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Creative Imagery to Support Teen Mindfulness

Creative Imagery to Support Teen Mindfulness

Teen mindfulness practices work best when offered in context of the specific developmental needs of adolescence. It is not unusual for teens to feel anxious when beginning mindful practices. While visualization is not a traditional practice of mindfulness, the simple practice given here is supportive of the teen mindfulness process. Consider the chalkboard visualization as a scaffold to […]

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Crafting Intro Youth Yoga Classes

Crafting Intro Youth Yoga Classes

Working with a new group of students presents a host of opportunities and challenges for teachers creating intro youth yoga classes. For long time teachers, new groups can enliven and invigorate our teaching practices. New classes offer us a chance to be reflective on our teaching repertoire. What has worked in the past? What do we […]

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Frozen Yogurt and GUNS?

Frozen Yogurt and GUNS?

I was horrified. My husband came home from dropping our 5 year old son off at kindergarten yesterday with a bewildered look on his face. Our son’s teacher had a message for us this morning. Evidently, he is “obsessed with guns.” What? How can that be? We don’t allow toy guns or gun play. He […]

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Top Mindfulness in Schools Resources

It’s a new school year and I’m excited about all of the momentum building to support mindfulness in schools at all ages. Here is a shortlist of favorite resources and programs available now to foster social-emotional intelligence, resilience and overall wellness in school communities. Mindfulness for Teachers: Simple Skills for Peace and Productivity in the […]

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Back to School Mindfulness Sequence

Back to School Mindfulness Sequence

Welcome to your new year; a chance to begin again with creativity, purpose and mindfulness! As our gift of gratitude for the critical work you do, please enjoy this mindfulness sequence designed especially for teachers. In this 5 minute mini-practice, you will tune in to your breathing and move mindfully through a simple seated twist, […]

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Partner Yoga for Teens ONLINE

A growing body of research confirming the positive effect of mindful practices on learning readiness and successful student outcomes has educators and administrators searching for efficient, effective methods of implementing mindful programming in the classroom. We are thrilled to announce a brand new online platform for teachers to access resources designed to complement and bolster mindful practice in the […]

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