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November eSummit: Yoga in Schools
November 5, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm MDTFree
Yoga in Schools: Opening Hearts, Minds, and Opportunities
DONATE TO SUPPORT THIS FREE ONLINE EVENT HERE
Globally, our young people face unprecedented levels of stress in their lives. It is critical that schools and classrooms are spaces that support the mental health and well-being of our youth. Kundalini Yoga and Meditation provides low-cost, research-based tools that are being used in schools to promote stress reduction, emotional regulation, and increased self-esteem.
Join us for an interactive day of yoga, meditation, mindfulness, and presentations to learn how these practices are being implemented in Pre-Kindergarten through high school settings. This event is open to all and will be of particular interest to yoga and mindfulness instructors, classroom teachers, counselors, and staff.
At this event you will:
- Learn about the program that Jeffrey Donald coordinates with 16 mindfulness specialists in a large school district in Maryland
- Learn about Y.O.G.A. for Youth and how that program is supporting children and youth in schools in the US and around the world
- Hear from Krishna Kaur about her journey and her vision for connecting with the hearts and minds of children
The day begins with Dr. Christine Mason leading a session on Awakening Your Spirit. In this session, Dr. Mason will take participants through warm-ups, breathwork. a yoga set, and a meditation as presented in her book, discussing how these can be implemented in school in conjunction with Heart Centered Learning ®. Dharm Skotting-Segal will discuss sound and lead us in exercises to experience sound vibrations, providing a powerful, peaceful backdrop for our day.
The lunch session includes a panel presentation – with both discussion and also demonstration of yoga sets, breathwork, and meditation. The panel includes Dharma Atma (Jeffrey Donald), Keval Kaur Khalsa, and Krishna Kaur
The day ends with Eugene Fisher describing the implementation of the Y.O.G.A. for Youth program at the Watts Learning Center in Los Angeles, Tim Mills (Simran Randeep) describing his work in the Boston area with young children and schools, and a video from Jana Kyriakou and Jana Puri on “The Resilient Preschools Project,” which includes research on mindfulness-based practices in the Czech Republic and other European countries. Dharm Skotting-Segal will help us close out the day with music and chanting.
The session is a collaboration between 3HO International and the Center for Educational Improvement and is built on a book co-published by the Kundalini Research Institute in 2021: Cultivating Happiness, Resilience, and Well-being through Meditation, Mindfulness, and Movement.
DONATE TO SUPPORT THIS FREE ONLINE EVENT HERE. We are offering this online November eSummit event to serve the needs of our community and welcome your donations in support of our work – we suggest a donation of $35-50 for this offering. 50% of all donations received from October 17th – November 15, 2022 will support yoga in schools programs.