Deanna, Daniel Boone Elementary

Many of our families come from war afflicted countries and have witnessed tradegy first hand. In my class, I am privledged to work with many children with special needs, newcomers and refugees. With increasing academic demands my children are often stressed and need a relaxing exercise to get them refocused.

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Brittany, Yorktown Middle School

A Yoga Foster grant will help meet the needs of these students, and provide them the training to help self-monitor and cope with the stress of their lives. It will also help the broader community, because implementing yoga typically sparks a trickle-down effect

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Kristen, Seventh Fifth Elementary

I strive to incorporate mindfulness into the school day. I am interested in research and practice around trauma sensitive schools and teaching. We know that many of our students have experienced trauma and mindfulness practices help to center them so they can focus on academics

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Gina, Oak Grove Elementary

I am especially interested in bringing this "quiet" exercise into my gym class for the students with special needs and those who are sensitive to loud noise. I want to provide them with an activity that will calm them, rather than stress them out, which often times happens with the noise level in the gym. --

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Beth, Quidnessett Elementary

I would love to be able to offer students yoga classes during indoor recess during the winter months. I would share knowledge and practices with the faculty community. This would assist the faculty to increase their own quality of life as well as give them to opportunity to share/practice mindfulness with the student community.

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