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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Yoga Calm and Interventions for Teachers

“Teaching is not what it used to be,” says a 40-year veteran…
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 number of days left remaining in the school year quickly…
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

Think about a situation where it felt like it took every last…
May 1, 2017/by Brooke Campbell

Essential Oils and Classroom Environment

When planning your work with children, do you ever consider sense…
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

People will often ask me, I want to implement Yoga Calm… but…
April 10, 2017/by Stephanie Kennelly

Interventionists and Child Pose

As an English as a Second Language Teacher, I teach many small…
April 3, 2017/by Julia Linehan

Buddha Boards and Breaks

In Yoga Calm we talk about the importance of yoga based movements…
March 27, 2017/by Stephanie Kennelly

Yoga Calm and Early Childhood

People are often surprised when I tell them that I teach breathing,…
March 20, 2017/by Chrissy Mignogna

Balancing Routine and Standardized Testing

Life is a balancing act.

In Yoga we think of balance as an…
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

Complaint Free and Persuasive Writing

In Yoga Calm, mindfulness is awareness. Aware of our thoughts.…
February 27, 2017/by Stephanie Kennelly

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

Waiting is hard. Imagine you are in line. You are in line with…
February 6, 2017/by Stephanie Kennelly

Mindfulness and Travel

Encouraging family bonding and creating lasting memories are…
January 30, 2017/by Sarah Fazendin

Back Drawing and Geometry

After the birth of my first son, I took a baby massage class.…
January 23, 2017/by Stephanie Kennelly

ADHD and Peaceful Parenting

I feel so lucky that my daughter is part of Ms. Kennelly’s…
January 16, 2017/by Jessica Smith

Warrior II and New Years Resolutions

How do you move into a new year? Reflect on the past? Set goals…
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

We are ending 2016 shining brightly! This week we focused on…
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

Are you teaching “small groups”? Rotating through reading…
December 12, 2016/by Stephanie Kennelly

Calming Routine and Taking Breaks

All spaces need a place devoted to Calm. In a world that never…
December 5, 2016/by Stephanie Kennelly

Trickster and Text Connections

After rather intense (and rather heavy) couple of weeks, I thought…
November 27, 2016/by Stephanie Kennelly

Gratitude and Family Meals

Yoga Calm, although written as a curriculum for students, truly…
November 21, 2016/by Stephanie Kennelly

Community and Tree Circle

There have been a lot of words written this past week. Shocked…nervous…furious…hateful……
November 14, 2016/by Stephanie Kennelly

Yoga Calm Principles and Intentions

In Yoga practices and in many Yoga Calm lesson plans, instructors…
November 7, 2016/by Stephanie Kennelly

Pinwheel Breath and Engineering

I introduced pinwheel breathing  the first week of school, but…
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

I see the beauty. Minnesota Fall. Mother nature’s own chorus…
October 17, 2016/by Stephanie Kennelly

Mindful Moment Cards and Equity

Recently our staff underwent a poverty simulation experience.…
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

Personal Development…In the 90’s we were “Awaking the Giant…
September 27, 2016/by Stephanie Kennelly

Volcano Breath and Morning Meeting

You may be thinking… okay Stephanie your classroom is super…
September 20, 2016/by Stephanie Kennelly

Mountain Pose and Line Basics

We say in Yoga Calm, “educating heart, mind and body”. I…
September 12, 2016/by Stephanie Kennelly

3 Tips for a Yoga Calm Classroom

Hello! My name is Stephanie Kennelly and I am a third grade teacher…
September 8, 2016/by Stephanie Kennelly