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Get Teens Talking About Mindfulness

Get Teens Talking About Mindfulness

Teens hear their peers’ voices and words in very different ways than they hear their parents and teachers. This is why getting teens to talk about their mindfulness experiences is a pivotal component of effective teen yoga classes. I encourage teen yoga teachers to “get good” at facilitating  potent group discussions. The benefits of the practices […]

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Social-Emotional Benefits of Yoga for Children with Special Needs

Social-Emotional Benefits of Yoga for Children with Special Needs

In my last blog post, Physical Benefits of Yoga for Children with Special Needs, I noted that the benefits of yoga extend far beyond muscle conditioning, flexibility, and physical fitness. As children learn about their bodies through yoga postures, they learn about their minds through meditation. Meditation exercises alter the physical structure of our brains. […]

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Why You Should Try Service Learning

Why You Should Try Service Learning

Service learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection. Adding service learning to mindfulness curriculum can be a key towards opening the heart of youth participants to the world. To serve others is an act of love when it is based on reciprocity. My most recent journey […]

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