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Helping a Child Through Grief & Loss

Emotional loss is part of the human condition and, though painful, is part of our growth into caring, compassionate adults. Grief is the process through which we heal. Many of us grow up without learning how to grieve in healthy … Continue reading

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How Trauma Changes the Brain, How Strength Transforms Trauma

By Lynea Gillen It was clear that the young men in the psychiatric unit weren’t much interested in yoga. Struggling with addiction and mental health, they appeared cautious, wounded, apathetic. Lounging in their hospital scrubs, they shot us suspicious glances. … Continue reading

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Low Back Pain? Kids Can Have It, Too. And Yoga Can Help (Tips Included!)

By Jim Gillen Low back pain is pretty common. It’s the top cause of disability worldwide. Over 30 million American adults have it right now. Maybe you’re one of them. But it’s not something you normally associate with kids. The … Continue reading

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Bullying on the Rise – What Do We Do About It?

Through recent months, we’ve seen evidence of a lot more bullying going on, much of it attributed to the angry, polarizing 2016 US election. Recent research out of the University of Wisconsin seems to reinforce that impression. “If we look … Continue reading

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Resolution: Bringing What Matters into Focus

By Jim Gillen My first yoga class of the year is always a big one – as many as 50 people squeezing into a small space, each wanting to start off the new year right. Usually, I ask my students … Continue reading

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Yoga for the Holidays, Strengthening Family Ties

By Lynea Gillen I recently led a yoga class for a family that has been involved in Yoga Calm for several years now. About halfway through, one of the older girls who hadn’t practiced in a while quietly said, “It’s … Continue reading

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A Solution for Teacher Burnout: Yoga & Mindfulness

By Lynea Gillen If you work in the schools, you may already be counting down the days until winter break is finally here. It’s a welcome opportunity to catch your breath, relax, recharge – well, after all the holiday shopping … Continue reading

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