Yoga & Mindfulness In Schools

The Yoga & Mindfulness In-School (YMS) Program offers Union County Schools a research-based curriculum featuring lessons that use the latest information about the brain to improve behavior and learning for all students.

Each lesson offers simple strategies for helping students focus their attention, improve self-regulation, build resilience to stress, and develop a positive mind-set.

YMS empowers students, teachers, and the community with yoga and mindfulness exercises to promote lifetime wellness.  Our goal is to foster social and emotional skills to reduce stress and anxiety for healthy happier lives in and out of school.

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Clinical studies show that starting a yoga practice at a young age can be filled with benefits for your child which include…

-Calm the mind, improve concentration, attention-span, learning ability and memory function.
-Build awareness of self, others and the wider world. Encourage empathy, tolerance and understanding.
-Regular asana practice improves posture, endurance, strength and flexibility.
-Visualization and breath work reduce anxiety and help kids to cope with stress of modern life.
-Balance the endocrine system for hormonal health.
-Help reduce risk of injury in sports and games.
-Breath work improves circulation, digestion and mental function.

The YMS founder, Kitia Dawn Chambers, has been practicing yoga for over 15 years and has been teaching yoga and mindfulness since 2014. She has two children, a 9 year old daughter and a 5 year old son. Kitia’s youth classes combine traditional yoga, mindful games, and sensory activities to create a balance between mind, body, and heart.