Best Practices for Yoga in Schools

Editors: Traci Childress and Jennifer Cohen Harper

Best Practices for Yoga in Schools is a guide for yoga instructors, classroom teachers, school administrators, social workers, and anyone else interested in bringing yoga to children safely, and in a just and inclusive way. Based on the collective wisdom and experience of 23 contributors and four reviewers, this Best Practices Guide will support your capacity to implement top quality school-based yoga programs, with the potential to transform the educational environment and help students thrive in a wide variety of circumstances. Learn more about the guide in this YogaDork interview with editors Traci Childress Jennifer Cohen Harper, and listen to Jennifer describe the collaborative process of creating the guide in this Kids Yoga Academy Interview.

  • "This is a remarkable effort a sage, inspiring, pragmatic and well presented manual of best practices for every one seeking to provide 'safe, effective, inclusive, and sustainable' yoga classes in schools. The collective wisdom and experience is immediately apparent."

    John Kepner Executive Director: International Association of Yoga Therapists
  • "Best Practices for Yoga in Schools" is an invaluable resource for educators bringing yoga into school settings to promote positive student outcomes. Drawing upon what we know about child development & developmentally appropriate practice, the book offers clear guidance on how best to teach yoga to children & teens in school settings.”

    Patricia Jennings Professor at UVA Curry School of Education, author of Mindfulness for Teachers


Candy Blaxter
Bethany Butzer
Lily Cavanagh
Cheryl Crawford
Anne Desmond
Iona M Smith
Joanne Spence

Lisa Flynn
Lynea Gillen
Mayuri Gonzalez
Debby Kaminsky
Carol Kennedy
Vanessa CL Weiner

Sat Bir Singh Khalsa
Dee Marie
Michelle Kelsey Mitchell
Allison Morgan


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