Elementary and Middle School Program
Our school program helps children practice mindfulness while developing the essential skills for a lifetime of health and wellness. Yoga practice helps them handle the stresses of everyday life and provides students with healthy ways to express and balance their emotions and find mental clarity. Yoga encourages community, connectedness and responsibility that also enhances social interaction. Through the practice of yoga, school teachers and children create an atmosphere of confidence, enthusiasm and non-competitiveness where everyone can succeed physically, academically and creatively.
We currently provide our mindfulness and yoga programs at Blackshear Elementary School, Austin Achieve, Fulmore and Pearce Middle Schools. We will begin offering classes at Williamson and Zavala Elementary Schools for their summer programs beginning in June. and at IDEA Middle School in the Fall 2014. In addition to working with children, we have been offering classes to teachers and administrators at Blackshear Elementary School.
Art of Peace Youth Program
Our Youth Wellness Program provides yoga therapy to at-risk teens in high schools, many of whom have experienced significant loss, trauma, abuse and/or neglect in their lives.
Rehabilitative Justice Program
Through the Prison Yoga Program we aim to establish connections with these men and women who have been physically severed from the larger community, and welcome them into — at the very least — the yoga community.