(VIDEO) Relieving teenage stress with yoga and meditation

For some teens, the traditional final relaxation pose, savasana, is very challenging at first. Savasana can also be a vulnerable pose for beginner teen yogis. This variation on rest pose offers teens a comfortable, safe, friendly experience of deep relaxation. The biggest muscle groups around the shoulders and hips receive special encouragement to release. I […]

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Mindful Classroom Management: Reward Systems

  After many minutes of austere practice, the dedicated yogi will receive various nominal rewards such as stickers, stamps and other sundries procured through the Oriental Trading Co. ~Patanjali Sutra 17.5 Okay, I’m playing. Patanjali didn’t really say that! While little rewards such as stickers and stamps don’t usually have a place in the traditional […]

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An Introduction to Social Emotional Learning (VIDEO)

  Children who feel safe and secure emotionally perform better academically than those who don’t. There is plenty of scientific data to back that up.  It’s becoming very clear through current research that real education reform requires a holistic approach. We must first address the emotional health of the individual student before academic goals can […]

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Planting the Seeds of Kindness

    (this is a guest post written by kids yoga teacher, Amy Hori) “A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves.” ~ Amelia Earhart Today’s theme for […]

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