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5 Reasons Teens Love Partner Yoga

5 Reasons Teens Love Partner Yoga

One of the most effective methods I have found for engaging adolescents in mindful yoga is partnership. Developmentally, teens have a strong need for interaction. Unfulfilled, the need for positive social experience can drive young people to lives of loneliness, depression and long-lived anxiety. Adolescence is the perfect time and yoga is a perfect method […]

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The Mindful Educator’s Bookshelf: The Mindful Brain by Daniel J. Siegel (Entry #1)

Sharing resources I’ve collected and created over my teaching and learning career is one of my passions. This blog series offers insights into books covering a broad range of topics contributing to mindful education, including yoga, meditation, democratic education, pedagogy, diversity, culture and more. Choosing the first book of this series was both difficult and a […]

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The Problem with Themes in Kids and Teen Yoga Lesson Planning

Themes in and of themselves are not necessarily problematic. When themes are derived from the real-time lives and experiences of our students, they can serve well. Even mythical story themes involving archetypes and morals have a place in the scheme of a curriculum. However, when themes are random and disconnected from our students experiences, they […]

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I am a Dot, You are a Circle: Teen Visualization Technique

My library is full of resources for sharing contemplative arts with young people. One of the oldest and still to this day most relevant books taking residence in my collection was published in 1976, the year after I was born. Dr. Deborah Rozman’s, Meditation for Children, includes several practical techniques that have occupied my teacher […]

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