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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Sensory Integration with Move Mindfully

Occupational Therapists are the heroes that encourage and…
April 3, 2018/by Stephanie Kennelly

Lockdown Drills and Move Mindfully

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

Beyond the Classroom: Yoga Calm in Juvenile Detention Centers & Other Settings

This approach makes Yoga Calm an especially good fit for the…
March 20, 2018/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

Relaxation and New Beginnings

The day after Labor Day. For so many children and families, this…
September 5, 2017/by Stephanie Kennelly

Back Breathing and Emotional Support

These days, it feels like we could all use some emotional support.…
August 21, 2017/by Stephanie Kennelly

Building Community and Trust Walk

Are you thinking of fun ways to build community in your classroom?…
August 7, 2017/by Stephanie Kennelly

Yoga Bingo and Games

Are you looking for a fun, movement based activity? Yoga Bingo…
July 24, 2017/by Stephanie Kennelly

Mindful Movement and Boys

Social emotional education can help our boys navigate through…
July 10, 2017/by Stephanie Kennelly

Accepting Blog Submissions

We will be posting our blog twice a month and would love to hear…
July 3, 2017/by Stephanie Kennelly

Yoga Calm and Interventions for Teachers

I challenge you to stand in your power and connect to your inner…
June 26, 2017/by Stephanie Kennelly

Closing the Year and Compliments

In India, people use the sanskrit word, Namaste, as a greeting.…
June 12, 2017/by Stephanie Kennelly

Yoga Calm and Their Words

I look at the calendar in disbelief. It is June! As I try to…
June 5, 2017/by Stephanie Kennelly

Partner Poses and Connection

These last days are hard. As the school year comes to a close,…
May 29, 2017/by Stephanie Kennelly

Move Mindfully Card Deck and Choice

As the school year continues on, I am finding myself using every…
May 22, 2017/by Stephanie Kennelly

Spring Energy and Shaking

Every spring, I feel like the Earth begins to vibrate. Frogs…
May 15, 2017/by Stephanie Kennelly

Happiness Recipe and Final Relaxation

What makes you happy? Or maybe a better question, what keeps…
May 8, 2017/by Stephanie Kennelly

Glitter Jars and Gratitude Breath

What strategies do you, and the youth you work with, have for…
May 1, 2017/by Brooke Campbell

Essential Oils and Classroom Environment

The sense of smell is such a powerful part of limbic system that…
April 24, 2017/by Stephanie Kennelly

Yoga Calm and Happiness

I have one question for you. Are you ready? If you could articulate…
April 17, 2017/by Lyndsay Morris

Breathing Ball and Routine

Are you interested in incorporating mindfulness into your daily…
April 10, 2017/by Stephanie Kennelly

Interventionists and Child Pose

Have you ever considered a mindful transition (for students and staff)…
April 3, 2017/by Julia Linehan

Yoga Calm and Early Childhood

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

Balancing Routine and Standardized Testing

Life is a balancing act.
In our Mindful Movement poses we think…
March 13, 2017/by Stephanie Kennelly

Ready to Learn and PLCs

Third graders are excitable people. As a teacher of young children,…
March 6, 2017/by Elizabeth Simmer

Safe Place Breathing and Calming Strategies

As a school counselor, I have many experiences with students…
February 20, 2017/by Kalli Holzwart

Mindful Practice and Headspace

Do you feel like your mind is continually bouncing from one thing…
February 13, 2017/by Stephanie Kennelly

Transitioning Routine and Standing in Line

This week we have been using the transitioning routine when waiting…
February 6, 2017/by Stephanie Kennelly

Mindfulness and Travel

By actively working on staying mindful while traveling and really…
January 30, 2017/by Sarah Fazendin

Back Drawing and Geometry

Countless scientific studies have proven that touch helps regulate…
January 23, 2017/by Stephanie Kennelly

ADHD and Peaceful Parenting

I have been working on healthy classrooms as a part of my professional…
January 16, 2017/by Jessica Smith

Warrior II and New Years Resolutions

We don’t want to be stuck in the past, or too far into…
January 9, 2017/by Stephanie Kennelly

Break and Breathe and Non-Verbal Cues

It’s been a “wonderful” winter break at home with my kids.…
January 2, 2017/by Amber Ringwelski

Star Pose and Mythology

If you're going to rise, you might as well shine!
I love the…
December 26, 2016/by Stephanie Kennelly

Mindful Snack and Friendly Letters

Across cultures, families come together during the holiday season…
December 19, 2016/by Stephanie Kennelly

Centering Routine and Small Group Instruction

This time of year, it can be difficult to stay centered. How…
December 12, 2016/by Stephanie Kennelly

Calming Routine and Taking Breaks

In a world that never seems to stop moving, we all need a place…
December 5, 2016/by Stephanie Kennelly

Trickster and Text Connections

Mindful Movement does not always need to be calm, slow and serious.…
November 27, 2016/by Stephanie Kennelly

Gratitude and Family Meals

Today, choose joy.
Although we work to bring Mindfulness and…
November 21, 2016/by Stephanie Kennelly

Community and Tree Circle

We must come together. As educators we know that a strong community…
November 14, 2016/by Stephanie Kennelly

Yoga Calm Principles and Intentions

What is your intention? Everything that happens, begins with…
November 7, 2016/by Stephanie Kennelly

Pinwheel Breath and Engineering

Have you seen a student stuck in a feeling of anxiety or anger?…
October 31, 2016/by Stephanie Kennelly

A Boy and A Bear and Leadership

The Roman philosopher Seneca said, “While we teach, we learn”.…
October 24, 2016/by Stephanie Kennelly

Tree Pose and Poetry

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

Mindful Moment Cards and Equity

“How was your weekend?” A phrase that most of us mindlessly…
October 10, 2016/by Stephanie Kennelly

Pulse Count and Math Talk

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

Woodchopper and Growth Mindset

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

Volcano Breath and Morning Meeting

Breath work allows us to set an intention and align our body…
September 20, 2016/by Stephanie Kennelly

Mountain Pose and Line Basics

As an educator, we are constantly thinking about learning as…
September 12, 2016/by Stephanie Kennelly

3 Tips for a Calm Classroom

Here we are- the first week of school! The newly waxed hallway…
September 8, 2016/by Stephanie Kennelly