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

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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Angela, William A. Morris IS 61

I am the Assistant Principal and this year I am lucky to have 350 6th graders. I would love to incorporate mindfulness and movement into the school day. We participate in PBIS ( Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports) and our committee meets to identify social and emotional needs of our students.

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Paolo, PS 335

Yoga has been something the students have been doing here for the past several years. However, the previous teacher who taught yoga has moved on, and the new teacher is willing to carry the yoga curriculum on.

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Abby, Sugar Creek Elementary

During our morning meeting, students and I lead each other through a series of asana postures and breathwork. Our classroom culture is influenced greatly by using breath to self-regulate and take care of ourselves and each other.

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Margaret, E. K. Powe Elementary

We know, however, we have many children that have experienced trauma in their lives and believe that using a mindfulness approach would help reduce anxiety, fear and negative feelings. We know this approach could have a positive and lifelong impact on on our students to help support them in times of stress.

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Cece, Easton School

Our student population come from low income homes where jobs are minimal and seasonal. The school provides a safe haven for the students, food, warmth, and social interaction with peers and adults that care. Yoga Foster will make a difference for all students

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Tina, Longleaf Elementary

As a Physical Education teacher, I believe that incorporating mindfulness and movement into the school day is very important. I feel that I have the amazing and unique opportunity to share the importance of Yoga with my staff and students.

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