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Green Teacher Magazine features an article about Yoga in the Classroom

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

We are thrilled to share that Green Teacher magazine published our article about Yoga in the Classroom as the lead feature in their Fall issue. It is exciting that this introduction to teaching yoga in the classroom is presented in the magazine for environmentally conscious educators, dedicated to promoting healthy habits and lifestyle choices among young people.

Here is a note from the Green Teacher Editor, Tim Grant: "The pioneering work that you are doing in promoting yoga in schools is very exciting, and once established in most schools (it is only a matter of time) will have a very positive impact on students, teachers and the learning process. As such, we expect that this article will be much talked about in environmental education circles for years to come".


Our article focuses on practical aspects of implementing yoga and mindfulness curriculum right in the classroom, tips for teaching, sample sequences, as well as offers an overview of pertinent research and educational theory developments.
 
You can access the full article, reprinted with permission, HERE.


"Implementing yogic practices and life-skills in the classroom environment requires a thorough understanding of
children’s emotional, social and spiritual needs, being sensitive to developmental challenges facing them, and mindful to different styles of learning, coping with stress and relating to others.

Contemplative yogic practices
provide tools for learning by helping children develop self-awareness, emotional intelligence, compassion, self-regulation and coping skills, teaching healthy habits and guiding them through movements that optimize their strength, flexibility and balance". Read on...

Also, check out the review that Green Teacher published in their Summer issue about Yoga 4 Classrooms Activity Card Deck.

Green Teacher is a non-profit organization, publishing a quarterly magazine which offers perspectives on the role of education in creating a sustainable future, practical articles and ready to use activities for various age levels, and reviews of dozens of new educational resources. 

We encourage teachers, counselors and educators to subscribe to the magazine to stay on top of i
ssues promoting environmental awareness and personal mindfulness among children.



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