When I am stressed, yoga helps me to relax and regain my focus. It makes me feel cool, calm and confident.

- Linda, Grade 4

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Mindful Practices empowers teachers and students through yoga and wellness a more effective educational environment.

Mindful Practices brings a student-centered and culturally relevant approach to wellness education. The organization features educators, social workers, dancers and administrators who display versatility in their approach to engaging teachers, students and communities from all walks of life.

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Mindful Practices offers extensive and engaging programming for school districts, such as recess, after school and social-emotional learning programs, and professional development workshops.

Cooling Down Your Classroom Curriculum Guide

Mindful Practices definitive yoga and wellness classroom management guide offers over 190 pages of Yoga-centered wellness designed for teachers interested in cultivating a relaxed classroom environment. Strategies teach students skills that help them recognize and mindfully address their internal and external stressors, thus encouraging higher productivity and focused classroom behavior.

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Quiet a rowdy classroom. Energize drowsy students. Relax, breath, and return to a positive learning environment in minutes.

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  • CICS Bucktown students enhancing their literacy skills in today's after school program by creating games with yoga cards & alphabet dice. A fusion of critical thinking and physical movement!
  • The whole team at Mindful Practices gathered at their annual Fall team retreat. These are some talented and dedicated people. It's going to be an amazing year!
  • Mindful Practices Fall Employee Retreat 2013 Daily Schedule
  • One of Ericka Lashley's warm inspirational quotes... A great way to start your day!
  • The Tantillo's at Mindful Practices' Fall Employee Retreat
  • Carla and Brian work with their Large Yoga Pose Cards at Mindful Practices Fall Employee Retreat 2013
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  • Mindful Practices Fall Employee Retreat 2013
  • Mindful Practices Fall Employee Retreat 2013
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  • At the end of the retreat team members shared their favorite moments on the Favorite Memories Bulletin Board
  • The team stumbled upon this during a retreat hike in Michigan; it reminded us how nature brings out the extraordinary in all living beings. Namaste!
  • Yoga Freeze... In probably the coolest spot in Chicago!
  • Happy - smiling - little yogis!
  • Carla with MP's staff member Britton having fun at the Academy for Global Citizenship fund raiser.
  • Professional Development participants learning cotton ball breathing.
  • Mindful Practices helping a classroom cool down with yoga
  • Mindful Practices Team Member Isabelle teaching a Hip-HopYoga class to students
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  • One of Mindful Practices' Yoga Wellness programs in action
  • Writing PD postcards at Sandoval Elementary
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  • Hope Institute Chicago - Students love Yoga Day
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