The first research-based text intended to help teachers and practitioners implement mindfulness and yoga programs in schools.
Mindfulness and Yoga in Schools provides a comprehensive review of the literature on mindfulness and yoga interventions, along with detailed steps on how to implement yoga and mindfulness-based programs in school settings. Topics include training requirements, classroom set-up, trauma-sensitive practices, existing interventions, and possible solutions to common obstacles.
The text presents a conceptual framework for cultivating embodied self-regulation in students and teachers that is distilled into twelve embodied practices. The clear, easy-to-follow methodology integrates theory, empirical evidence, and practical application.
“This book consolidates a great deal of information related to the conceptual underpinnings and practical application of contemplative practice. It offers a welcome addition to the burgeoning literature on how contemplative practices may be used for the benefit of students and those who work in educational contexts.”
Joshua C. Felver, Syracuse University, Canadian Journal of School Psychology
- Presents a rationale for integrating mindfulness and yoga programs into schools
- Features a thorough examination of the efficacy of mindfulness and yoga in reducing stress and enhancing student engagement
- Details how to plan for and implement specific techniques and comprehensive programs in the classroom
- Contains photographs, scripts, and figures to help implement your own programs
- Includes a tool for assessing and cultivating teacher and student self-care
A Model for Self-Regulation and Engagement
Part One sets the stage for mindfulness and yoga interventions in schools. This section reviews the conceptual model of self-regulation and engagement, addresses the risks and outcomes associated with a lack of self-regulation, and offers tips for implementing mindfulness and yogic practices.
Yoga and Mindfulness Interventions In School Settings: A Critical Review
Parts Two and Three explain the philosophical underpinnings of mindfulness and yoga, and offer a critical review of mindfulness and yoga interventions in schools.
Mindful Self-Care for Students and Teachers
Part Four addresses mindful self-care for students and teachers. This section introduces the mindful self-care scale — a framework for actionable self-care goals — and provides closure for the text.