“How Relaxation and Mindfulness are Helping Kids Self Regulate”, an article by Angela K. Evans in the Boulder Weekly, October 20, 2016:

Often, someone will stop Dee Marie on the street in Boulder and say, “Hey, you were the yoga lady at my [school]. I still remember to breathe when I get tense. I still remember the things we learned.”As the founder of CALMING KIDS (CK): Creating a NonViolent World, Dee Marie has been teaching yoga in Boulder Valley schools for more than a decade. Centered around the Sanskrit word ahimsa, which she translates as “non-violence towards self and others,” her curriculum is part of a national effort to combat violence in schools. October is designated Stop America’s Violence Everywhere (SAVE) month by American Medical Association (AMA) Alliance. Started in 1995, AMA Alliance members have implemented more than 700 SAVE projects around the country.As the SAVE representative for the state of Colorado, Dee Marie, a long-time member of the AMA Alliance, started CALMING KIDS in 2004 in response to a growing concern with the increasing number of school shootings taking place around the country.“We did four years of study to prove that if we teach in the schools, we can decrease violence and help children with relaxation and self-regulation,” she says.   READ MORE…

CALMING KIDS YouTube Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoRIlFSwXU-j5Cq4lRl3oIg

Longmont Community Foundation 2019 Grant Recipient:

Congratulations to Alchemy Grant Recipients

Here are links to articles and interviews with Dee Marie on a local radio station, KGNU:

http://news.kgnu.org/2015/05/impact-of-yoga-on-physical-transitions/

http://news.kgnu.org/2015/04/womyn-air-yoga-therapy-to-combat-violence/

http://www.kgnu.org/metro/4/27/2015

Calming Kids Fundraiser

Short segment with Dee Marie on Channel 7:

https://www.abcactionnews.com/news/national/schools-bring-yoga-to-classrooms-in-effort-to-improve-behavior

Yoga International Interview:

https://yogainternational.com/article/view/tips-for-handling-teen-drama

Natural Awakenings Magazine: 

http://www.naturalawakeningsmag.com/Healthy-Kids-Archive/Mindful-Minutes-for-Little-Ones/

Elephant Journal:

http://www.elephantjournal.com/2011/01/schoolhouse-yoga-betsy-perna/

Kids Yoga Daily:

http://kidsyogadaily.blogspot.com/2015/09/bully-proofing-our-schools-through-yoga.html

Huffington Post:

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/yoga-bullying_n_1867274

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