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It’s Time to Address the Root Causes of School Shootings

It’s Time to Address the Root Causes of School Shootings

For many of us, these past few days have been a tangle of grief and anger. Seventeen human beings were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida – 14 students and 3 faculty members. At least 15 more were injured. It’s not just the degree of bloodshed...

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Bringing Yoga Calm into Mental Health Settings

Bringing Yoga Calm into Mental Health Settings

Though Yoga Calm began in elementary school classrooms and student counseling groups, today, a wide variety of organizations and facilities have incorporated our program in their service to children and families. One of these is Frontier Behavioral Health, a...

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What to Make of the Mindfulness Backlash?

What to Make of the Mindfulness Backlash?

Considering how popular mindfulness has become, it’s no surprise that we’ve begun to hear more people challenging it. Some simply caution against all the hype and the idea that mindfulness is some kind of cure-all. Others slam it as just another superficial self-help...

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Guest Post: Teaching Yoga Calm to Preschool Kids? Some Tips

Guest Post: Teaching Yoga Calm to Preschool Kids? Some Tips

By Dawn Craig I hadn’t planned on teaching Yoga Calm in a daycare setting. My sister had merely told the owner of my nephews’ daycare center about my experience using it as a counselor. When I presented the sample lesson plans the owner had asked for, it was like I’d...

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Yoga as a Bridge Between Mental & Physical Health

Yoga as a Bridge Between Mental & Physical Health

So often, we talk about “mental health” as though it were somehow separate from physical health; as though the mind could be separated from the rest of the body and dealt with in isolation, largely through talk therapy. Yet the reality is that mental states manifest...

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Guest Post: Our “Why” & Explaining the Brain

Guest Post: Our “Why” & Explaining the Brain

Perhaps one of the biggest fears teachers have when it comes to bringing yoga into their classroom is simply that the kids won’t buy it. In the post below, third-grade teacher Stephanie Kennelly suggests a brief brain science lesson can help pave the way for students...

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Guest Post: Building Community & Trust Walk

Guest Post: Building Community & Trust Walk

Our gratitude to 1000 Petals for letting us share this great post by Stephanie Kennelly, a third grade teacher in St. Paul, MN, on implementing Yoga Calm's Trust Walk activity for building community - and our thanks to Stephanie for sharing her insights! You'll find...

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