Introducing Yoga Foster for parents! A digital platform with live and pre-recorded mindful lessons for your student at home. Subscribe to receive exclusive live yoga classes, dozens of recorded meditations, and mindful activities for kids at home. Just $10/month! Designed for elementary students, and curated just for you. Visit the link in our bio to learn more!
31 Mar 2020
Our next free virtual community circle for educators will be held Wednesday, April 1 at 7:30p EST. Any educator is welcome to share their wins and challenges during this time. We’ll lead a guided mindfulness practice before diving into thoughtful discussion on how to stay well during this time of transitions. Link in bio to RSVP. Illustration by @lisacongdon
30 Mar 2020
It’s safe to say that we’re all feeling a bit uncertain about the weeks ahead. Take three minutes to settle your thoughts and feelings with this grounding meditation, led by @findyourbreath. More free resources available for kids and grownups on our Mindful Remote Learning page.
26 Mar 2020
Live class schedule! Here's what's available this week at Yoga Foster Mindful Remote Learning. All of these classes are taught by Yoga Foster staff, and available for free. Thursday, March 26 Join founder and Executive Director Nicole Cardoza for a family-friendly, 45-min yoga class! This week's class will focus on our balancing skills. Designed for elementary students and their grownups. Friday, March 27 Join founder and Executive Director Nicole Cardoza for a 10-minute seated meditation, designed for students. This week we'll use our breath to cultivate more calm in this hectic time. Saturday, March 28 Join Program Director Melissa Shah for a 45-min yoga class and guided reflection. The class will focus on relieving anxiety and stress in the body through breath and movement and end spending time connecting as a community. Enroll for these classes, and find pre-recorded classes in English and Spanish for kids and grownups on our website. Link in bio!
25 Mar 2020
This three minute meditation for kids (and their grownups) is designed to cultivate a sense of gratitude wherever you are. Join our Program Director Melissa for a few minutes of calm. More free resources like this are available on our Mindful Remote Learning page, with live and pre-recorded yoga and mindfulness classes available for educators, their students and their families!
24 Mar 2020
Our new Mindful Remote Learning site has NEW live and pre-recorded yoga and meditation classes for teachers and students, in English and Spanish! You can practice live with @yogafoster staff or our friends @ompractice (which is free for enrolled Yoga Foster teachers) or press play on pre-recorded yoga and meditation videos. Each class includes worksheets that you can include to extend the lesson with reflection, discussion questions or fun activities. Head over to our NEW website to check it out — link in bio for more!
24 Mar 2020
Join us every Wednesday night for a virtual community care session. This is an open, brave space for educators seeking connection and community during this challenging time. Join for a mindfulness practice and then an open, conscious conversation. Free — all educators welcome. Link in bio to RSVP.
23 Mar 2020
“The training uses a lot of encouraging, not expectant language, such as ‘it's possible to feel…’ and ‘you may or may not experience…’ I never felt like I ‘should’ feel a certain way. It always focused on tuning in into what it feels like in your body. Then you learn how to make choices about what to do next. I am excited to incorporate these elements into my teaching!” — Alexis, Federal Heights Elementary
19 Mar 2020
Tomorrow’s webinar is a bit different. We won’t be talking about our programs, or why yoga and mindfulness is so important for schools. We’ll simply gather to chat — about how we’re feeling, about remote learning, whatever you want to share. Any educator is welcome. You don’t have to use our programs to participate. Link in bio to sign up.
17 Mar 2020
We know how difficult the decision must be to close schools. On one hand, exposing students, teachers, administration and other essential staff is incredibly harmful. On the other hand, schools are the foundation of well-being for so many communities, offering more than just an education, but a place for meals, childcare, motivation, mental health support, community, and so much more. We are sending so much love to our educators and their classrooms across the country impacted. Over the next week, we’ll be unrolling virtual yoga and mindfulness classes (both live-streamed and pre-recorded) along with digital take-home content that teachers can use during their remote learning sessions. We recognize that this isn’t adequate considering how many students can’t learn remotely, and will continue to find other ways to support.
16 Mar 2020
Educator burnout and turnover is a major issue and affects educators, administration, students and parents. 55% of educators leave their profession because of dissatisfaction and demoralization(!) We all inherently know we need to take care of ourselves, but sometimes it feels like there just isn’t enough time. Yoga Foster offers resources not only for the classroom but also for the educator – to help decrease burn out and build happy, healthy classrooms. Our semi-annual scholarship round has been extended to March 15! Learn more using link in bio!
09 Mar 2020
Send a warm welcome to @learningwithmrslambert, who just joined our programs to start a yoga club on Tuesday mornings before school begins! Do you run a yoga club at your school? Send some inspiration in the comments below. Repost @learningwithmrslambert "I’m so excited to be starting a Yoga Club at my school! I have wanted to for a long time now, but didn’t know where to start. My PE coach sent me the info for @yogafoster and they have everything I need! I can’t wait to complete my training and start with the kiddos at my school. Do you run a club at your school? Comment your tips below!"
03 Mar 2020
This is a difficult time of year for educators and students alike. It can feel like there's never enough time to stop and take a deep breath. However, even just one minute of focused breathing is proven to alleviate feelings of anxiety and worry. It doesn't change the hectic schedule, but it can help us change how we respond to it all. Tell us how you're prioritizing moments of stillness in your busy schedule 👇🏾 (Inspired by these students taking deep breaths in Amanda's classroom in Madison, WI.)
28 Feb 2020