For Educators

We provide professional development and self-care strategies via adult Brain Breaks, trainings and webinars. We also offer ongoing support for our partner districts and organizations. Continuing ed unit opportunities available.

For Students

We provide a range of free classroom resources that include learner Brain Breaks, health & wellness curricula,  and Virtual PE. Our mission is to promote social, emotional, and academic development for all learners.

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Adapting Brain Breaks for Young Learners with Special Needs

Originally Aired: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8 AT 11 AM PST / 2 PM EST

Erin Cooney


By special request from attendees:  During this 45-minute webinar, Erin will share a few strategies to modify Brain Breaks for young learners with special needs.

Erin Cooney

Director of Curriculum & Instruction & National Trainer

Erin Cooney is Director of Curriculum & Instruction at Pure Edge, Inc.  Erin travels around the country teaching simple self-care skills like breathing, mindful movement, and guided rest to students and teachers because she believes that taking care of ourselves is a powerful way to be the change we want to see in the world.  She earned a M.Ed. in Human Development and Psychology at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, and a B.A. in English from Gordon College.  She has studied yoga at the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute in Mysore, India and studied mindfulness for over a decade.  Erin lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband Garth & daughters Lucy & May.

"I believe teaching self-care strategies like breathing exercises, mindful movement, and rest during the school day helps students to access their inner resiliency, to overcome challenges and to focus on achieving their goals and dreams."