Mindful Practices’ Cool & Calm Yoga is an innovative student program that brings movement, mindfulness, breath work and Social-Emotional Learning into the school setting in the form of an after school class. Along with the physical and emotional benefits of yoga, this program incorporates SEL strategies to help build student mind-body health, as well as self-awareness and self-regulation skills. A typical program runs for 10-12 weeks/semester and can take up to 20 students/class.
Hip-Hop Yoga is an upbeat and energizing after school program that fuses hip-hop dance and yoga into a fun and creative performance piece. The program offers students the mind-body focus of yoga combined with hip-hop’s high-energy, athletic choreography. Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) strategies are woven into the program format to provide students with stronger self-awareness, self-regulation and interpersonal skills. A typical programs runs for 10-12 weeks/semester and can take up to 20 students/class.
All of Mindful Practices’ student programs include SEL activities and games that help strengthen student self-awareness, self-regulation and interpersonal skills. Students are encouraged to examine and explore their range of emotions through age-appropriate activities, both individual and group formats.
Primarily a during-the-day format, our SEL Program help students and teachers self-regulate and “keep their cool” in order to be more focused and “ready to learn” during the school day. Our belief is that relaxed teachers teach better and relaxed students learn better. An SEL school partner is assigned an SEL Coach, and throughout the yearly program, receives the following services: Teacher PD Training, SEL In-Class Coaching/Modeling, Student Wellness Workshops and Teacher/School Staff Wellness Workshops.
Mindful Practices provides fun, energetic and upbeat opportunities for students to move, breathe and build focus during the school day. Hip-Hop Yoga student assemblies can be an effective way for students to release stress and anxiety during testing periods, as well as a simple way to help build student mind-body health.
To help schools create a calm and focused climate and culture throughout the building, Mindful Practices provides a few different recess models based on each school’s needs. Mindful Practices can provide recess facilitation where a team of trained recess coaches monitor daily lunch/recess spaces and implement SEL-based strategies to manage student behavior and peer-to-peer relationships. Mindful Practices can also provide recess management services that train an already established, school-based recess team on how to utilize SEL-based strategies with students.