Mindfulness and Yoga in Schools: A Guide for Teachers and Practitioners

This is the first research-based text intended to help teachers and practitioners implement mindfulness and yoga programs in schools. A complete review of the literature on mindfulness and yoga interventions is provided along with detailed steps on how to implement such programs. Training requirements, classroom set-up, trauma-sensitive practices, and existing quality programs are reviewed. Twelve core principles of mindfulness and yoga in schools are woven throughout for the utmost in continuity. As a whole, the book provides tools for enhancing classroom and school practices as well as personal well-being. It is distinguished by its emphasis on research, translation of research into practice, and insight into potential roadblocks when using mindfulness and yoga in schools.

Mindfulness and Yoga in Schoolsprovides:

  • A thorough examination of the efficacy of mindfulness and yoga in reducing stress and conflict and enhancing student engagement to serve as a rationale for integrating such programs into schools
  • How-to sections for training, classroom and lesson plan preparation, and implementing specific techniques and comprehensive programs
  • Photographs, scripts, and figures to help implement your own programs
  • A tool for assessing and cultivating teacher and student self-care

Part I reviews the conceptual model for embodied self-regulation and the risks associated with a lack of self-regulation, an intervention model used in education, and tips for implementing mindfulness and yogic practices within this approach. Parts II and III review the philosophical underpinnings of mindfulness and yoga and critically review the mindfulness and yoga protocols and interventions implemented in schools. Part IV addresses mindful self-care for students and teachers, including a scale for establishing self-care goals and a scoring system.

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Gaiam Premium Print Yoga Mat, Lily Shadows, 6mm

Extra-thick premium print yoga mats provide a stable, non-slip surface for your yoga practice. Perfect for home or studio use, this mat provides additional cushioning to help protect joints

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  • Lightweight, durable and extra-thick for additional cushioning
  • Textured non-slip surface for excellent traction
  • 6P free – this PVC mat is free of the phthalates dehp, dbp, bbp, dinp, didp and DNOP
  • Bonus free yoga workout download
  • 68-Inch x 24-inch x 6mm

The Yoga Bible

Featuring over 150 yogic postures from the main schools of yoga, including lyengar and Astanga Vinyasa, this book is a comprehensive illustrated step-by-step guide to achieving each posture. It offers advice on altering postures where necessary, enabling beginners to try more difficult positions. Experienced yoga practitioners will also find a number of challenging, advanced positions–perfect inspiration for developing their practice. In addition to postures, the book includes notes on various types of yoga practices as well as a summary of well-known traditional schools of yoga and how they vary. Readers will also find advice from the author on breathing techniques and the benefits of yoga in healing, pregnancy, de-stressing and meditation.

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  • 170 yoga positions

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Gaiam Premium Print Reversible Yoga Mat, Purple Lotus, 5mm

Durable and chic, Gaiam print premium reversible yoga mats (5mm) provide a stable, sticky non-slip surface for your yoga practice. Perfect for home or studio use, this mat ensures the safety and comfort you need to enhance proper alignment and maintain poses. Manufactured free of the top six most harmful phthalates, this mat is a healthier choice for both you and the planet! note: printed yoga mats may release a harmless odor when first unwrapped. For best results unroll and air out your mat for 2-3 days before use.

Product Features

  • Lightweight, durable and extra-thick for additional cushioning
  • Reversible textured sticky non-slip surface for excellent traction
  • 6P free – this PVC mat is free of the phthalates dehp, dbp, bbp, dinp, didp and DNOP
  • Bonus free yoga workout download
  • 68-Inch x 24-inch x 5mm

Tough Cookie’s Women’s Yoga Burnout Tank Top 3 Pack Deal Printed Arts (Large – LF, Olive/White/Peach)

Tough Cookie’s Women’s Plain Burnout Tank Top 3 Pack Deal is the best deal! Get 3 different burnout tank top with variety of prints. Great for Yoga and other athletic occasion. SIZE CHART: CHEST: 15″ (30″) HPS (High Point Shoulder): 25.5″ SWEEP: 17″ (34″ Straight) WAIST: 14″ (28″) SHOULDER WIDTH: 9.5″ AH DROP: 8″ FR NK DROP: 7.5″

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  • MATERIAL: 60% Cotton 40% Polyester
  • SIZING: Some customers feel our sizes run a little small while some customers feel the fit is “just right” so please review the size chart before purchasing.
  • YOGA, GYM OR CASUAL: You’ll always be looking stylish in our burnout tank tops, whether you namaste at Yoga class, lift weights at the Gym, or wear it for doing errands or just staying in on a lazy Sunday.
  • BURNOUT MATERIAL: Our burnout process results in sheer patches meaning the tanks are slightly see through. We love to wear it with a colorful sports bra underneath while working out.
  • WASHING METHOD: We recommend hand wash cold and hanging dry.