Balancing the Nervous System

For many children, their behavior is unintentional and unplanned. Their behavior while disruptive and difficult to manage, is most often motivated purely as an attempt at communicating a need and reflecting their internal state. Our most primary need? Safety. Their external behavior is communicating a loud resounding message of, “I do not feel safe right […]

Understanding Your Brain

Along with teaching educators and students the actual practices of breath, movement and mindfulness, understanding the science of what you are doing strengthens the practice as well as the degree of “buy-in.” When you begin to recognize and appreciate that YOU are able to hack into your nervous system and create real changes, it is […]

Simple Beginnings

Sometimes we are afraid to start something new. Fear of the unknown. Fear of the commitment. Sometimes we are reluctant to start something new because we are not even sure it will be worth the time and effort. So “why bother?” In regards to mindfulness, the research is pretty clear. Improvement in behavior, mood, temperament, […]

Educate 2B: Science and Excitement to Share

It is so exciting to be part of the growing movement, bringing yoga and mindfulness into schools. This month, our programs were recognized by The Bergen Record, a major newspaper in the northern New Jersey area. It was fun to be interviewed and photographed with all of the children, but the greater joy for me, […]