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Creative Imagery to Support Teen Mindfulness

Creative Imagery to Support Teen Mindfulness

Teen mindfulness practices work best when offered in context of the specific developmental needs of adolescence. It is not unusual for teens to feel anxious when beginning mindful practices. While visualization is not a traditional practice of mindfulness, the simple practice given here is supportive of the teen mindfulness process. Consider the chalkboard visualization as a scaffold to […]

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Crafting Intro Youth Yoga Classes

Crafting Intro Youth Yoga Classes

Working with a new group of students presents a host of opportunities and challenges for teachers creating intro youth yoga classes. For long time teachers, new groups can enliven and invigorate our teaching practices. New classes offer us a chance to be reflective on our teaching repertoire. What has worked in the past? What do we […]

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Top Mindfulness in Schools Resources

It’s a new school year and I’m excited about all of the momentum building to support mindfulness in schools at all ages. Here is a shortlist of favorite resources and programs available now to foster social-emotional intelligence, resilience and overall wellness in school communities. Mindfulness for Teachers: Simple Skills for Peace and Productivity in the […]

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Partner Yoga for Teens ONLINE

A growing body of research confirming the positive effect of mindful practices on learning readiness and successful student outcomes has educators and administrators searching for efficient, effective methods of implementing mindful programming in the classroom. We are thrilled to announce a brand new online platform for teachers to access resources designed to complement and bolster mindful practice in the […]

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In their Own Words: What Teens Say About Partner Yoga

In their Own Words: What Teens Say About Partner Yoga

Shanti Generation’s 500 DVD giveaway of our “Partner Yoga for Teens” mindfulness curriculum ends Saturday, November 15th at midnight. Six weeks ago, we launched the giveaway to help convince educators of the benefits of partner yoga and enable them to try it in their classrooms for free. If we haven’t yet convinced you, then take it from the teens who’ve […]

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Activities for Teaching Partnership through Teen Yoga

Activities for Teaching Partnership through Teen Yoga

During our 500 DVD giveaway, we’re focused on the real reasons teens love Partner Yoga. Part 1 of the blog series focused on the benefits of partner yoga exercises like contemplation, dyad sharing and journaling. In part 2, I offered an exercise and discussion prompts for contemplating compassion, and in part 3,  I shared helpful activities in creating community […]

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