Our commitments to anti-racism and equity

Dear Friends,  In the last few weeks, the Yogiños: Yoga for Youth® leadership team and I have grappled with the realities of the ongoing issues with systemic racism, violence, and oppression toward BIPOC—and especially the circumstances and experiences of Black people—in our country. This led us to question how our mission to provide mindfulness and … Read more

3 Tips to STOP to Disrupt Habitual Thoughts and Actions

This article shares STOP as a mindful tool to disrupt habitual thoughts and verbal outrage, including 3 tips on how to use it in your daily life and with kids! by Elizabeth “Beth” Reese, PhD, E-RYT, RCYT, YACEP   As a mom of 3 kids, I do not like being late to school—and especially not … Read more

Catch the shift!

by Beth Reese, PhD, E-RYT, RCYT, YACEP During one of our online trainings last year with faculty from City Year in Chicago and Philadelphia, we taught a yoga-off-the-mat tool we call “Hand Hat.” Here youth breathe in reaching arms up, and breathe out as they clasp hands together resting hands on top of their head. … Read more

3 Breathing Tools for Pre-Schools and Beyond!

by Beth Reese, PhD, E-RYT, RCYT, YACEP Earlier this week I had the honor of leading a MOSST (Mindful and OHMazing® Strategies for Students and Teachers) training at Goldberg Montessori School in Houston. Similar to many schools and faculties I work with, a few teachers at Goldberg were already using some yoga poses and breathing … Read more

Mindfulness with Test-Taking: Five Tried and True Tips

by Beth Reese, PhD, E-RYT, RCYT, YACEP A few years ago I taught yoga and mindfulness at an urban Houston elementary school. The school was considered low-socioeconomic with a majority of English Language Learners. Additionally, It was a highly international and transient community. Growing up is already stressful enough without so many external factors.  During … Read more

OHMusings: Self-care as Self-less Love

While giving love, cards and gifts, let’s consider including ourselves in the celebration—and not just for Valentine’s Day, but everyday. by Beth Reese, PhD, E-RYT, RCYT, YACEP Self-care is never a selfish act—it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer to others.” – … Read more

Just keep sharing, just keep sharing!!!

by Beth Reese, PhD, E-RYT, RCYT, YACEP In the 2003 digital pic, Finding Nemo, Dory coaches Nemo to “just keep swimming“. Nemo, lost and in search of returning to family, hesitates and then eventually gets the importance of moving forward. You and I, me and you: let’s move forward in 2019 and create ripple effects about … Read more