Sound, Sensation and Breath (Teaching Mindfulness to Youth Pt. 5)

The final installment in a series of 5 posts on teaching mindfulness to youth. These techniques are geared especially for youth ages 11-15 years. So far, we have: created a reference point for mindfulness by transforming a mundane activity into one that requires focus. (Part 1) invited students to notice and label the sounds around […]

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Sensing the Body (Teaching Mindfulness to Youth Pt. 3)

Part Three in a series of 5 posts on teaching mindfulness to youth. These techniques are geared especially for youth ages 11-15 years. Adolescence is a time of constant, drastic physical changes. It is common for pubescent youth to feel overwhelmed and confused about  their  transforming bodies. Mindfulness practices offer youth the opportunity to relate […]

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Start Right Here (Teaching Mindfulness to Youth Pt.1)

Part one of a series of 5 posts on teaching mindfulness to youth. These techniques are geared especially for youth ages 11-15 years. Mindfulness is described as “allowing things to be as they are, resting in awareness, and then, taking appropriate action when called for” (Jon Kabat Zinn). Introducing adolescents to the practice of mindfulness […]

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Breathe How You Want to Be (Yoga for Emotional Regulation Pt. 1)

Breathe How You Want to Be (Yoga for Emotional Regulation Pt. 1)

Scientists and leading educators are building a movement to encourage more emotional support in the classroom. As a yoga teacher, I could not be happier about that! Yoga, by it’s very nature, bolsters emotional awareness and aids in emotional regulation. Yoga provides an opportunity to become aware of our emotions, as well as tools to manage […]

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