CK’s curriculum benefits all students, including those who often find themselves in aggressive or passive roles. Aggressive students who are more apt to bully find a release for their aggression through yoga; those who often find themselves victimized learn how to effectively and compassionately respond to conflict, as well as when to walk away and seek help.
Proven to Work
CALMING KIDS founded in the fall of 2004, was originally a pilot program at Boulder, Colorado’s Heatherwood Elementary School. A Harvard statistician studying the school’s 150 fourth and fifth grade students found Calming Kids effective in teaching children non-violent communication and a respect for their peers’ personal space.
An Interview with Dee Marie
First National Kids Yoga Conference, Washington D.C. — An interview with Creator and Director of CALMING KIDS, Dee Marie, MA, CYT, on the creation and evolution of CALMING KIDS and the School Yoga Education Movement.
BULLYING IN SCHOOLS
Edit: According to a 2001 study in the Journal of the American Medical Association, bullying and aggressive behavior are on the rise in American schools. CALMING KIDS is an effective solution, training school teachers, counselors, yoga teachers, and students how to use non-denominational yoga techniques to increase concentration, relaxation, and fitness as a means promoting non-violent communication and anger management.