Yoga and Mindfulness

Workshops and Individual Sessions

Power up your mind-body connection for optimal emotional wellbeing and stress reduction 

Ideal for groups of families, school enrichment classes, church classes, staff development trainings, and private parent-child sessions

Workshops/sessions can be brought to your location and tailored to desired emphasis and durantion

Available in English and Spanish 

Building Resilient Families Workshops

Coming soon!

with Diana Bermudez and Lisa Danahy of Create Calm

Based on Radiant Child® Yoga and resilience research  

Mental Health Benefits of Yoga, Mindfulness and Nutrition

Yoga Tree Sculpture

Yoga and Mindfulness Research

BOOK: The Mindful Child: How to Help Your Kid Manage Stress and Become Happier, Kinder, and More Compassionate. Kaiser Greenland (2010).

Mindfulness practice leads to increases in regional brain gray matter density. Holzel et al. (2011). Psychiatric Research: Neuroimaging, 191, p.36-43. The effect of mindfulness practice on memory, self-regulation, learning and perspective taking.

A qualitative analysis of beginning mindfulness experiences for women with post-traumatic stress disorder and a history of intimate partner violence. Bermudea et al. (2013). Complimentary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 19, p.104-108. 

Two studies reveal benefits of mindfulness for middle school students. Trafton (2019). MIT News. http://news.mit.edu/2019/mindfulness-mental-health-benefits-students-0826

Telles S. The Effect of Yoga on Mental Health of Children. In: Nayar U, editor. Child and Adolescent Mental Health. New Dehli: Sage Publications; (2012). p. 219–27

Büssing A, Michaelsen A, Khalsa SBS, Telles S, Sherman KJ. Effects of yoga on mental and physical health: a short summary of reviews. Evidence Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine (2012).  

Rabiner D. Does yoga help children with attention problems? Internet4Classrooms (2013).https://www.internet4classrooms.com/exceptional_children/ADHD_attention_deficit_disorder_does_y oga_help_children_with_attention_problems.htm

 van Pelt J. Yoga and children’s mental health. Social Work Today (2011) 11(6):8.

Khalsa SB, Hickey-Schultz L, Cohen D, Steiner N, Cope S. Evaluation of the mental health benefits of yoga in a secondary school: a preliminary randomized controlled trial. J Behavioral Health Services Research (2012) 39:1.

Balasubramaniam M, Telles S, Doraiswamy PM. Yoga on our minds: a systematic review of yoga for neuropsychiatric disorders. Front Psychiatry (2013) 3:117.


Yoga improves mood and decreases anxiety:

Effects of Yoga versus walking on mood, anxiety and brain Gaba levels: A randomized controlled MRS study. Streeter et al. (2010). Journal of Alternative and Complimentary Medicine, 16(11), p.1145-1152.

Effect of mindfulness and yoga on quality of life for elementary school students and teachers: research of a randomized controlled school-based study. Bazzano et al. (2018). Psychology Research and Behavior Management, 11, p.81-89.

Science shows meditation benefits children’s brain and behavior. Walton (2016). Forbes.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/alicegwalton/2016/10/18/the-many-benefits-of-meditation-for-children/#2616c7d5dbe3

Meditation and yoga and modulate brain mechanisms that affect behavior and anxiety-A modern scientific perspective. Krishnakumar et al. (2015).  Ancient Science, 2(1), p.13-15.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4769029/

Yoga effective at reducing symptoms of depression. Sliwa (2017). Neuroscience News.

https://neurosciencenews.com/yoga-depression-7247/

 

 

Nutrition

Why good nutrition may be the best antidepressants. Frye (2020). Psychology Today.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/articles/202002/why-good-nutrition-may-be-the-best-antidepressant

 From fear to guts: How the microbiomae fights anxiety. Frye (2020). Psychology Today.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/articles/201912/fear-guts-how-the-microbiome-fights-anxiety

The roots of mental longevity. Goldynia (2019). Psychology Today.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/articles/201906/the-roots-mental-longevity

Digesting the connection between food and mood. Phillips (2019). Counseling Today.

https://ct.counseling.org/2019/12/digesting-the-connection-between-food-and-mood/

 

BOOK: Change Your Brain, Change your Life. Amen (2015).

Self-care groups for professionals coming soon!