yogaschool

Why Children's Yoga Training?

Yoga has been shown to help children improve classroom performance and behavior, and can help with:

* Anxiety * ADD/ADHD * Anti-bullying * Asperger's Syndrome * Autism * Body Awareness * Concentration * Depression * Down's Syndrome * Eating Disorders * Focus * Sports-related Needs * Stress Relief * and MUCH MORE.

Help Your Kids Achieve More... Blissfully!

With so much stress in the school and cultural environment these days, children are more stressed than ever.  What if you could find a way to help your students actually do better, more easily, with less stress, improved focus, and a LOT of fun?

Welcome to Yoga in the Classroom!

Our specially-designed training program for educators teaches you an array of simple yoga postures and meditation techniques that are appropriate in the classroom and other professional settings.  You'll learn how to design short practices around creating calm, creating focus, and creating energy, with sample lesson plans and even practice teaching opportunities to hone your skills.

This program is open to anyone, and is invaluable for deepening and broadening the scope of your teaching and classroom management techniques.  Also great training for parents, recreation specialists, occupational therapists, and medical professionals to broaden your holistic and integrative approach.

Upcoming Course Dates, Locations & Details

Yoga in the Classroom is designed to be a versatile course with applications in a variety of settings.  It can be taken as a self-study course, in person or online training, or even held on-site at your location for your staff or community group.  Content can be customized to your professional application for on-site courses, e.g. medical/health care, recreation, etc.  Please inquire about how we can tailor this program to meet your needs.

Chicago

Weekday, Weekend & On-site Programs

NEXT DATES COMING SOON!

Contact us for details and check back often for upcoming public class schedule.

On-site programs for your organization can be scheduled at your convenience.

Dallas - Ft Worth

Weekend & On-Site Programs

NEXT DATES COMING SOON!

Contact us for details and check back often for upcoming public class schedule.

On-site programs for your organization can be scheduled at your convenience.

Online

Live Interactive Sessions, Downloadable Classes, Courses, and Audio Recordings

GET TRAINING AND CLASSES NOW!

Access online sessions for family and kids, request a private or group session with a live teacher, download training programs, curricula, meditations, and more!  Available 24/7 365 days a year on demand - when you want, where you want.  Visit the online studio now >

 

Samadhi KIDS Lead Trainers:

 

KRISTI McDONALD

Kristi McDonald, E-RYT 200 & Registered Children's Yoga Specialist with Yoga Alliance, is the Director of Samadhi Kids and creator of the Indigo Project Children's Yoga Specialty Teacher Training Program.

Ms. McDonald holds a Master's Degree in Education, and is an elementary school coordinator, Reiki practitioner, and licensed Massage Therapist. She is a graduate from The University of Texas at Tyler, Corepower Yoga Teacher Training, and Collinson Massage School.

Ms. McDonald is passionate about helping children and families navigate today’s stressful and ever-changing environments by imparting evidence-based skills from her unique expertise in this wide variety of disciplines. She has also been involved in creating audio practices for children on two digital albums, “The Indigo Project: Meditations for Children” and “HappyThoughts: Positive Practices for Children." Her goal is to build and inspire community well-being by focusing on the health and happiness of the family and child, sharing the teachings of yoga, meditation, and other healing practices.

Ms. McDonald currently offers an array of continuing education and online programs via Samadhi Kids and The Indigo Project trainings and retreats, including convenient online courses and resources.

SAMADHI Donna Witters BANKS

"Samadhi" Donna Witters Banks, E-RYT 500, YACEP, IKYTA, is the founder of Studio Samadhi.

She has been dedicated to yoga and meditation for over 15 years, with well over 2000 hours of teaching experience, in addition to over 10 years teaching other forms of fitness and wellness in her earlier experience. Her personal practice and dynamic teaching style are rooted in her study of Kundalini and Ashtanga yoga, as well as the meditation techniques of Buddhism and the Raj Yoga tradition of Brahma Kumaris.

She is a Radiant Child (RCYP) Level III children’s Kundalini yoga teacher, and has worked with children from preschool to high school for many years in a variety of school and community settings.  She applies energetic principles and chakra theory to this work, as a way to understand the pure state of spirit that children possess as they come into the world, and how to sustain that true nature through the earthly lifetime progression and childhood to adulthood maturation process.  As a Reiki Master Teacher, she also teaches energy work and has a passion for our natural potential for health and well-being, regularly mentoring others.

Her integrated approach to energetic awareness and holistic wellness has been effective and inspiring for students in her group classes, Teacher Training, In-Depth Personal Yoga Studies program, and private sessions, and in her own recovery from colon cancer. She also uses her lifelong background as an artist and passion for decorating to co-create calming, serene interior spaces for her private clients.

Mrs. Banks embraces yoga as a lifetime journey of self-discovery, consciousness, and evolution.

How Can We Help?

We are happy to chat about any questions or considerations you may have, and can lend our experience to help guide you.