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Many Paths to Yoga Calm, Many Paths It Can Lead To

Many Paths to Yoga Calm, Many Paths It Can Lead To

There are many paths that lead people to Yoga Calm. For Pati Richards, it began with running marathons. “I wasn’t interested in yoga at all,” she says, “but everything I read said to do yoga to improve your running, so I took it up.” So when Yoga Calm training was...

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Teachers, You’re Amazing!

Teachers, You’re Amazing!

When high school English teacher Brittni Darras learned that one of her students had tried to kill herself, she was grief-stricken. Darras had known her as “a friendly, intelligent, beautiful, driven, young woman.” As Reader’s Digest recounted, Darras felt helpless...

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Gratitude Comes Right Back to Us

Gratitude Comes Right Back to Us

Though most of my work these days is in continuing to grow Yoga Calm and running a family counseling practice, I still love going into the classroom. The kids inspire me, and being in the classroom helps keep me connected. Lately, I’ve especially enjoyed providing...

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Guest Post: A Boy & a Bear & Leadership

Guest Post: A Boy & a Bear & Leadership

Learning to breathe," writes third grade teacher Stephanie Kennelly, "builds strength and confidence. Becoming a leader helps solidify belief in your Self. Combining the two...has left a huge impact on my students (and me)!" She shares more reflection on breathwork...

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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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