What is Yoga?
Why is it beneficial to practice Yoga?
Overall, the physical and mental health benefits of yoga are summarized neatly by Sakyong Mipham, an American and Tibetan Buddhist, who asserts that, in yoga, “the body benefits from movement, and the mind benefits from stillness”.
Yoga for Teachers
Try it out for yourself!
Join Adriene Mishler for her 30-minute Yoga for Teachers practice. This is a great way to take a break, practice some self-care, and “fill up your bucket”.
Where can I learn more?
What will students learn?
By the end of this lesson, students will be able to…
- Understand and explain the benefits of yoga
- Demonstrate proficiency at the yoga poses covered in class
- Integrate yoga skills and concepts into daily life both in- and outside the classroom
- Develop presence and self-awareness, and ease tension or stress by applying basic yoga skills
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