Mindful Yoga Breaks™ workshops help teachers, librarians, social workers, therapists, parents, and anyone working with children to bring focus, self-regulation, and fun to the classroom, home, or office while fostering social-emotional learning. You will learn “lifesaver tools” such as breathing exercises, mindfulness activities, yoga poses, yoga & mindfulness games, and relaxation techniques.
I grew up with parents who were givers. My dad was always super generous with us, he rarely said no when we asked for things. I never thought of us as spoiled, but I was never wanting for much. There were always price limits – but I was happy. I had to earn my Guess Jeans outfit- complete with jeans, skirt and vest and did so by making splatter paint t-shirts and selling them. My mom refused to spend $100 on clothes for me that I “had” to have. So I earned it. When I wore that outfit, I wore it PROUD. I always had a job in high school because I didn’t always want to ask for money and it just felt good to be earning it myself. My mom was a gym and health teacher in a local high school and was always bringing kids around who didn’t… Read More »
As we transition from summer to fall, from summer break to school, to new schedules, the month of September is just busy. I had days where I just didn’t have time to eat! That is so rare for me, I am never one to skip meals, but the new schedule made it hard for me to pre-plan and I was in go mode. Some days didn’t end until after 9:00pm at night. Sometimes it feels like I’m holding my breath as I move from activity to work to pick up to soccer to teach to meetings to phone calls to making dinner to cleaning up to just about everything. This month is also particularly hard because it is the anniversary of the birth and loss of our first born son Silas. It’s just a heavy time, and the weight is real. Luckily for me, I know how to breathe, and I… Read More »