Practicum Course

Online Course with personal support

Practicum Coach: Leah Shuyler, MA and Certified Yoga Calm Instructor
Course Instructors: Lynea Gillen, LPC, MS, RYT & Jim Gillen ERYT-500


Practicum Course – $350

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Deepen your knowledge and develop your ability to teach self-regulation, attention, integrative movement and social/emotional skills development activities to youth (Pre-K to grade 12). The Yoga Calm Practicum includes practice teaching, lesson planning, mindfulness inquiries and observation and guidance on how to successfully teach Yoga Calm.

The Practicum course is designed to give students a supervised practical application of Yoga Calm activities and methods. You will get real-world experience applying Yoga Calm, combined with personal coaching.

The course’s portfolio and coursework also counts toward Yoga Calm Youth and Adult (RYT-200) Instructor Programs.


You can register for the Practicum anytime after completion of the Integrated Approach to Wellness 1 course.

The Practicum’s main requirement is the creation of a portfolio, which includes the following work products:

  • Teaching log documenting 20 hours of teaching Yoga Calm to youth (Preschool – 12th grade)
  • Open-book exam (Yoga Calm for Children)
  • Five lesson plans, each based on a Yoga Calm Principle (Stillness, Listening, Grounding, Strength, Community)
  • 30-minute video of you teaching Yoga Calm to youth

If taking the Practicum as part of the Yoga Calm Youth Instructor Certification Program, its portfolio must be completed and submitted 4 weeks prior to your Certification Capstone course in order to certify by that course date. (Please contact us if you have any questions about this requirement.)

The Practicum Process

After registration, Leah, Practicum Coach, will welcome you to the program and send you instructions for downloading assignments from our learning management system. Leah is a Certified Yoga Calm Youth Instructor and has many years of experience teaching Yoga Calm activities. She will guide you through the portfolio process as well as provide personal coaching and assistance in your learning process.

Completion of the student portfolio will be self-paced, with each work product submitted as it is completed. Leah will provide feedback on portfolio work products as they are submitted, requesting modifications as needed, and providing tips to help improve your teaching.

Once all portfolio work is complete, you will receive a detailed written review and feedback on each work product in your portfolio. Additional feedback and instruction will be provided, in person, if you take the Certification Capstone course.

Register Early

Logging your teaching hours and completing the other portfolio requirements typically takes most students 3-6 months to complete. By registering immediately after taking the Wellness 1 course, you will receive early feedback and guidance in your early stages of learning the Yoga Calm Wellness Curriculum.

Graduate Credit Available

$55 Optional 1 PSU Graduate Credit


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