Yoga and Meditation for Educators: be a Great Teacher, be your Best Self - Florence

Rating: 4/55 users

This course aims to familiarize educators with Yoga practice as a powerful tool for handling stress, improving their teaching skills and increasing their physical, mental and emotional health. While it is suitable for absolute beginners, it is also meant to be enjoyable for those who have been already taking yoga basics/ low intermediate classes.

By experiencing different yoga styles and thus several poses, breathing and meditation techniques, throughout the course participants will learn how these practices can enhance their ability to maintain a favorable climate in their school community and support resilience in and out of the classroom. Teachers will be also provided with the latest scientific evidence about the benefits of Mind-body interventions, especially in school environments.
Finally, a part of the course will be dedicated to the best practises to introduce children and teens to yoga and meditation techniques.


Course Learning Outcomes:

- Prevent the effects of stress in educators and develop healthy strategies of dealing with the daily work demand

- Foster participants ability to relax.

- Learn the best practices to improve student’s emotional balance,through practical and experiential activities which can be adapted to any classroom.

- Favor students’ search for self-awareness and identity and thus to promote changes in brain areas associated with attention and decision-making.

- Learn about recent research findings in Education.


2 Guided city tours and 1 full day cultural excursion in Tuscany will also be part of the programme.

Course organiser
Europass Teacher Academy
Location
Florence / Firenze, Italy


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Upcoming sessions

17.02.2020 > 22.02.2020 (ID: 92722, Confirmed))
09.03.2020 > 14.03.2020 (ID: 92721, Confirmed))
30.03.2020 > 04.04.2020 (ID: 110388)
13.04.2020 > 18.04.2020 (ID: 92720, Confirmed))
18.05.2020 > 23.05.2020 (ID: 92727, Confirmed))
08.06.2020 > 13.06.2020 (ID: 92726, Confirmed))
29.06.2020 > 04.07.2020 (ID: 110390)
20.07.2020 > 25.07.2020 (ID: 92725)
17.08.2020 > 22.08.2020 (ID: 92724)
31.08.2020 > 05.09.2020 (ID: 110389)
21.09.2020 > 26.09.2020 (ID: 92731)
19.10.2020 > 24.10.2020 (ID: 92730)
16.11.2020 > 21.11.2020 (ID: 92729)
30.11.2020 > 05.12.2020 (ID: 110391)

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Attended 13.01.2020 - 18.01.2020

An extremely helpful and informative course, especially for its conjunction with practical practice. Barbara is an extraordinary professional and pleasant to learn from. The training was very well organized and high quality material such as videos, articles and extra practical examples were provided. The course and material are already helping me on my job motivation, performance and satisfaction. Thank you again for the great job, Europass team!

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Thanks again for your feedback, Vanessa! We hope to see you again!

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Replied by Europass Teacher Academy on 24.01.2020 16:43
Attended 11.11.2019 - 16.11.2019

Great course. Great teachers.

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Thank you for your comment, Nuno! See you soon!

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Replied by Europass Teacher Academy on 17.12.2019 10:42
Attended 10.06.2019 - 15.06.2019

The course familiarised me with several yoga styles and meditation techniques including theoretical aspects. The number of practices was just right and the practices were well rhythmed with theory. Daily personal reflections were part of the course, which I found very insightful. The teacher, Barbara, created a lovely atmosphere into the group and she guided the yoga and meditation practices skillfully. The course gave me tools to prevent stress and to improve my well-being at work. I highly recommend the course for educational professionals and school managers.

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Attended 15.04.2019 - 20.04.2019

Bella Vita, Yoga, Meditazione e Consapevolezza a Firenze! Mit vielen neuen Ideen, Erfahrungen und Wissen bin ich vom Kurs «Yoga and Meditation for Educators: Be a Great Teacher, Be Your Best Self» zurückgekehrt. Zusammen mit sieben Frauen aus Deutschland, Irland, Frankreich und Finnland sowie unserer Kursleiterin Barbara Livolsi durfte ich eine sehr interessante und achtsame Woche in Florenz verbringen. Neben der körperlichen Praxis von Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra und Asthanga Vinyasa Yoga kamen auch verschiedene Arten der Meditation und die für mich sehr hilfreichen Atemübungen nicht zu kurz. Diskussionen mit den Teilnehmerinnen und die Theorie-Inputs zeigten mir die grosse Bedeutung des Atems sowie die negativen Effekte von Stress in unserem Leben. Sehr spannend war für mich, mein Wissen über Yoga und dessen Ursprung zu erweitern. Eine weitere Erkenntnis, die ich aus Florenz mitgenommen habe: Viele Schüler/innen, aber auch Lehrpersonen kämpfen mit denselben Problemen – hohe Erwartungen und Druck, innere Unruhe, Konzentrations- und Lernschwierigkeiten, «feeling disconnected in an overly connected world». Yoga und auch ganz einfache Übungen können uns und den Kindern im Alltag helfen, ruhiger und achtsamer zu werden, Stress zu bewältigen und uns wieder mit uns selbst zu verbinden. Dank meines Erasmus-Aufenthalts habe ich nun das Werkzeug, meinen Unterricht achtsam zu gestalten und den Schulalltag zu verbessern. Fun Fact zum Schluss meines Berichts: Das Wort Yoga stammt aus dem Altindischen «yōga-ḥ» und bedeutet eigentlich «Verbindung». Vielen Dank für eine tolle Zeit im wunderschönen Florenz!

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Attended 15.04.2019 - 20.04.2019

We had a pleasant time during a week : We had a full week with YOGA practice and we share our teacning experiences in school. We first tried to define the different problems we had in school : the children are missing concentration, they are sleepy because of the social medias and video game at home. We tried to experience mindfulness and to see how yoga and meditation could help children to maintain a favourable climate in school to learn and improve their wellbeing. It was a very nice experience to share and to discuss of the different problems with european teachers. The EUROPASS had prepared a booklet before the course and we came back at school with many tools. I am very happy and I thank Barbara and Georginia for their professional assistance.

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