Fall Season Contemplation for Teens: What Am I Ready to Change?

Fall approaches with a fresh zing of new spacious energy. The change of season is a prime time to utilize yogic practices to help guide teenagers in the process of “letting go.” This contemplative exercise combines mindfulness, relaxation, visualization, breathing, posture and expression to create an opportunity for teens to see and experience their power […]

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Eat Like a Rainbow

The top-of-my-list, most important thing I do everyday is to procure and prepare healthy, whole food based meals for my family. Particularly for my growing son, I know that the food I offer him can fuel a healthy life on all levels; physically, emotionally, even socially. I lovingly and willfully spend lots of time researching […]

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(VIDEO) Richard Davidson: Social Emotional Learning Changes the Brain

Neuroscientist Richard Davidson presents research about the impact of social emotional learning on the brain and the importance of teaching skills that foster adaptive behaviors. This presentation was recorded on December 10, 2007, at the CASEL Forum. Richard Davidson is the author of  The Emotional Life of Your Brain. “Qualities such as patience, calmness, cooperation, and kindness are […]

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Teen Yoga Playlist

  This post is humbly dedicated to the one Adam Yauch. (1964-2012). Thanks for so many years of  musical inspiration and for being a Bodhisattva for peace and equality. RIP MCA Music in yoga class can be tricky, particularly in teen yoga. Play a song whose popularity has recently faded and watch teens indicate a gag or […]

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