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Integrated Approach to Wellness- An Introduction to Yoga Calm

June 20, 2017

Integrated Approach to Wellness 1: An Introduction to Yoga Calm

Tuesday August 15th, 2017 8:30am-4:30pm

Midtown Square Tuscan Ballroom

3333 Division Street, Saint Cloud MN 56301 (parking lots on both sides of the building)

See the flyer for this event:  Yoga Calm Workshop

Here's some Information on the Event:

$205 includes live/online hybrid course, online support, textbook, and participant guide ($240 regular price). Optional $35 Move Mindfully starter kit ($45.90 regular price): Hoberman sphere, chime, and Move Mindfully strips

Email Kathy at to order the package in advance. Individual items and starter kits will be available in limited quantities for same day purchase as well. See the online store for details.

Certificates of Completion for 12 hours of hybrid classroom/online continuing education will be provided for submission to licensing boards.

Casual dress encouraged, participate at your level of comfort. No yoga experience needed. Most movement done at tables and chairs.

Beverages and snacks provided. Lunch will be on your own. You’re welcome to bring your lunch or there are several restaurants inside Midtown Square and in the vicinity.

Space is limited. Register  HERE online by July 31st.

About: This is the first in a series of three wellness workshops that introduces the Yoga Calm® wellness system, highlighting its basic principles and classroom tools including breathing exercises, simple yoga poses, social/emotional skill development activities, relaxation/storytelling processes and emotional guidance techniques. Through lecture, hands-on learning, reflection and discussion, you’ll learn how Yoga Calm’s unique integration of physical, mental and emotional skills-building supports both learning and well-being. Suitable for all levels of abilities, with no yoga experience necessary, this workshop will provide you with the basic knowledge and ability to immediately begin teaching basic yoga activities, stress reduction and focusing techniques, and social emotional skill development activities. You will also learn more than 20 activities and class plans that can be taught in a variety of settings to instill healthy, lifelong physical, mental and emotional habits in children – and yourself.

Start Learning Now!

Our new hybrid course design allows you to begin your coursework as soon as you register, with online videos, readings and resources. It’s a great way to learn at a convenient time and location and to repeatedly watch and practice activities. Then you will be ready to deepen your knowledge with a full day of experiential activities and Q&A sessions when we meet in person.

This course is a prerequisite to Physical Connections to Learning and Social/Emotional Connections to Learning. Coursework also applies toward Yoga Calm Youth Instructor Certification and qualifies for professional development credit through Saint Mary's University. For more information on Graduate Credit go to:

In the last eight years over 6,000 educators and related service providers have been trained in Yoga Calm techniques benefiting an estimated 86,000 children per school day. Results include:

* Boost in attendance rates

* Increase time on task – specifically reading time

* Decrease behavioral referrals and thereby time out of the classroom

* Improve feelings of community – #1 predictor of High School graduation (Search Institute)

* Improve auditory comprehension in students

* Ability to transition between classes more effectively

* More quickly exhibit on task behavior

* Improve ability to demonstrate reflection in writing

* Lower classroom volume by 21db leading to less teacher redirection

* Improve direction following, imitation, and choice making in early childhood after calming activities

* 100% awareness in students on how to self-calm in 4th Grade classroom

Action Based Research, MPLS Public Schools, 2007. More info:,, &

Meet Kathy Flaminio | 651-373-1352 |

As the National Director of Training Development for Yoga Calm® Kathy Flaminio has trained over 20,000 individuals in hospitals, schools, treatment centers, and community based settings on how to integrate yoga-based movement, mindfulness techniques, breathing exercises, and social/emotional skills into their work with children and teens. She is the founder of 1000 Petals LLC, a well-being training and consulting company on the Science and Practice of Mindfulness and Movement. Kathy holds a master’s degree in social work with more than twenty years of experience in school settings, non-profits, and community organizations. She is adjunct faculty at St. Mary’s University and currently works at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital providing yoga-based therapy for patients on the Child/Adolescent Mental Health and Dual Diagnosis Units. Over the past five years Kathy has worked with four of the largest schools districts in Minnesota to bring Yoga Calm® training to their educators district wide. In 2014, Kathy helped develop the Teen Resiliency Program in the Twin Cities with Dr. Henry Emmons and other physicians and psychologists. This program is an integrative skill based model used to support teens with anxiety, depression and other stress-related conditions.



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