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Social Emotional Learning and School Success Speaking Programs

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"If your looking for Stress Less S.E.L..."

This amazing program provided a lot of strategies and skills that the students can tap into to become productive!

 

...I would highly recommend that you bring James to your school.

Vivian Chen (Principal) Moreno Valley, CA

 

 
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James Woods, has been a welcome member of the roster of Career Day speakers for the Youth Education Motivation Program (YEMP) in various Riverside County middle and intermediate schools. He engages the students and is extremely relatable to them. Through James, students are encouraged to complete their education, consider careers in wellness, and practice wellness in their daily lives." Linnie Frank Bailey

              MOST REQUESTED SPEAKING PROGRAMS

 

FEEL FREE 2 FEEL FREE 

(SEL Student Assembly)

This non-traditional SEL education talk goes into detail about how to help students in your program learn, live, and share SEL tools. We implement, Wellness, and Self-Care for mental and physical health and academic success, with a FEEL FREE 2 FEEL FREE framework.

Topics James will discuss:

  • How to learn SEL in a fun way
  • Effective ways to learn it, live it, and share SEL tools
  • How to build classrooms and communities in wellness
  • Creative ways to jump-start your school's SEL program
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Diverse Staff Speaker!

The inspiring practices of Dat Yoga Dude, James Woods.  James is personable, knowledgeable and fun, everyone wants him to come back! He’s taught low-impact chair yoga as well as mindfulness techniques to staff. All of our participants discovered that yoga is a practice that knows no age boundaries, and that mindfulness techniques are absolutely relevant for decreasing stress at any age. We look forward to many more opportunities to work with James!

Laurie Adern, Principal- Parkview Elementary Riverside, Ca

 
 

YELLING 2 YOGA

(Staff Wellness Training)

Normally requested for in service Teacher Trainings Workshops and professional development days as well as parent engagement activities, James teaches how to engage parents so they can show up and equip educators to burn out.

Topics James will discuss:

  • How to free yourself from teacher stress and burnout
  • How to balance school and life to be there for yourself and others
  • Classroom engagement strategies to connect with your students
  • How to get staff and parents to actually practice self care
  • How to impact school climate with wellness
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The time with Dat Yoga Dude was both Rejuvenating and Validating!

Our staff go through a lot working with our families and our time with Dat Yoga Dude really helps us to take care of ourselves better.

Mellissa Miller- The Help Group Director of Child and Family protective services

 

"Black Boy Wellness"
(Equity wellness program)

Designed for African American male students and educators, James Woods breaks down the key fundamentals on how African American males heal, and succeed in and outside the classroom.

Topics James will discuss:

  • 10 ways to engage African American male students
  • The FEEL FREE approach to helping African American male students Focus
  • Helping African American male students deal with pressure and stress
  • Making health and wellness cool for African American male students
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