Blog: Step-By-Step Tips for Implementation

Follow teachers’ journeys as they integrate mindfulness, movement and social-emotional learning into their work with students.

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Creating an Interactive Mindful Space

 As a mental health therapist, it is important to create an…
October 21, 2020/by Katie Mac Jurado

Join us for Foundation Training

Are you feeling the struggle each day to keep your head above…
September 30, 2020/by Stephanie Kennelly

Fear into Courage

How can you turn fear to courage?
As we transition back to school,…
September 16, 2020/by Chrissy Mignogna

Self Compassion

We all hear a lot about the importance of self-care.
It seems…
September 7, 2020/by Chrissy Mignogna

Creating Connection during COVID

How can we create connections during a pandemic?
As part of…
September 1, 2020/by Chrissy Mignogna

Move Mindfully® Card Deck

"This is the perfect tool to support mindfulness, movement, and…
August 11, 2020/by Stephanie Kennelly

Move Mindfully® Early Childhood Card Deck

Early Childhood environments allow us to use self regulation…
August 10, 2020/by Chrissy Mignogna

Mindful Walking for Early Ed.

Preschoolers can experience Mindful Walking with these Easy Steps
July 28, 2020/by Stephanie Kennelly

Dealing with Uncertainty

How can we deal with uncertainty?
Whether we are educators,…
July 21, 2020/by Chrissy Mignogna

Health and Healing for All

Resources for Physical, Emotional, and Mental Well-Being
May 29, 2020/by Stephanie Kennelly

Entrenamiento de manejo de estrés durante el coronavirus

MM Explanation of the Brain_SPAN

MM Peaceful Parenting SP…
May 29, 2020/by Stephanie Kennelly

Mindfulness and Technology

It's a love/hate relationship with technology.
During distance…
May 19, 2020/by Erin Walsh

Eye Yoga

Technology use can take a toll on our eyes. Practicing “Eye…
May 12, 2020/by Jenny Wood

Earth Day Routine

We know that being in nature is vital for our overall well-being.…
April 22, 2020/by Chrissy Mignogna

Sleep Routine

"How many of you have trouble sleeping?"
It is not surprising…
April 13, 2020/by Stephanie Kennelly

Family Friendly Practices

Try these simple self-compassion practices with the whole family!
April 8, 2020/by Chrissy Mignogna

Online Learning Tips

It's the first day of online school... 
Now what? If you are…
April 1, 2020/by Stephanie Kennelly

Mindful Walks

Mindful walks create a rhythm to start the day.
It’s a Tuesday…
March 24, 2020/by Stephanie Kennelly

Move Mindfully® Foundation Trainings

Register now for our June Training!
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March 9, 2020/by Stephanie Kennelly

The Pause and Mindful Beginnings

The Pause is a mindful beginning that creates a sense of rhythm…
February 18, 2020/by Stephanie Kennelly

Class Parties and Special Events

To the nervous system, excitement and fear feel the same.
February 5, 2020/by Stephanie Kennelly

Trauma Responsive Practices

Mindfulness practices meet the needs of every body. Our trauma…
January 22, 2020/by Stephanie Kennelly

Mindful Movement Begins Early

Move Mindfully® Works for Washington County's Youngest…
January 14, 2020/by Stephanie Kennelly

District 833 Mindfulness Curriculum

District 833 mindfulness curriculum starts with early grades
November 20, 2019/by Stephanie Kennelly

Mindful Moment Cards

“How was your weekend?”
A phrase that most of us mindlessly…
October 22, 2019/by Stephanie Kennelly

Early Childhood After Lunch Routine

The transition from lunch to learning can be difficult.
October 12, 2019/by Stephanie Kennelly

Dakota County SHIP Grants

Funding Available for Dakota County, MN Public Schools
September 25, 2019/by Stephanie Kennelly

Forward Folds

What happens when forward folds do NOT have a calming effect?
September 17, 2019/by Johanna McGough and Katie Novak

Yoga Calm® International

Mindfulness and Movement can translate into any culture.
September 16, 2019/by Leah Shuyler

Donors Choose for Funding

Donors Choose can fund your professional development.
I was…
June 19, 2019/by Amanda Block

Performance Routine

Do nerves get the best of you before a performance?
Band, choir,…
May 28, 2019/by Stephanie Kennelly

PeaceMaker MN

PeaceMaker MN made Move Mindfully® implementation a reality.
May 20, 2019/by Stephanie Kennelly

End of the Year Behaviors

The end is near. And we're losing it.
As we enter the last few…
May 13, 2019/by Kathy Flaminio

School Wide Implementation of Move Mindfully®

Change is hard. School wide change is... really hard.
It's been…
April 30, 2019/by Sarah Singleton

High School Students and Move Mindfully®

How can all high school students receive mindfulness and movement…
April 9, 2019/by Tanya Holub

From Tired to Awake

School can be tiring sometimes.
Maybe in an elementary school…
February 19, 2019/by Stephanie Kennelly

Snow Day Routine

When the weather limits our time outside, stir crazy energy can…
January 30, 2019/by Stephanie Kennelly

After Recess Routine

When parents mirror classroom interventions at home... magic…
January 15, 2019/by Sarah Singleton

Volcano Breath

Breath work allows us to set an intention and align our body…
November 15, 2018/by Stephanie Kennelly

Getting Started with Move Mindfully®

You want to bring Move Mindfully® to your school, but how do…
November 6, 2018/by Tanya Holub

Burnsville-Eagan-Savage District elementary students “Move Mindfully”

Elementary students in the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage District are…
October 21, 2018/by Stephanie Kennelly

Move Mindfully® Essential Oil Blend

Essential oils support self care both in adults and children.
August 28, 2018/by Stephanie Kennelly

Hand Tracing Breathing

Have you wondered, where is the best place to start when teaching…
July 25, 2018/by Stephanie Kennelly

North Dakota Human Services

People working in family services, counseling, foster care, and…
July 24, 2018/by Stephanie Kennelly

Success in Juvenile Services Center

These practices allow youth to be more present to work on their…
June 26, 2018/by Stephanie Kennelly

Occupational Therapists and Move Mindfully®

Occupational Therapists support our youth to fully participate…
April 3, 2018/by Stephanie Kennelly

Child’s Pose and Lockdown Drills

“Teachers, please secure the door to your classroom.”
March 27, 2018/by Stephanie Kennelly

Pratt Community School

A Minneapolis school is turning to Yoga Calm to help kids manage…
February 5, 2018/by Stephanie Kennelly

Fargo, North Dakota

Yoga Calm has arrived in some Fargo classrooms
A challenge…
January 4, 2018/by Stephanie Kennelly

Minnesota Parent- Ever Present

Children can focus better and manage emotions — at school and…
January 1, 2018/by Stephanie Kennelly

Stillwater Elementary Students Manage Stress With Yoga

Elementary students in Stillwater, MN participate in Move Mindfully…
December 19, 2017/by Stephanie Kennelly

Our “Why” and Explaining the Brain

“All of this yoga stuff- my students will never take it seriously.”
September 11, 2017/by Stephanie Kennelly

Yoga Bingo

Are you looking for a fun, yoga based movement game?
Yoga Based…
July 24, 2017/by Stephanie Kennelly

Adolescents and Move Mindfully®

How can we help our children navigate life’s challenges and…
July 10, 2017/by Stephanie Kennelly

Students Visit Regions Hospital

Third Graders visit Regions Hospital to share knowledge about…
June 26, 2017/by Stephanie Kennelly

Teachers and Move Mindfully®

You are the intervention.

“Teaching is not what it used…
June 26, 2017/by Stephanie Kennelly

Students and Move Mindfully®

This isn't one more thing... it is the thing.
This week, our…
June 5, 2017/by Stephanie Kennelly

Mindfulness Benefits Third Graders

As teachers are reflecting back on the success of the school…
May 31, 2017/by Stephanie Kennelly

Belly Breathing

Belly Breathing is the foundational breath to teach children.
April 10, 2017/by Stephanie Kennelly

Head on Desk

Mindful transitions are an important component of small group…
April 3, 2017/by Julia Linehan

A Breath of Fresh Air

Bringing Mindfulness and Movement Into the Classroom
April 1, 2017/by Stephanie Kennelly

Early Childhood and Move Mindfully®

Can Early Childhood students participate in Mindful Movement?…
March 20, 2017/by Chrissy Mignogna

The Chime

Today, choose joy.
Breath work allows us to set an intention…
November 21, 2016/by Stephanie Kennelly

Pinwheel Breath

What do you do when a student is stuck in a feeling of anxiety…
October 31, 2016/by Stephanie Kennelly


Autumn's Beauty. The streets are lined with a parade of color.
October 17, 2016/by Stephanie Kennelly

Pulse Count

Do you have students fighting the calming breaths?
October 3, 2016/by Stephanie Kennelly

Woodchopper Breath

Sometimes we need calming breaths... and sometimes we need releasing…
September 27, 2016/by Stephanie Kennelly

Mountain and Line Basics

The body is the vessel for learning.
“Keep your hands to yourself!”…
September 12, 2016/by Stephanie Kennelly