Friday September 30th: Kick off the conference weekend by networking with kids yoga leaders and fellow conference attendees. We’ll start with a yoga class taught by local favorite Jess Purtell AND LIVE music by Wah! Then FOOD, NETWORKING, and the NKYC Service AWARD presentation. We have lots of fun planned… henna and massages just to name a few!
Saturday October 1st: We have some amazing keynote speakers planned, including Molly Barker (Girls on the Run), John Ratey and the incredible Sonima Foundation. Choose from 5 different tracks of breakout sessions: Tools, Schools, Business, Research and the new Master Class track where you can take a class from top kids yoga teachers! All followed by an evening yoga class and presentation of “Fly By Light”, the movie with Hawah.
Sunday October 2nd: Discuss, digest and put it all together when you thoughtfully engage in panel discussions, round-mat sessions for each track, and 3 hour deep dive intensives sessions.
See below for the breakout sessions that you may register for (session descriptions):
|Saturday Sessions||Tools||School||Business||Research||Master Class|
|Session 1||Yoga Games Galore - Donna Freeman||Weaving trauma informed yoga and mindfulness into the classroom - Chloe Kingery, Chelsea Hylton||District Wide Mindfulness and Movement Implementation: Strategies for Success and Sustainability - Kathy Flaminio, Lynn Hernandez||The Embodied Yoga Teacher: A Step-by-Step Guide to Positive Embodiment and Self-regulation within Yourself and Your Classroom - Catherine Cook-Cottone, Kelli Love||Master Class with Don Wenig of Yoga Kids|
|Session 2||Boost the Brain through Yoga and Breath - Jyoti Bajaj||Teaching Yoga In Schools-the balance of Secular & Sacred (and Silly!) - Cheryl Crawford, Debby Kaminski, Darleen Gearhart||Sustainable Lesson Plan Series for Kids Yoga Classes - Kim Spires, Lisa Warren||The "Right" Side of the Tracks: Yoga, Social-Emotional Learning and Mindfulness Tools to Empower Today's Youth- Carla Tantillo Philibert, Stefanie Piatkiewicz||Master Class with Bari Koral of Yogapalooza|
|Session 3||Developing Well-Being: a Kosha-based approach to tween education integrating yoga and the arts - Suzie Carmack, Alexis Hartwick||Tools for Teens: What Students Need in School-Based Yoga - Kristen Lalka and Bent on Learning Teens||A Call for Collaboration: Moving from a “Me” to “We” Mentality - Checka Antifonario, Christyn Schroeder, Elizabeth Goranson||Holding a Bigger Picture of Health – An Introduction to Inherited Family Trauma- Leah Kalish||Master Class with Jodi Komitor of Next Generation Yoga|
|Session 4||Get the Calm On… 27 Meditations for Children & Teens - Dee Marie and Gina Kane||Classroom Friendly Yoga: Teaching Mindful Movement In Tight Spaces - Jennifer Mueller||Nurture Your Inner-Child--a time to practice what we teach- Rachel Glowacki, Sarah Henderson||Yoga in Schools: Case Study Review with Andrea Hyde, Ph.D.||Master Class with Abby Wills of Shanti Generation|
|Session 5||If They’re Singing They’re Breathing: Music, Language Development and The Brain- Craig Hanauer||Quiet the Mind, Spark Creativity- Lisa Danahy, Meghan Lally||Product Development 101 - Lisa Flynn, Leah Kalish||Yoga Promotes Social Interaction among Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders- Louise Goldberg||Master Class with Sonia Sumar of Yoga for the Special Child|
|Sunday Sessions||Tools||School||Business||Research||Master Class|
|Roundmat Discussion||Tools Roundmat Discussion "Keeping It Real: Yoga Work with Communities of Color" - Keval Kaur Khalsa, Sarah Pederson, Kenneth Strickland, Sherita Young||School Roundmat Discussion "Anticipating and Overcoming Common Obstacles in Kids & Teen Yoga Classes"- Allison Morgan, Gail Silver, Tawanna Kane, Traci Childress||Business Roundmat Discussion ,"Best Practices for Yoga Biz"- Pleasance Silicki, Lisa Flynn, Jodi Komitor, Shari Vilchez-Blatt||Research Roundmat Discussion - Andria Shook||Master Class with Kira Willey: Music, Movement & Mindfulness for Kids|
|Intensive (3 hour session)||Nurturing the Next Generation of Peacemakers: Diversity & Equity in the Yoga Classroom - Abby Wills||Connection: Partner and Group Poses for Kids of All Ages- Shari Vilchez-Blatt||Advanced Business Planning for a Sustainable Kids Yoga Business - Claire Matthews, Aruna Kathy Humphrys||The adolescent brain on yoga - a scientific and hands on look at yoga in schools- Iona Smith, Natalie Trent||90 min. w/Krishna Kaur Khalsa of Y.O.G.A for Youth + 90 min. Master Class w/Shakta Khalsa of Radiant Child Yoga +|