Here's How Kristi Stays Healthy: Teacher Appreciation Week 2018

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This Teacher Appreciation Day, Yoga Foster is giving teachers free tools to practice self-care, including yoga classes, mindfulness sessions, reflection prompts and more. Each day this week we've featured a teacher from our community with their approach to staying well. Today, Kristi from Tennessee shares her thoughts on staying healthy, positive self-talk, and meditation.

1. What does self-care/wellness mean to you/look like for you?

Being the best mom I can be, first and foremost. Also, eating a healthy diet, drinking water,  finding a movement practice (either yoga, taking dog for a walk, elliptical, etc.), and getting quiet for at least 10 minutes plus per day. I limit my online usage, use positive self talk, and remind myself that all these things are a practice and they will look different each day based on my needs and energy.

2. What is your favorite way to replenish yourself?

Being in nature – and of course, a massage!

3. Are there any helpful tools Yoga Foster offers to support your wellness?

I am really enjoying the Headspace app. (Yoga Foster grant recipients receive a free one-year premium membership to Headspace – among many other things. Interested in joining out 2018 – 2019 programs? Apply here).

4. Do you have any tips for teachers for their wellness journey?

Practice – especially when you don't feel like it!

5. What is your favorite thing about teaching yoga/mindfulness to your students?

My favorite thing is giving them tools to appropriately manage and regulate their emotions, seeing them make connections, and helping to foster positive self body image.

Interested in receiving our free week of resources to practice self-appreciation from May 7 – May 11, 2018? Sign up here!

Nicole CardozaTAW