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Back to School Essentials: Yoga and Mindfulness for Children and Teens

Back to School Essentials: Yoga and Mindfulness for Children and Teens

Required School Supplies: 3-1 1/2 3-ring binder 4 packages college lined loose-leaf paper 1 composition notebook (ELA) Compassion Generosity Kindness Patience Parents across the country are scrambling from store to store scooping up supplies. Kids and teens are starting to wake up early again. Administrators and teachers are putting final touches on new curriculum and classrooms. The […]

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The Mindful Educator’s Bookshelf: Education for Social Justice; Reflections on hooks and Freire

The Mindful Educator’s Bookshelf: Education for Social Justice; Reflections on hooks and Freire

Yoga and mindfulness educators are becoming increasingly aware that our work needs to be aligned with and informed by the pursuit of social justice. Ancient yogi’s paved the path of content, what and why we teach. How we teach is equally important to consider if we are to deliver the teachings in relevant ways. The educational theories of bell hooks […]

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3 Takeaways from the 2016 Yoga Service Conference

3 Takeaways from the 2016 Yoga Service Conference

I had the privilege and pleasure of attending this years Yoga Service Conference (YSC) at Omega in Rhinebeck May 13-15. This was my first chance to attend since I’ve taken the past few years off traveling to be home with my young children. It wasn’t a smooth journey getting there. For starters, after leaving home before […]

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Why Does Mindfulness Matter in Schools?

Why Does Mindfulness Matter in Schools?

This is not an article about the neuroscience supporting mindful practices in schools. For that good stuff, click here and here. Nor is this a treatise on the many ways mindful practices contribute to academic success. You can read about that here. And click here for a well executed visual on the importance of mindful practices in […]

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What in the World is SoulCycle, Anyway?

What in the World is SoulCycle, Anyway?

Since we  launched our first public fundraiser, a SoulCycle charity ride, people want to know, “What is SoulCycle and what does it have to do with yoga?” SoulCycle is an indoor-cycling class that in my estimation is: Part sweat lodge Part meditation hall 100% cardio fun In short, it’s one of the craziest things I’ve […]

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Earth Day Activities for Children and Teens

Earth Day Activities for Children and Teens

We are happy to share this second post by guest blogger, Randi Ragan. We love the way she loves Earth! Did you know Earth Day is now celebrated in over 175 countries and is the 3rd largest celebrated holiday in many of our nation’s schools? Although we can and should be celebrating the earth every […]

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Plant Good Seeds

~Planting good seeds in thought, word and action is a mantra Jill Fox lives by.   Founder of Awear Yoga and its Plant Good Seeds brand, and a student & teacher of yoga, Jill believes everything starts with the intention of a simple seed.   Collaborating with her very good friend and neighbor Jessica Mueller, […]

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