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Bringing Yogic Philosophy Alive for Youth

This past weekend marked the second workshop in our year long Youth Peacemakers Training at Yogaglo. February’s workshop focused on developing the meaning of peace and non-violence. To help us accomplish this task, I invited Dr. Christopher Key Chapple, Navin and Pratima Doshi Professor of Indic and Comparative Theology at Loyola Marymount University, to guide […]

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Sound, Sensation and Breath (Teaching Mindfulness to Youth Pt. 5)

The final installment in a series of 5 posts on teaching mindfulness to youth. These techniques are geared especially for youth ages 11-15 years. So far, we have: created a reference point for mindfulness by transforming a mundane activity into one that requires focus. (Part 1) invited students to notice and label the sounds around […]

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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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What Does Peace SOUND Like?

To build context and develop the meaning of peace, I often use inquiries to prompt discussions with students. I’ve used the simple question, “What does peace sound like to you?’ for years in yoga classes with children and youth. Here are a few of my favorite answers: ~ “The garbage truck.” Diego, 4 ~ “My […]

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