Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre

Inspiring & Promoting Excellence in Child Care & Early Learning

ONLINE Yoga and Mindfulness for Self Regulation

Thursday June 3, 2020    Time: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm       1.5 hours

A 2-hour certificate will be emailed to participants after all sessions are completed. 

  • Registration for workshops and courses is online only.

  • Self reflection resources/materials will be emailed to participants before the workshop.

  • Participants can explore/read these before, between and/or after the workshop, as instructed by the facilitator.

  • This will count for an additional .5 hour of independent learning on your certificate.

  • The workshop will take place via Zoom. A link will be emailed to you a day before the workshop. 

  • Login in to each session by simply clicking the link 10-15 minutes before start time. 

  • For faster access you can download Zoom for free at zoom.us/signup.

Join Jennie for this interactive and hands-on workshop offering ways to easily integrate yoga and mindfulness for children into the classroom and daycare setting. Children's Yoga helps to develop essential tools such as self-regulation and a stronger mind-body connection, and introduces skills that help children to find a sense of inner calm. These yoga and mindfulness tools are gifts that can transform the lives of the children that receive them. Each participant will receive the Harmony Kids Yoga Guide for Educators with exercises and applications for classroom/daycare use. 

Bring a yoga mat or a towel, a water bottle and wear comfortable clothes.


  • Discuss what to expect when introducing Yoga and Mindfulness to children of all ages.

  • Explore how to safely lead breathing and movement in engaging age appropriate ways for children of all abilities and ages.

  • Learn how to lead guided relaxation for stress relief, anger management and to reduce anxiety and bring happiness to children.

  • Discover how to incorporate yoga and mindfulness into the day for greater connection and improved health and well being of students and teachers

Suitable for students, novice, intermediate and experienced early care and learning professionals working with preschool (3-5 years of age) to school age children, including children with extra support needs.

Facilitator: Jennie Abbot. Jennie is the founder and director of Harmony Kids Yoga, bringing yoga and mindfulness to over ten thousand children to date, between the ages of 1 to 18 years in Lower Mainland public schools, preschools, and daycares, as well as weekly group classes, private sessions for children with special needs and teacher workshops. Jennie is a Registered Yoga Teacher (CYA-RYT200), Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher (CYA-CYT ), and is trained in Color Me Yoga for Children, Rainbow Kids Yoga for Children, Trauma Informed Yoga for Children and Youth and offers 95 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher Training through the International Yoga Alliance.

  1. Requests for cancellations must be received at least 3 business days prior to the workshop / course date to get a refund, minus any Administration Fees.
  2. All refunds are subject to a $10 Administration Fee, except for workshops / courses that are $100 or more, which have a $25 Administration Fee.
  3. No monies will be refunded or credits offered once the workshop / course starts, or if it’s missed.
  4. Westcoast may cancel a workshop / course at any time. Registrants will be notified and receive a full refund.
  5. If a class is missed registrants forfeit their fee and there will be no refund or credit.

By registering for a workshop / course participants declare they have read, understood and agree with these policies.

  1. It is the participants’ responsibility to read the workshop/course description and objectives and make sure the training selected is suitable for their learning needs.
  2. Only Vancouver CCRR Registered LNRs or Vancouver Licensed Family Child Care Providers qualify to pay the FCC Fee and will need the Promo Code received by email to register. Use the promo code when registering, as no fee adjustments can be made after registration is confirmed. The Promo Code is not applicable for courses which are $100 or more.
  3. Participants must be 19 years of age at the time of registration.
  4. The equivalent of Grade 8 high-school English understanding, written and oral skills are necessary to actively participate in class.
  5. Participants must stay for the full workshop/course to receive a certificate.
  6. Doors close 15 minutes after start time in respect to the presenter and participants.
  7. We are unable to accommodate children during workshop/course time. Please make childcare arrangements.
  8. Payment must be made at the time of registration to confirm a seat.
  9. Receipts and handouts (if any) are always sent by email.
  10. There is a $15 charge to reprint a certificate or receipt for up to 1 year from the workshop / course date.
  11. Everyone in the class must abide by the Classroom Code of Conduct.
  12. These are non-credit workshops / courses, meaning they cannot be applied towards the completion of a university or college certificate, diploma or degree.
  13. If you have questions about a certificate being accepted by the ECE Registry, please contact them at 1-888-338-6622 or look on their website here: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/education-training/early-learning/teach/training-and-professional-development/become-an-early-childhood-educator/renew-maintain-ece-certification

By registering for a workshop/course participants declare they have read, understood and agree with these policies.

We are all guests in the training room. In an effort to maintain a safe and welcoming environment, we ask that we follow these guidelines:

  1. Respect people’s choices, experiences and feelings.
  2. One person speaks at a time.
  3. Participate actively by including your voice and make space for other voices to be heard.
  4. Respect confidentiality, what is said in the group, stays in the group. Speak in private with the instructor if necessary.
  5. Assume the best intent. This is a space to learn and sometimes that means making mistakes.
  6. Take care of yourself, whatever that may look like.
  7. Mute your microphone to reduce background noise and unmute it for group discussions, to comment or ask questions.

By registering for a workshop / course participants declare they have read, understood and agree with these policies.

By registering for a workshop / course participants declare they have read, understood and agree with all policies.

In keeping with our eco-conscious goal of reducing paper use, handouts, resources and certificates will be sent by email. In this way, participants will have a resource that can be saved and viewed across various devices, shared and printed anytime.

We may take some photographs (including a Zoom group picture) during workshops/courses with the purpose of promoting our training. By registering you consent to allow us or others attending to take your photograph. If it’s okay with the facilitator, you may photograph materials, slides, books, etc., but not film the workshop.

Early Childhood Educators (ECEs) require a minimum of 40 hours of professional development to renew a certificate to practice. Select topics you would like to expand on or that you’re passionate about.

Registered Family Child Care Providers (RLNR) are required to complete at least 4 hours of professional development before their annual renewal date.


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Event Info

Date: Jun 3, 2020, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Duration: 2 Hours
Fee: $35
FCC Fee: $20

Contact Info

Professional Development Team
Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre
604-709-5661 EXT 221

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