Challenges In Today’s World

Brains are rewired

and are significantly less capable of focusing due to multi-tasking, media consumption & internet use.

Studies have shown that teaching mindful movement, breathing & focus have a positive & life changing impact on the lives of scholars.

Challenges In Today’s World

3.22 million kids7-17

have been treated for depression.
This is more than double the number from the previous 5 years.

Studies have shown that teaching mindful movement, breathing & focus have a positive & life changing impact on the lives of scholars.

Challenges In Today’s World

70% of parents

report that their children experience high levels of stress from school and homework.

Studies have shown that teaching mindful movement, breathing & focus have a positive & life changing impact on the lives of scholars.

Challenges In Today’s World

82% of adolescents

don’t get the recommended
amount of daily physical activity.

Studies have shown that teaching mindful movement, breathing & focus have a positive & life changing impact on the lives of scholars.

Selected Resources

Mindfulness

Depression levels decreased among ethnically diverse students who participated in a mindfulness program.

Frontiers in Psychology

Students (improved mindfulness, anxiety and creativity) and teachers (improved mindfulness, reduced interpersonal problems) both indicated significant benefits of participating in a school based mindfulness program.

NBC News

Schools in San Fransisco Unified are experiencing benefits of mindfulness such as suspensions decreasing 79% over four years.

Developmental Psychology

Pre-Kindergarten students who participated in a mindfulness program demonstrated prosocial benefits and earned higher end of year learning, socio-emotional development and health grades than their peers.

Wall Street Journal

Student participation in mindfulness programs has benefits including: 24% decrease in aggression, 15% improvement in math scores and improved classroom behaviors.

Mindfulness

Adolescents who participated in a school-based mindfulness program significantly reduced symptoms of depression.  This study suggests mindfulness has utility as a prevention and as a treatment for adolescents with depression.

Monterey Herald

Mindfulness in the Schools Catches On

Frontiers in Psychology

Mindfulness-based interventions for children and youths hold promise, particularly in relation to improving cognitive performance and resilience to stress.

UC Berkeley

Mindfulness in Education Research Highlights Greater Good

Harvard & American Medical Association Study

42% decrease in bullying after yoga program in school protocol.

University of Toronto

Mindfulness Increases Empathy in Children

Child Development Perspectives

Mindfulness programs improved executive functions such as attention control, emotion regulation and response to stress among elementary, middle and high school students.

Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology

Adolescents participating in an 8 week mindfulness-based stress reduction program reduced symptoms of anxiety, depression, and somatic distress, as well as increased self-esteem and sleep quality.

PubMed

Yoga practice improved lung function and reduced symptoms for children with asthma.

Journal of Adolescent Health

Teenagers who participated in an eight week yoga program significantly reduced eating disorder symptoms both during the program and at follow-up, four weeks after program completion.

Neuroimage

Long term meditators have significantly larger brain volume in areas associated with emotional regulation and response control.

Mayo Clinic

Meditation and Mindfulness can increase focus and a sense of calm according to the Mayo clinic.