• April 24–26, 2017
  • Monday–Wednesday: 2 nights

Yoga in the Schools Symposium (Conference Only)

Explore! Learn! Be Inspired!

Scholarship eligible.

Join educators, administrators, school counselors, and leaders in the yoga in the schools field at the 2017 Yoga in the Schools Symposium. Engaging and interactive sessions introduce the immediately usable what, why, and how of yoga in the schools. At this symposium, we

  • Explore the importance of the breath for managing behavior issues and fostering academic achievement
  • Learn how to use yoga as an effective vehicle for Social and Emotional Learning
  • Hear inspiring real-world stories of classroom and school-wide implementation of yoga.

Together we can empower young people and create thriving schools and communities.


Tuition Symposium only, $325; Preconference and symposium, $425
.

Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
None
Suitable For
Professionals
Program Theme
All Yoga
Schedule
YISS-171

Presenter(s)

Patricia L. Gerbarg, MD, assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at New York Medical College, is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and the Boston...

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Richard P. Brown, MD, associate professor of psychiatry at Columbia University and graduate of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, gives...

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Carla Tantillo Philibert is the founder of Mindful Practices, one of Chicago’s leading school wellness and social-emotional learning organizations.

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Iona M. Smith, MEd, CYT 500, is Program Leader for Kripalu Yoga in the Schools (KYIS) with the Institute for Extraordinary Living. She is also an R&R Retreat faculty member at Kripalu.

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Anne Desmond became a certified yoga teacher in 2001and has trained with Street Yoga, Little Flower Yoga, Vajra Yoga, and Mindful Schools.

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Lisa Flynn, E-RYT, RCYT, is the founder of ChildLight Yoga® and Yoga 4 Classrooms®, organizations that provide evidence-informed yoga and mindfulness education to children.

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Argos Gonzalez is a teacher, lecturer, and mindfulness and yoga instructor with a deep passion for empowering children and adolescents.

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Sat Bir S. Khalsa, PhD, is assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and the Research Director for the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health.

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Janna Delgado, E-RYT 500, a Kripalu faculty member and a teacher and curriculum developer for the Kripalu Yoga in the Schools program, is creator of the CD Moderate Kripalu Yoga.

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Catherine Cook-Cottone is a licensed psychologist, yoga teacher, and associate professor at SUNY Buffalo. Her research specializes in embodied self...

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Brian Hastings has been the principal of Conway Elementary School in Conway, New Hampshire, for 17 years, and holds a master’s degree in education administration and supervision.

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Lisa Fernandez has a unique understanding of the community she proudly serves as an elementary school principal at P.S. 119 in Brooklyn, New York.

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Erin Hurley, MEd, RYT, RCYT, is the Fairfax County Public Schools “School Counselor of the Year” and vice president of the Virginia School Counselor Association.

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Liz Slade is a classroom teacher in the Mamaroneck, New York public schools and an advocate for mindful teaching and social and emotional learning (SEL).

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Lara Veon, LCPC, E-RYT 200, is a holistic, body-inclusive psychotherapist in private practice in Chicago where she specializes in the treatment of trauma

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Martha and William Benedict are Breath-Body-Mind Level III certified teachers.

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William and Martha Benedict are Breath-Body-Mind Level III certified teachers.

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Sheila Katz is a Breath-Body-Mind Level III certified teacher and a member of the Chemung County Positive Breath Pilot Project.

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Jeffrey Bance is the coordinator of the Arts/Physical Education/Language department at Northside Charter High School in Brooklyn, New York.

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Marissa Lipovsky worked as a math teacher in the New York City schools for seven years before taking the Bent on Learning yoga training.

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Michael DeTuro, EdD, graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in child and family studies from Albright College.

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Melissa LaVigne, LMSW, is a licensed social worker, outpatient therapist, and yoga teacher for Yogis In Service.

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Lindsay Travers, MAEd, is an elementary school teacher and school-based literacy coach.

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Kevin Froner has been in the field of public education since 2003 when he left his job as a floor trader on the American Stock Exchange to teach social studies in the New York City public schools.

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Danielle Kutcher, MA, RYT, RCYT, is a fifth-grade teacher at Woodland School in New Jersey’s Monroe Township Public School District.

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Jen Nelson has been an educator in the Conway, New Hampshire, school district for the past 22 years, working with grade levels ranging from first grade to high school. She currently teaches first grade. Jen’s top priority is creating a classroom environment that is rich in respect and personal growth.

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