Educating Heart, Mind, & Body
Teachers & Counselors
Yoga Calm is a one-of-a-kind integration to enrich your work with children and teens.
Supports health and fitness. Improves cognition and academic achievement. Nurtures self-regulation and mindfulness.
Develops focus and emotional self-regulation. Promotes cognitive flexibility. Reduces stress.
Fosters empathy, communication, and community-building. Enhances creativity and imagination.
Giving Kids The Tools They Need to Succeed
You want your kids to become their own best selves – academically, physically, socially, emotionally. You want them to be resilient in a constantly changing, ever more challenging world. You want them to be happy, healthy, and whole.
Yoga Calm can give them the tools they need to succeed.
Originally developed for classroom use, Yoga Calm is now used in a wide variety of clinical and therapeutic settings, including the Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital.
Why Yoga Calm?
There are lots of yoga programs for kids. There are lots of programs that aim to bring mindfulness to the classroom. There are lots of programs that support social-emotional learning.
Only Yoga Calm brings together all three in a dynamic way, addressing the needs of the whole child.
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Nurturing Happy, Healthy, Successful Adults
Yoga Calm is a community of teachers, health professionals, and families who want kids to grown into happy, healthy, successful adults.
Developed from more than 30 years’ experience in education, counseling and yoga practice, Yoga Calm helps children and teens develop emotional resiliency, leadership and communication skills, trust and empathy, focus and self-control.
Yoga Calm is especially effective for special needs, including ADHD, autism spectrum disorders (ASD), and behavior and mental health issues. Originally developed in behavior classrooms, it readily provides the foundation for trauma-informed practices, as well.
The physical yoga is safe for and accessible to all populations. Individual activities can be taught by anyone, in any environment – in as little as 5 minutes!
Yoga Calm is also used in a wide variety of clinical and therapeutic settings across the US and beyond, including the Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital.
Award winning. Research supported. College accredited. Teacher approved. Family endorsed.
Even teaching my first lesson, I felt the relationship with my students change, and grow, for the better. There was a heightened sense of respect for each other, better concentration, more focus, and a pervasive happiness and calm that spread through our classroom. The best part was that these aspects continued throughout the rest of the afternoon! Until Yoga Calm, I’d never had such success!Judy Tacchini
Yoga Calm is the most meaningful and results-producing approach I have used in my 35+ years as an OT – and a great way to provide Response To Intervention (RTI) support. Through Yoga Calm, students learn how to hear the messages their body is giving them, know what to do with them and implement strategies to maximize academic achievement. It’s exciting to be able share strategies that really work!Ilga Paul
Yoga for kids is not just for balance, coordination and core strength. It helps them improve regulating their emotional states as well. Whether feeling hyper in a calm environment or feeling anxious before a test the skills they learn in yoga help to calm their mind and body.Dr. Jay Rosenbloom
Yoga Calm’s body-based approach to emotional regulation has been a fabulous addition to our CBT and DBT (cognitive) treatment approaches. Our adolescents have learned how to listen to their bodies as part of the recovery processes.Carla Olson
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