FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Director of Communications
SCHOOL, Inc. Announces Online SCHOOL Kids Yoga & Mindfulness Training
Available to Educators Across the Country
PASADENA, Calif. – July 10, 2017 – 501(c)(3) Smiling Calm Hearts Open Our Learning, Inc. (SCHOOL, Inc.), a charitable organization focusing on supporting its secular yoga and mindfulness curriculum at Title 1 public schools, is excited to announce its signature online SCHOOL Kids Yoga & Mindfulness Training course now available to teachers in New York City Department of Education, the largest school district in the country.
SCHOOL, Inc. offers a comprehensive training program to educators and has worked diligently in establishing presence in communities across the country. In May 2017 SCHOOL, Inc. joined Teach n’ Kids learn (TKL) – an entity that offers online professional development courses that are reviewed and approved by state and local education boards for comprehensiveness and education relevance for teachers. Currently, over 250 NYC educators have taken the online SCHOOL Kids Yoga Training. Teachers in Michigan and Ohio School Districts have also taken the online professional development course.
In March 2018, the online SCHOOL Kids Yoga course was approved by the LAUSD Salary Point Committee. LAUSD had approved the in-person course in November 2013. With the course now available to LAUSD educators both in-person and online, SCHOOL, Inc. is positioned to further expand awareness across the second largest school district (LAUSD) and within additional districts across the country.
The SCHOOL Kids Yoga & Mindfulness Training is based on expertise from SCHOOL, Inc. CEO Kelly Wood who has adapted the contemplative practice of yoga, meditation and mindfulness to meet academic standards. The content of the program whether online or in-person includes: videos, discussion questions, activities and writing reflections. Completion of the course takes a minimum of eight weeks and prepares educators to better serve students - giving students the tools to positively self-direct and collaborate within a group learning environment.
Registration for the Online SCHOOL Kids Yoga & Mindfulness Training is open now through application and approval on the training page of the SCHOOL, Inc. website. It is recommended to begin this self-paced course as early in the school year as possible. To learn more please visit: https://school-yoga.org/training/.
To learn more about Teach n’ Kids Learn, visit: https://teachnkidslearn.com/
About SCHOOL, Inc.:
Established in 2012, Smiling Calm Hearts Open Our Learning, Inc. (SCHOOL, Inc.) is an IRS approved 501(c)(3) charitable organization with a mission to help public schools, especially Title 1 communities, create focused, harmonious classrooms where learning and positive relationships flourish. The SCHOOL Kids Yoga & Mindfulness Program is an adapted mindfulness curriculum that addresses the comprehensive health of students and teachers by enhancing physical, mental, emotional, and social well-being. Collaborative attitudes and character development are nurtured through the program to support academic success. SCHOOL, Inc. provides professional development for educators in school districts including Los Angeles Unified, Pasadena Unified, New York City of Education and more.
For more information, visit www.school-yoga.org.