We teach kids how to read, add and subtract. Let’s teach them also how to self-regulate their emotions, along with physical and mental levels, toward academic and social success.
“I found [MOSST] extremely beneficial. I use aspects of this training in my daily life and for that I am grateful. Implementing these suggestions and techniques in my life and in my classroom life/world has been wonderful and I will continue to use them each day. It has helped me look at things in a different light. I truly hope all of this training and the staff yoga continues. It is very important to me. Thank you!” – Karyn Smith, The Post Oak School
Mindful & OHMazing® Strategies for Students and Teachers (MOSST)
Each day, students and teachers are faced with both visible and invisible stressors such as test anxiety, bullying, food insecurity, generational and situational trauma, as well as the biological transformations that naturally occur from birth to adulthood. These stressors can lead to depression, anxiety, anger management issues, difficulties with focus and attention, poor academic performance, and physical health problems. Research has shown that mindfulness and breath awareness can help students mitigate the effects of internal and external stressors so that they can participate fully in school and in life.
The MOSST curriculum toolkit supports the implementation and integration of a community-wide skill set of research-based and trauma-informed Mindfulness life-skills. These life-skills include tools and strategies such as intentional breathing, focused attention on thoughts and sensations, and movement routines that create compassionate self-regulation of emotions and energy levels.
MOSST is deliverable online live and recorded, in-person, or a hybrid approach, and includes:
Yogiños: Yoga for Youth® is an evidence-informed, OHMazing® interdisciplinary Registered Children’s Yoga School and wellness program in English, Spanish, and Sanskrit. We weave together mindfulness and movement with art, music, games, stories, and other sensory-integrated activities to promote flexibility, strength, balance, pro-social behavior, antibullying, and nutrition on and off the yoga mat. Yogiños: Yoga for Youth® is endorsed by Andrew Weil, M.D.