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Move Mindfully

Move Mindfully
October 4, 2019 Stephanie Esser
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Move Mindfully®

As a former Elementary Educator and Yoga Calm® Youth Instructor, I was driven to share the tools of regulated movement, mindfulness, breathing and relaxation in a setting that impacted the most amount of children, so I reached out to the guru, Kathy Flaminio. Kathy created a proactive behavioral intervention program called Move Mindfully® which is an on-site, 5-week school residency to help meet the physical, emotional and mental health needs of students and school communities. As a Move Mindfully® Instructor, I was able to introduce these practices to hundreds of students, teachers, and support staff and am convinced that now is the time to reframe our approach to education and teach to the whole child (mind, body & heart). These research-based strategies and tools work to harness student energy in the classroom to promote a supportive and efficient environment for learning. Schools are a great environment to show how these practices can be done anywhere, anytime and with anyone. It introduces simple, yet effective tools for students, teachers, and staff to create a calm and connected school community as well as carry on these self-awareness and self-regulation skills throughout life. I only wish I had learned this stuff when I was young! I believe that the goal of education is to prepare the next generation with the tools to respond to their world. As we continue to plunge forward at an increased pace of life, we need to provide our kids with the skills needed to thrive and feel calm, confident and connected to themselves and the world around them!

Read more about this program and how it’s empowering kids in one Minnesota school district!

“There are two gifts we should give our children; one is roots, and the other is wings.” 

~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe