Dynamic Mindfulness for Adolescent Health and Well-being
It was on one of those clear, brisk autumn mornings when people began streaming in for Niroga's Annual Benefit. Attendees gathered at the buffet, and soon the dining tables were lively with conversation over brunch. Niroga showcased school administrators from both Oakland and San Diego, who talked about the transformation of their students and their schools through Niroga's in-class dynamic mindfulness curriculum.
Niroga has been building institutional capacity by training thousands of educators in dynamic mindfulness nationally and internationally. We have launched this training on an online platform so that educators anywhere can access the transformative skills of stress resilience, self-awareness and emotion regulation at their fingertips, and apply them personally and professionally. The cost of the training is $150, and additional post-training follow-up support is available via individual or group coaching. Please contact Olga at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information on training or coaching.
One in three youth in our inner cities, a million youth every year, are entering the school-to-prison pipeline annually, and most of them are coming from low-income and underserved communities with disproportionately higher stress and trauma. In an attempt to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline, which costs all of us over $250 billion each year, Niroga is offering 1,000 scholarships to educators serving low-income communities. With each educator bringing Dynamic Mindfulness into their classroom with 30-40 students, we will reach over 30,000 students (30-40 students per classroom x 1,000 classrooms) over the next year, 10,000 of whom will drop out of school.
Sponsor a classroom teacher with a $150 scholarship (less than $15/month) or adopt an inner-city school with $1000/month so that we can provide Dynamic Mindfulness training and coaching to all staff. Or give us any amount in between, and let's dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline together!
Quotes from training participants:
"Learned how stress affects the body, and skills that I can use every day to cope with stress."
"Concepts/techniques learned today fit very well with the current trauma model we're using at the
therapeutic foster care program."
"The movements were easy to learn and fun. Kids can learn this very quickly and use it to help them."