Yokohama International School is proud to host the EARCOS Weekend Workshop: Learning Through Wellness on January 18-19, 2020.

Active learners are healthy learners and play is central to learning for children and adults. This workshop is for teachers through Kindergarten to Grade 12. Participants will explore learning experiences that integrate mental health and wellness into classrooms and groups. This workshop helps educators bring mindfulness, gratitude, joy and social connection into their classrooms.

Learning Through Wellness - Weekend Workshop

When presented with new and challenging learning, it is important for us to be focused, calm and engaged. We can use brain breaks and focused-attention practices to positively impact our emotional states and learning. Fun brain breaks refocus our neural circuitry with either stimulating or quieting practices that generate increased activity in the prefrontal cortex, where problem solving and emotional regulation occur. The brain break helps to incubate and process new information.

The Learning Through Wellness workshop aims to support classroom teachers and school leaders to change the environment of their school and classrooms so that the entire school community can flourish. The workshop will explore different strategies and practises in order to improve wellness for your students. It is an active, dynamic and engaging workshop designed to inspire change in pedagogy through movement, fun and play to cater for the learners you work with each day. 

You’ll receive a range of evidence based practical strategies based on play, fun and movement that will:

  1. Help students focus, increase their productivity, and reduce their stress

  2. Increase effort students put into their activities as well as their ability to stay on task

  3. Improve attention and memory

  4. Increased brain activity and cognitive function

  5. Enhance mood and ability to cope with challenge

  6. Reduce disruptive behavior

  7. Enhance the wellbeing of learners and teachers

The cost of the workshop is 10,000 JPY per person, payable on the day. This covers the training, meals and refreshments. Please note that places are strictly limited.

If you have questions or want further information please contact Susie Clifford or Jay Brownrigg via email.


Dale Sidebottom has been referred to as the energiser bunny of the presenting world. With his love of play, fun fitness, energy and passion for getting people moving, Dale has created of Jugar Life, Energetic Education as well as the top rating podcast Energetic Radio. Dale has created a unique blend of fun, teamwork, wellness and movement into his keynotes, seminars and conferences which he has presented in 15 countries around the world.


Dale is the creator of the following programs and companies:

1.    Jugar Life -

2.    Energetic Radio Podcast -

3.    Energetic Education -

4.    FHL Retreats -

5.    Fitness Games Zone -

6.    Bottoms Up Fitness -

7.    Learning with Games -

8.    Break Appz -