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Yoga & Mindfulness Tools for the Classroom: Increase Engagement and Focus, Decrease Anxiety and Dysregulation, Support Academic Success

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Argos Gonzalez, M.Ed.
6 Hours 33 Minutes
Audio and Video
Dec 01, 2016
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Imagine your classroom full of calm, yet alert and engaged students with strong self-awareness, and the capacity to navigate challenging and stressful situations thoughtfully and confidently!

In this seminar, I will share with you yoga and mindfulness-based tools to develop the inner resilience students need to navigate physical, mental and emotional stress, and overcome barriers to learning. I will show you how to bring these practices to your school in a simple and effective way. Yoga and mindfulness may help make your students’ lives healthier, and increase their capacity to learn effectively, handle distraction, manage challenging emotions, self-regulate behavior, and achieve personal and academic success!

This seminar balances practical activities with theory to be taught in the classroom without mats and prior yoga or mindfulness experience.

  • Share simple, powerful 1-5 minute yoga and mindfulness practices in your classroom
  • Learn how yoga and mindfulness impact a child’s brain, and how you can harness this knowledge to help your students thrive
  • Explore strategies for increasing focus and reducing anxiety during test-prep and testing
  • Discover ways to improve classroom climate, maximize the potential of transitions, and minimize dysregulation and disruption
  • Mindfulness practices to support your own capacity for skillful action during challenging student behavior



This online program is worth 6.5 hours CPD.



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Argos Gonzalez, M.Ed., is a teacher, lecturer, and mindfulness and yoga instructor.  He has 13 years of experience teaching high school in the Bronx and teaches pre-service and in-service teachers at Hunter College School of Education in NY.  Argos is certified through both Mindful Schools and Little Flower Yoga (LFY), and currently serves as the director of professional development for The School Yoga Project, a program of LFY. Argos was a contributing editor to Best Practices for Yoga in Schools (YSC-Omega, 2015) and his work has been featured in national media including NPR and The Atlantic. He is also the co-author of the Yoga and Mindfulness Practices for Teens Card Deck (PESI, 2017). As a frequent speaker at conferences including the Kripalu Yoga in Schools Symposium, Bridging the Hearts and Minds of Youth, the Omega Mindfulness in Education Conference, and the Yoga Service Conference, Argos is an important member of the yoga in schools community and a trusted expert with a foot in both the yoga/mindfulness and education worlds. His deep passion for empowering children and adolescents, and supporting other education professionals to do the same, is clearly evident in all aspects of his work.


Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Argos Gonzalez is an adjunct lecturer with Hunter College C.U.N.Y.  He is a speaker for Mindful Schools and receives compensation.  Mr. Gonzalez receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Argos Gonzalez has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


  1. Recognize the relationship between brain, nervous system, and body, and how yoga and mindfulness can support learning
  2. Implement yoga and mindfulness activities in the classroom safely and effectively
  3. Implement practices that reduce student anxiety
  4. Maximize focused engagement in students and teach them to manage distractions
  5. Support capacity for self-awareness and self-regulation
  6. Improve classroom climate and gain tools for navigating challenging behavior


Yoga and Mindfulness Support Learning

  • The Brain-Body-Nervous System Relationship
  • Cultivating Student’s Inner Resources of Body, Breath and Mind
  • The Five Elements of Yoga and Mindfulness
    • Connect: Increase Present-Moment Awareness of Self, Others and the Environment
    • Breathe: Stabilize Energy and Emotions, Regulate Nervous System
    • Move: Increase Engagement and Boost Brain Activity
    • Focus: Manage Distractions, Increase Focus and Attention Capacity
    • Relax: Calm the Nervous System and Improve Energy and Classroom Climate

Ready to Learn: Set the Stage for Success

  • Enhance Your Classroom Climate
  • Create Mindfulness-Based Routines
  • Manage and Maximize Transitions

Transform Classroom Challenges into Opportunities

  • Navigate Student Anxiety, Stress and Overwhelm in the Classroom
  • Increase Energy and Engagement through Movement and Breathwork
  • Prepare for Testing and Learn
  • Test-Taking Strategies
  • Manage Distractions and Strengthen Focus through Movement and Mindfulness Practices

Create a Mindful School Culture

  • Mindfully (and Effectively) Respond to Challenging Behavior
  • Accessibility, Inclusivity, and Secularism in School-Based Yoga
  • Reflective Teaching: Become a Mindful Educator
  • Reduce Teacher Stress, Avoid Burnout, and Minimize Secondary Trauma

Target Audience

Counselors, Teachers/Educators, Nurses, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists/Physical Therapist Assistants, Social Workers, Speech-Language Pathologists, and other Mental Health Professionals



Overall:      4.8

Total Reviews: 4

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