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YOGA CALM. LYNDSAY MORRIS, MED SCHOOL COUNSELOR [email protected] SUSAN WINTER , BA TEACHER [email protected] ENDZONEACADEMY.ORG. YOGA CALM ACTIVITY. Mindful Moment Cards Breathing Ball Chair Yoga. YOGA.

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Yoga calm

YOGA CALM

LYNDSAY MORRIS, MED

SCHOOL COUNSELOR

[email protected]

SUSAN WINTER , BA

TEACHER

[email protected]

ENDZONEACADEMY.ORG


Yoga calm activity

YOGA CALM ACTIVITY

  • Mindful Moment Cards

  • Breathing Ball

  • Chair Yoga


Yoga calm

YOGA

  • Yoga is a practice – one done by Hindus, Buddhists, Muslims, Jews, Christians, pagans, atheists – anyone!

  • Yoga is not a religion.

    • To say yoga is a religion is like saying school choir singing is a religion.

  • Globally, many organizations have incorporated yoga – health clubs, businesses, churches, physical therapy offices, hospitals, schools and more.

  • 15-20 million Americans in practice.

  • Hundreds of schools adopting yoga into curricula.


Yoga is a comprehensive approach to wellness

Yoga is a Comprehensive Approach toWellness

  • Breathing

  • Exercise

  • Relaxation

  • Positive Thinking/Mindfulness

  • Lifestyle


Why yoga for children

Why Yoga for Children?

  • Nearly one in three U.S. high school students fail to graduate with a diploma.

  • Approximately 1.2 million students drop out each year.

    • One student every 26 seconds.

  • The majority of employers and college professors say today’s high school graduates do not have the skills needed to succeed.


The need for balanced education

The Need For Balanced Education

Social Skills/Emotional Support

Academics

Physical


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The Need For Balanced Education

Social Skills/Emotional Support

Academics

Physical


Top 10 skills desired by fortune 500 companies

Teamwork

Problem-solving skills

Interpersonal skills

Oral communication

Listening

Personal & Career Development

Creative Thinking

Leadership

Goal setting & motivation

Writing

Top 10 Skills Desired by Fortune 500 Companies


What is yoga calm

What is Yoga Calm?

  • Integrated approach to physical, mental, and emotional health.

  • Complete system with physical yoga, social/emotional skill development, mindfulness, story telling, and counseling activities.

  • Guided by wellness principles.

  • Over 60 activities and lesson plans.

  • Can be taught anywhere by anyone.


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What is Yoga Calm?


Why yoga calm

Child’s Emotional Needs

YOGA CALM

Child’s Mental Needs

Child’s Physical Needs

Why Yoga Calm?


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YOGA CALM ACTIVITY

  • Roots

  • Tree

  • Tree Challenge

  • Tree Circle


Guided by wellness principles

Guided By Wellness Principles

Stillness

  • Quieting the mind and body.

  • Self-awareness.

  • Sensitivity.

  • Self-control and self-regulation.


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Guided By Wellness Principles

Listening

  • What the heart, mind and body have to say.

  • Developing self-understanding, discrimination, self-regulation, and imagination.

  • Reduces the chance of injury and self-destructive behavior.


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Guided By Wellness Principles

Grounding

  • Physically connecting to the earth.

  • Being physically present in the body.

  • Developing a sense of competence, physical safety, and security.

  • Balance and other healthy sensory-motor functions: building blocks for academic, behavioral and emotional growth.


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Guided By Wellness Principles

Strength

  • Physical: helps prevent injury and disease and develops capability, confidence, and self-esteem.

  • Mental: teaches positive self-talk, respecting boundaries, and monitoring the things taken into the mind and body.

  • Emotional: ability to feel, identify, and express feelings without harming oneself or others.


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Guided By Wellness Principles

Community

  • Nurtures the ability to give and receive support.

  • Develops compassion, communication and cooperative skills.


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YOGA CALM ACTIVITY

  • Communication Game

  • Guided Relaxation


Questions

Questions?


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The End Zone Academy (EZA) equips teens with the life skills they need to become successful members of society through interactive lessons, activities, play, music, yoga, and community service.

End Zone Academy is unique. Here are some general terms that illustrate EZA :

Life Coaches for pre-teens/teens

Interactive Group Counseling

Therapeutic Exercise- Strong Hearts, Minds, & Bodies

Teaching/learning through play, music, & community service


Offerings

OFFERINGS

The heart of our program:

Life Skills Classes

Yoga Calm Classes

Life Skills Camps (Summer, Spring Break, and School Closure Days)

Yoga Calm Camps (Summer, Spring Break, and School Closure Days)

Extras:

Birthday Parties

Parent Consulting

Tutoring Workshops

Pre-teen/Teen Hang-outs


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YOGA CALM

LYNDSAY MORRIS, MED

SCHOOL COUNSELOR

[email protected]

SUSAN WINTER , BA

TEACHER

[email protected]

ENDZONEACADEMY.ORG


Research support for school yoga

Ability to relax (Angus, 1989)

Decreased resting heart rate (Narendran, Raghuraj, Nagarathna,1997)

Concentration skills (Hopkins, 1979)

Increased attention span (Zipkin, 1985)

Discipline (Slovacek, Tucker, Pantoja, 2003)

Increased self-esteem (Slovacek, Tucker, Pantoja, 2003)

Increased body / self image satisfaction (Clance, Mitchell, Engleman, 1980)

Academics (Benson, Wilcher, Greenberg, Huggins, Ennis, Zuttermeister, 2000; Zipkin, 1985)

Mental and emotional health (Slovacek, Tucker, Pantoja, 2003)

Improvement in Static Motor Performance (Telles, S., Hanumanthaiah, B., Nagarathna, R. and Nagendra, H.R., 1993)

Improvement in hyperactivity/impulsiveness (Jensen & Kenny, 2004)

Research Support for School Yoga


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