Librarian Training

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Librarian Training

Develop your staff and in-house programs with a training on Yoga Story Time, Advanced Yoga Storytelling, Literacy Through Movement and Mindfulness, Mindfulness for Focused Reading, Visualization, Empowerment Through Breathing.

Many librarians today have the educational background and personal experience to support sustainable and engaging programs. Why pay someone else when your librarian already has a trusted relationship with your community? These training opportunities can also stimulate creative thinking around existing programs, growing the associated engagement and benefit.

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Workshops

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Workshops

Host an interactive educational workshop at your library, covering recent research and take-home tools for families of all types. These are most often in power-point form and also include gentle chair-based movement and breathing.

Topics include:

  • Mindfulness for Concentration & Comprehension
  • Mental Wellness
  • From Chaos to Calm
  • Confidence and Vision
  • Energy Countdown Tools for Parents with young children
  • Emotional Expression
  • Communication for Parents and Teens

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Library Events

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Library Events

Drive attendance, add fun or introduce yoga to children and families during your library’s special events.  Outdoors or indoors, these are usually longer play-based sessions that last for approximately two hours. Thematic sessions are tailored to your event, your clientele, your location and the season.  Special event fun is geared to be accessible to all ages from child to grandparent.

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Yoga Story Time

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Yoga Story Time

Yoga Story Time sessions can be designed for families and children through age 8 or solid readers and teens.

For families and children through age 8:

For young children, yoga storytime is centered around a children’s picture book, with movement, music and activities to enhance the theme.  These classes can accommodate up to 50 participants in a large community room.

For children 9-12:

For solid readers, creative yoga time promotes literacy with movement-based yoga stories and literature-inspired mindfulness. These classes offer children the opportunity to become engaged in written and spoken word, while increasing balance, coordination, flexibility, self-regulation and more. Creative yoga time includes poetry study, creative writing technique, and the study of folk tales and classics. The interactive, movement-based class style is ideal for experiential, tactile, kinesthetic learners. Classes often appeal to book lovers and book avoiders, alike.

For young people 13-18:

Tweens and teens develop literary awareness, vocabulary, writing skill, and content analysis, through movement-based games and activities designed to promote self-study, mindful attention and stress reduction.  Expression and acknowledgment of emotions is encouraged through literary example.

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Classes & Programs

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Classes & Programs

Let us bring yoga to your school or classroom. Yoga, songs, games, yoga, storytelling, breathwork, mindfulness activities, group and partner activities are just the beginning.

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Class & Program Descriptions

Before and after-school programs are available at all grade levels and for mixed ages, with or without a theme.  These programs may be sponsored by the administration, a community non-profit, or the PTA/PTO. Programs are usually 6-12 weeks, although one-time and full-year programs are also available.

Some popular themes include:

  • Yummy Yoga
  • Yoga and Biology
  • Yoga and Running
  • Outdoor Yoga
  • AcroYoga
  • Yoga and Community Service
  • Mindful Me
  • Mindful Eating
  • Knowing My Senses
  • My Wonderful Self…and more!

Assemblies include yoga stories, musical yoga, breathwork and mindfulness activities, relaxation exercises, and interactive demos.  These work best with a sound system, stage or gymnasium. For assemblies, we often partner with local musicians, and we recommend isolating age groups such as K-2 and 3-5.   

Research shows that meetings are more efficient and effective when participants are present, relaxed and focused.  Research also shows that 10 minutes of guided mindfulness can help create these changes in mindset and physicality.  We will come in to start your meetings with chair yoga, centering, or mindfulness, geared toward increasing your communication and productivity.  We tailor our approach to the school. We also lead team-building for an entire meeting, with creative activities for finding calm and connection in any setting.  Our goal is to inspire educators through the experience so that they want to share a similar experience with children in their classroom.

“The yoga class Courtney leads is the most beautiful piece of teaching I have ever seen.  She is so present, so filled with love, so playful, so willing to let each child be where he or she is at.  She is a joy to watch.” 

Mother of a student

“My children used to take Little Buddhas classes. Now I have my own daily practice each morning, which is truly transformative.”
Kartik, parent

“I am so grateful that my daughter has yoga with Diane each week.  She comes home and teaches [my partner and I] how to stay calm. She says we need to practice breathing.” 
Mia’s mom

“After a series of mindfulness sessions with Little Buddhas, my seven-year-old child with high functioning autism observed his 4-year-old brother having a tantrum, and he said to me, ‘He needs to go learn some yoga exercises.’”</span

Parent

Ithaca, New York

Contact Diane Hamilton for activities in Ithaca NY. Reach Diane at [email protected] or visit our contact page.

Arcata, California

Contact Courtney Schroeder for activities in Arcata, CA. Reach Courtney at [email protected] or visit our contact page.