Mindfulness for a more Compassionate and Resilient City

By Zenisha Shah, CEI Intern The city of Flint, Michigan has a long history of crippling economic and environmental troubles. Water crisis, lead poisoning, and financial deficit are some of the challenges the city has faced in the past (CNN, 2016). In addition to the implementation of various policies, this crisis calls for non-conventional solutions as[…]

Yoga in Schools: Specific Postures, Sequences, and Lesson Plans

By Didi Dunin, CEI Intern, certified yoga instructor  Research shows that practicing yoga in schools has a number of benefits for students, including decreased stress; increased focus, self-regulation, and emotional cognition; and better academic performance (see Yoga in Schools Part 1).  What does yoga in schools look like? To ensure students are getting the maximum benefits[…]