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Yoga in the Schools Symposium


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Research Summit (Pre-Conference event)

Monday, February 16

2:15 pmCheck-in begins; rooms are ready by 4:00 pm
4:15–5:45 pmKripalu Yoga classes (optional)
5:30–7:00 pmDinner
7:30–9:00 pm Research Summit opening session
 

Tuesday, February 17

6:30–7:45 amKripalu Yoga classes (optional)
7:30–8:30 amBreakfast
9:00–12:00 pmResearch Summit session
11:30 am–1:30 pm Lunch
1:30–4:00 pmResearch Summit session
 

Yoga in the Schools Symposium Schedule

Tuesday, February 17

2:15 pmCheck-in begins; rooms are ready by 4:00 pm
4:15–5:45 pm Kripalu Yoga classes (optional)
5:30–7:00 pmDinner
7:30–9:15 pm Opening program session
  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Keynote by John J. Ratey “Movement and the Brain”

Wednesday, February 18

6:30–7:45 amKripalu Yoga classes (optional)
7:00–8:30 amBreakfast
8:30–9:45 amProgram session
  • Keynote by Sat Bir S. Khalsa “Yoga in Education and Schools: Science, Rationale, and Research Evidence”
10:15–11:30 am Program sessions (choice of three concurrent sessions)
  • Caution—In Some Communities Yoga is a Four Letter Word!
  • One Breath at a Time: Bringing Yoga and Social-Emotional Learning to Chicago’s Students
  • Studying Yoga in Schools: Education Professionals, Program Developers, and Researchers Share Stories from the Field, Best Practices, and Answer Your Questions
11:30 am–1:30 pmLunch
1:00–2:15 pm Program sessions (choice of three concurrent sessions)
  • District-Wide Yoga Programs: Focus on Professional Development for Health and Physical Education Teachers
  • Yoga for Middle School: Mind, Body, Focus, and Fun
  • It Takes A Village: Respecting Race, Class, and Culture Through Conscious Collaboration
2:30–3:45 pm Program sessions (choice of three concurrent sessions)
  • Healing from the Inside Out: Wisdom to Navigate School Mind-Body Interventions
  • The Story of Girls Prep Bronx Elementary, A School Wide Yoga Program
  • The State of Yoga in the Schools Research
4:15–5:45 pmKripalu Yoga classes (optional)
5:30–7:00 pmDinner
7:30–9:00 pm Evening program session
 

Thursday, February 19

6:30–7:45 amKripalu Yoga classes (optional)
7:00–8:30 amBreakfast
8:30–11:45 amClosing program session
  • Keynote by Jennifer Cohen Harper and Traci Childress
    “Transforming Education Through Yoga: Insights from Creating Community Based Best Practices”
  • Reflection exercise and action development
  • Closing
11:45 am–1:30 pmLunch
12:00 noonCheck-out