Jennifer makes recess a mindful space for all

Students at Frontier Elementary School have the flexibility of choosing to spend their recess in Jennifer Dahlgren's classroom where they learn to flex their bodies and relax their minds with yoga. Thanks to a full grant from Yoga Foster, Jennifer's students can find a calm place to practice yoga each and every day.

Jennifer applied and received a grant last fall to create a daily practice during recess to "bridge the gap between special education and general education students". The impact of her program was even featured in the local news!

"I have about 20 students regularly coming inside to do yoga during their recess, and it's cool to watch how they learn the movements and flows. This time gives them a moment each day to slow down and think about everything they are learning."

– Jennifer

Thanks to supporters like you, Yoga Foster can provide yoga mats, curriculum, a music playlist and more to support these yoga sessions taught every weekday afternoon for teachers like Jennifer, and others across the U.S.

StoriesNicole Cardoza