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From the Archives: 3 Activities to Start the School Year Right

As a new school year gets underway, we re-post these tips from a couple years back to help you get the year off to a positive start… Parents and teachers know how important establishing routines is for healthy child development, … Continue reading

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3 Activities to Start the School Year Right

Parents and teachers know how important establishing routines is for healthy child development, but the shift from summer fun to school schedules can be challenging. Of course, “challenge” is just a different word for “opportunity.” Here are three ways you … Continue reading

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Brain-Based Learning: Developing Empathy & Compassion

Four times a year, Lynea and I conduct our Certification Workshops. They’re among our favorite events. We love seeing how practitioners creatively apply Yoga Calm activities as they share the 5 class plans they create as part of the certification … Continue reading

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“But I Don’t Wanna!”: Tips for Working with Resistant Students

The benefits of yoga poses aren’t always apparent to kids. In fact, the poses can sometimes cause frustration, for in asking students to work at holding poses, we’re asking them to start being present in their bodies and to push … Continue reading

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Yoga Calm Instructor Named MNAHPERD Middle School Teacher of the Year

We were thrilled to get the news last fall that one of our Certified Yoga Calm Instructors, Rochelle Gladu Patten, MEd, had been named Minnesota Middle School Teacher of the Year by the Minnesota Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation … Continue reading

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Breath Work with a Breathing Sphere

Because breathing patterns have such a profound effect on our general health and mental states, breath awareness is at the heart of almost all yoga practices. Breathing interacts with and affects the cardiovascular, neurological, gastrointestinal and muscular systems. It also … Continue reading

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Becoming Mindful of Mindfulness

We live in a world of buzz and hum, light and noise, constant motion. We’re constantly multitasking and living in future tense. We’re bombarded with information, both through electronic media and the physical environment which seems ever more crowded and … Continue reading

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