Filled with photos, illustrations, lesson plans, and an extensive quick-reference bibliography, this detailed manual is an indispensable guide for introducing yoga in public school and therapeutic settings, as well as a great handbook for parents who would like to share yoga with their children. Easy to use and appropriate for children and teenagers, it includes information on integrating the Yoga Calm technique with regular classwork, modifications for specific classroom situations, alignment and safety principles, anecdotal examples from the authors' direct experience, and "emotional first aid tips" to help young people maintain a calm center when they most need it.
Lynea Gillen, MS, is the cofounder of Yoga Calm, a school counsellor, a registered yoga instructor (RYT-200), and an adjunct faculty member at Portland State University. Jim Gillen, RYT, is the cofounder of Yoga Calm and director of Still Moving Yoga in Portland, Oregon. He is a registered yoga instructor (RYT-500), an affiliated Anusara yoga instructor, ACE group fitness instructor, and a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists. He has taught and developed youth programs for the National Science Foundation and the National Sports Center for the Disabled. They live in Portland, Oregon.