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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Co-Regulation and Hoberman Sphere

What should you do when an agitated child refuses to do any breathwork…
September 25, 2018/by Stephanie Kennelly

A Peaceful Wake Up Routine For An Easy School Transition

A few mindfulness strategies can adjust your morning schedule…
September 4, 2018/by Samantha Moe

Move Mindfully® Essential Oil Blend

Our team believes that essential oils have the power to support…
August 28, 2018/by Stephanie Kennelly

Creating an Interactive Mindful Space

 As a mental health therapist, it is important to create an…
August 21, 2018/by Katie Mac Jurado

Introducing Breathing with Hand Tracing

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

Trauma Informed Mindfulness Practices

We believe mindfulness practices meet the needs of every body.…
July 18, 2018/by Stephanie Kennelly

Move Mindfully Sleep Routine

When working with youth we always ask, "How many of you have…
July 10, 2018/by Stephanie Kennelly

Block Creek and Outdoor Play

Are you looking for a fun, team building activity to take outside?
Block…
July 3, 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

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

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

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

What is the best strategy to connect with others through breath?
Back…
August 21, 2017/by Stephanie Kennelly

Building Community and Trust Walk

Are you thinking of fun ways to build community in your classroom?
Trust…
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

Students visit Regions Hospital

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

Self Care 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

"They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how…
June 12, 2017/by Stephanie Kennelly

Student Testimonials

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

Partner Poses and Connection

What does the body need? If the body needs connection, we can…
May 29, 2017/by Stephanie Kennelly

Move Mindfully Card Deck and Choice

"I'd like my students to do yoga, but I have no idea where to…
May 22, 2017/by Stephanie Kennelly

Spring Energy and Shaking

It's that time of year when summer vacation is within sight.…
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

5 Daily Happiness Practices

If you could articulate in one sentence or even one word, what…
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

A Breath of Fresh Air

Bringing mindfulness and movement into the classroom
Winter…
April 1, 2017/by Stephanie Kennelly

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

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

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