Mindfulness is maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of your thoughts, feelings and bodies. Research tells us that yoga practice in early childhood and elementary classrooms teaches children self-awareness, breathing techniques, how to deal with stress and mindfulness.
The most recent research conducted in elementary schools found that students who were part of a 12-week practice 4x a week showed decreases in their negative responses to emotions and stress.
That is exactly why mindfulness and yoga are built into The New E3 School’s program and the STREAMin3 curriculum model. Angela Phillips, of Angela Phillips Yoga works with our teachers and children to help them use these techniques everyday. It fits perfectly with the social-emotional focus of our curriculum. Click this link to check out Angela Phillips in action during The New E3 School’s yoga time!
Through yoga, we are giving children great tools to help them:
Calm their bodies
Be caring and kind to others
These are skills that will last a lifetime!
President & CEO
E3: Elevate Early Education & The New E3 School