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4 Ways to Support Kids Yoga in Schools

Nicole Cardoza

Children's yoga in schools has already proven to be a highly effective way to establish concepts of mindfulness, confidence, collaboration and creativity in students, yet it's often challenged by the media and others that don't quite understand. Here's how you can lend your support to the cause - even if you're not a yogi!

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  • Lindsey Smith

    I think that one of the first steps on integrating yoga and other meditation tactics into schools is bringing up the possibility of practicing in gym classes to school boards and city councils. Also, it would be great if a teacher could start an after school yoga club to show higher educators the success and influence of the practice. What do you think is the first steps?

    • Nicole Cardoza

      Definitely! We work to encourage these programs in NYC and that's how we approach it - encouraging it as a test. That's why we provide programs for free through volunteers to help raise awareness of its benefits with no investment from the educational budget.

      We also work primarily in afterschool programs because they're more flexible in terms of timing and structure.

      • Lindsey Smith

        That's super cool! Great work :)