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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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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An interview with Self-Compassion author Kristen Neff

    One of the cornerstones of our work here at Shanti Generation is self-compassion. Without self-compassion we cannot cultivate compassion for others. Our personal practice must include self-compassion if we are to practice peace in the world. Dr. Kristin Neff is an Associate Professor in Human Development and Culture at the University of Texas […]

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