Teen Yoga Activity: Planting Good Seeds

    One of the most helpful practices I’ve learned from the process of  teaching yoga in schools is to encourage goal setting. While this may seem antithetical to yoga, which is supposed to be all about the journey, I’ve found that goal setting enriches that journey and provides a more steady ground. Goals give […]

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Plant Good Seeds

~Planting good seeds in thought, word and action is a mantra Jill Fox lives by.   Founder of Awear Yoga and its Plant Good Seeds brand, and a student & teacher of yoga, Jill believes everything starts with the intention of a simple seed.   Collaborating with her very good friend and neighbor Jessica Mueller, […]

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(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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