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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MLK Day, Yoga and Wise Teens

A film crew from Australia, headed up by Kate Clere, came to New Roads Middle School today to film our yoga classes. They are making a documentary on women and yoga. Kate wanted to interview teen girls who practice yoga. As always, I was impressed by my students who spoke so articulately about their yogic […]

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