4 ways to teach mindfulness to at-risk youth

The following is a guest post written by Darlene D’Arezzo of Kids Yoga Circle   Last week, I had the opportunity to attend a lecture by Chris McKenna, Executive Director of the Mind Body Awareness Project, on teaching mindfulness to at-risk youth. MBA’s curriculum provides at-risk youth with concrete tools to reduce stress, reduce impulsivity, and reduce […]

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Madison Magazine’s Live Web Chat with Professor Richard Davidson

Madison Magazine hosted a web chat with Richard Davidson, co-author of “The Emotional Life of Your Brain”. The conversation was great and Richard shared some great insights about meditation and emotions.  See below for some of the highlights from the chat or visit MadisonMagazine.com for the full chat. Madison Magazine: Welcome Professor Davidson. We’re excited to […]

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Kids Yoga Joy

  My family and I are spring cleaning like never before. With the addition of our 18 month old son to our household, we have an enhanced need for space and organization. The studio office my husband and I share is full of instruments (12 basses~!), textbooks, training manuals, yoga mats (13 of them!) and, […]

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We Love You, Iran and Israel!

  “When the power of  love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” – Jimi Hendrix This is a very cool story about the power of love. A graphic designer in Israel created a poster that said, “Iran, We Love You”. He posted it to facebook with a message. People started sharing […]

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Mindful Classroom Management: Part 3 Building Community

    Cultivating a positive learning community is an essential component of achieving harmony in the classroom. Here I will share 3 activities that utilize small gifts and experiences to promote community within and beyond the classroom. 1. Rainbow Web Connection Activity- This activity is common to progressive classrooms and community development workshops. All you […]

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