Mindfulness and yoga free local students from stress.
"... Solvang founded the nonprofit Growing Minds in 2010 and developed a curriculum to align with the National Health Education Standards and CASEL's Core Competencies, a system that addresses academic, social and emotional competence in students.
Flaherty is one of Growing Minds' ten instructors who teach breathing and other types of exercises in schools. Instructors collaborate with teachers to offer the lessons for up to four years, with the goal that teachers will continue the lessons on their own in the classroom.
Across town on a Monday morning at Atwater Elementary in Shorewood, distractions tempt students like a siren song. Janet Reinhoffer, another Growing Minds instructor, conducts a lesson in breathing techniques with a group of third-graders whose diverse personalitites poke through their wardrobe choices..."
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