Support your Students AND your Teachers
Receive Support Dealing with the Mental Health Crisis of Covid 19, Increase Motivation and Learning, Make a Difference in Children’s Life!
Research shows that mindfulness education lessons or techniques calm the mind and body, reduce the negative effects of stress or depression, and increase students’ ability to stay engaged!
Helping them to stay on track academically and avoid behavior problems, especially now during long periods of lockdown.
The benefits of mindfulness in schools extend to educators too!
The standards have increased at many levels, and the accountability for teachers has become such an issue, that they often feel overwhelmed. Not only do they teach the curriculum, but now they’re going to be managing the mental health of their kids online or in the classroom.
Stressed teachers often feel ineffective in classroom management. But by practicing mindfulness, teachers can learn emotional regulation techniques that can change the way they view their jobs and interact with their students. Both their psychological health and classroom environment improve by practicing mindfulness.
Challenges have grown for school social workers.
Still, it’s all about the kids, but why do we have more mental health issues?
- Single parenting. More grandparents and single moms asking for support.
- Big increase in extended families raising children.
- Fights at home, sometimes with the police involved.
- Mom doesn’t have any money for Christmas.
- Somebody coming to turn off the gas and electric.
- More districts with high poverty, (or fathers in jail.)
Trauma doesn’t discriminate.
Many kids are brilliant, have a support group that focuses on empowerment and still, they need tools to cope because of the stress and anxiety those kids feel. There can be so much pressure and distress from all sorts of events happening in their life.
Let us help you support both, teachers and students to receive the benefits of our mindfulness training.
Read what our students have to say:
“I felt like it was [easier] to calm myself if I was like nervous about something…or just like to deal with my stress.”
“Before you’re taking a test… relax and breathe and you don’t get as nervous or as tense.”
“I used breathing outside the classroom in my life to calm me down… if I was stressed or angry I would then do the breathing to calm me down and I will probably continue to do this…”
Mind Body Awareness
“I learned how to pay attention to how my body feels…”
“Respecting how my body works … the poses helped with gaining control over myself … yoga gave me a new perspective on my body and I have more control than I thought I did.”
“I have been eating healthier, more fruits and vegetables and not a lot of junk food; [e.g.] ice cream and candy…”
“I am fascinated by the culture of yoga, how people can change their lives and help themselves physically, emotionally … I am interested in learning more.”
“I have been a lot more happier lately … I feel like a better person, making better choices, and staying out of trouble.”
“It (yoga) has made a huge impact on our school…It is making our school a better place.”
More about Y.O.G.A For YOUTH:
Our curriculum addresses major components associated with diminishing fear, the root cause of anger, and increasing a belief in our students own greatness.
We are committed to alleviating violence, vandalism, substance abuse, obesity, eating disorders, teen pregnancy, sexual assault, bullying, suicide, poor grades and other self defeating behaviors that are prevalent among today’s youth.
Our Classes Support:
- Discipline & Respect
- Interest & Motivation
- Mental Disorder Management
- Peer & Other Social Interaction
- Weight & Exercise
- Chronic Condition Management
- Nutrition & Positive Eating Habits
- Substance Awareness
- Body & Sex Education (age appropriate)
- Focus & Determination
- Enhanced Study Habits
- Comprehension & Retention
- Class Participation
- Creative & Cognitive Thinking
- Stress & Anxiety Management
- Calmness & Confidence
- Mood Stability
- Self Worth & Accomplishment
- Body Image & Appearance
The curriculum has been created by Krishna Kaur at yogaforyouth.org, an amazing ambassador for youth since 1971.
Krishna Kaur – Founder & Lead Trainer
Krishna Kaur, a dynamic heart centered Yoga teacher, began studying with Yogi Bhajan in 1970 and has been teaching the art and science of Kundalini Yoga and Self Awareness for 40 years all over the world. She is certified by the 3HO Foundation and the Kundalini Research Institute as a Kundalini Yoga Teacher and Trainer of both Level I and II. She is the regional coordinator for 3HO Africa, which unites Kundalini Yoga in Africa.
Krishna founded Y.O.G.A. for Youth, a nonprofit dedicated to training yoga teachers to work with at-risk youth and creating yoga programs in schools and juvenile facilities. Krishna opened the first yoga center in South Central Los Angeles in 1971 and continues to train yoga teachers, teach workshops, and bring yoga to the underserved populations throughout the world.
A catalyst of many yoga-inspired movements including the International Association of Black Yoga Teachers and Sat Nam Street Players, Krishna has many commendations from local and state leaders. Krishna has a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Redlands where she graduated with honors.
For more information please contact:
Phone: 209 596 6465