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Yoga 4 Classrooms Implement Leader featured in YogaIowa Magazine

Monday, May 30, 2016

Dustin Hockman, classroom teacher and Yoga 4 Classrooms IMPLEMENT Leader was recently featured in the spring 2016 issue of YogaIowa magazine.

Dustin integrates yoga throughout his class day with his ESL students at Edmunds Elementary School, a diverse, inner city school in Des Moines, Iowa. He also teaches adult yoga classes at several locations nearby.

Students in Des Moines face a tremendous amount of pressure to succeed in school in addition to the numerous stressors they experience outside of school. Dustin shares Yoga 4 Classrooms programming with his students as part of an integrated, school wide effort at Edmunds Elementary aimed at helping students improve their social and emotional skills, learning and behavior.

School wide implementation of Yoga 4 Classrooms means that students at Edmunds Elementary have yoga and mindfulness integrated in their schedule twice daily as well as throughout the day, as needed. The result: soaring test scores and a significant reduction in behavioral referrals, a supportive and safe school climate fostered by a dynamic school principal and staff who committed fully to program integration two years ago. Watch in the coming month for the full story to be shared here at our blog.


Read the full interview with Dustin Hockman published in the current issue of YogaIowa magazine.

Watch this video clip of Dustin sharing a short, playful yoga sequence with his ESL students as they prepare for the start of the day.




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