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Calming Corners in Classrooms

In an ever-evolving educational landscape, where we seek to nurture young minds and support their emotional development, the concept of calming corners has emerged as a powerful tool. These dedicated spaces in classrooms are more than just a trend; they are essential for promoting emotional resilience and well-being in our students. Let's delve into the importance of calming corners in classrooms and the transformative impact they can have.

In an ever-evolving educational landscape, where we seek to nurture young minds and support their emotional development, the concept of calming corners has emerged as a powerful tool. These dedicated spaces in classrooms are more than just a trend; they are essential for promoting emotional resilience and well-being in our students. Let’s delve into the […]

Morning Meetings with Yoga 4 Classrooms

Morning Meetings in classrooms hold significant importance for several reasons. They serve as a valuable tool for building a positive classroom culture, establishing routines, promoting social and emotional development, enhancing communication, improving attendance, and setting the tone for the rest of the day. Often Morning Meetings include a Greeting, Sharing, Activity, and Morning Message. The […]

Yoga 4 Classrooms: A Seated Sequence

Anyone who has sat for long periods of time understands the stress and strain sitting has on the body. In the absence of movement, the muscles shorten and become stiff, joints lose their range of motion, and blood and lymphatic fluid collect in the lower body. This latter fact is of particular concern, as lymphatic fluid (which plays a […]

Back to School Tips from Yoga 4 Classrooms

As the back-to-school season approaches, educators are gearing up to welcome students back into their classrooms. This time of year provides a fresh start and a chance to establish a positive and productive learning environment. Ensuring that classrooms implement established routines is an important part of the first few weeks of school. Routines offer a […]

Introducing Yoga 4 Classrooms New Ownership!

Today, we come with exciting news to share with you— ownership of Yoga 4 Classrooms has transitioned to a new, passionate leader, Sarah Kirk! After years of dedication and hard work, Lisa Flynn, the founder of Yoga 4 Classrooms, has decided to pass on the torch to Sarah Kirk, who brings a wealth of experience […]

5th Grade Students Share How Yoga, Mindfulness Activities Support Their Learning

5th graders and their Yoga 4 Classrooms-trained teacher from a NJ school lead several of their favorite mindful moment activities from the Yoga 4 Classrooms Activity Cards while sharing how practicing these strategies during the class day supports self-regulation, learning, community and positive mindset! Watch… Yoga 4 Classrooms® mission is to empower youth with the […]

Eight Years of Implementation – An Update from Edmunds Elementary

Nearly eight years ago, after investigating the related benefits of integrating yoga and mindfulness at school, Principal Jaynette Rittman and her staff at Edmunds Elementary in Des Moines, Iowa, decided to train with Yoga 4 Classrooms. With full staff buy-in and internal leadership, Yoga 4 Classrooms has been scheduled and integrated twice daily into the […]

Yoga 4 Classrooms Featured in National News

ABC National News reported on how a growing number of schools are using yoga and mindfulness to support students’ mental health. Yoga 4 Classroom founder, Lisa Flynn, shares her thoughts on how yoga, mindfulness “pauses” at school support social and emotional learning. Aired on August 2, 2022. Watch the video here!