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Bringing yoga to the classroom, Yoga Therapy Today

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Our article, "Bringing yoga to the classroom: Tools for learning, lessons for life", has been published in the Summer issue of the Yoga Therapy Today, a publication of the International Association of Yoga Therapists.

In this article, we argue that "a well-researched and properly designed program implementing yoga at school typically provides consistent repetition of key activities and concepts. This is achieved through systematic integration of activities into the class day as necessary to produce long-term effects on children, ultimately providing a foundation for lifelong well-being."

We offer specific advice to yoga teachers interested in implementing yoga in their community's schools, and share one of our effective pre-writing or writing break yoga sequences.

Overall, we encourage teachers to follow the core principles in rolling out their yoga in schools: prepare, invite, serve. These are keys to the successful and sustainable implementation of yoga programming in schools.

We hope this article inspires you to further investigate and support the movement to bring yoga to school, and learning about the ways to do this important work.

You can download the full Yoga Therapy Today article and learn more about our research and conference activities, presentations and publications by reading our Special Issue newsletter.

We have recently presented our research study results at the Symposium on Yoga Research in Boston, MA, and shared our work at the presentation during the annual American School Counselor Association in Philadelphia, PA.

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