”