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Marie is Pretzel Kids Yoga Certified.

So what, exactly, is Pretzel Kids®? To kids, we’re fun, fun, fun! To parents, we are the answer to helping your children stay physically fit and deal more effectively with the pressures of school and peers. We’re all that and more. Our proven curriculum and amazingly fun yoga program incorporates traditional yoga postures with imaginative yoga games and relaxation techniques. All told: children laugh, learn, exercise, breathe and relax. Better yet, they leave classes with big SMILES on their faces. Let’s all say OM to that! For more information on Pretzel Kids®, please go to
www.pretzelkids.com

Pretzel Kids® is a registered trademark of The Write Move LLC.

Yoga and mindfulness offer psychological benefits for children as well. A growing body of research has already shown that yoga can improve focus, memory, self-esteem, academic performance, and classroom behavior, and can even reduce anxiety and stress in children.

While the implementation of school-based mindfulness programs for children in grades K through 12—such as Inner Resilience, Mindful Schools, Learning to Breathe, and Mind Up to name just a few—is becoming more popular, empirical research proving the benefits of mindfulness is only beginning to emerge and more rigorous research will be needed over the coming decades.

Mindfulness is a powerful tool that supports children in calming themselves, focusing their attention, and interacting effectively with others, all critical skills for functioning well in school and in life. Incorporating mindfulness into education has been linked to improving academic and social and emotional learning. Also, mindfulness strengthens some underlying development processes—such as focus, resilience, and self-soothing—that will help kids in the long run.

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