Niroga News

The Ripple Effect

Addressing a frequently expressed need, we are launching our long-awaited year-long Dynamic Mindfulness Certified Trainer (DMCT) program this September.

Time for transition and consolidation of Niroga Yoga Studio

Even though Niroga has offered over 20 Mindful Yoga classes every week at different studio locations in Berkeley for over 10 years, it is now time to consolidate our studio classes. Starting September 6, we will be relocating our community classes to our Training Center in Oakland.

Healing Deep Racial Divides and Creating Communities We Want to Live In

As we mourn the deaths of Alton Sterling in Louisiana and Philando Castile in Minnesota, as well as the five police officers in Dallas, President Obama reminded the nation that we should live up to our highest ideals, have an open heart with one another, learn to stand in each other’s shoes and see the world through each other’s eyes.

Unique Challenges with Adolescent Brain Development

The latest book by renowned neuropsychiatrist Dan Siegel outlines the unique challenges of adolescent brain development. "Brainstorm" explores the science behind changes in a teenager's brain and how this impacts behavior and relationships. As we know, our inner experiences often impact our external environment.

Stress is Making our Children Sick

One in three teenagers told the American Psychological Association that school is their biggest stressor. These teenagers also reported that stress is leading to depression. When school children experience stress, teachers absorb that stress. This is a powerful feedback loop that can be destructive and debilitating.

Dynamic Mindfulness Really Works!

From the Director of the Health Center at a large urban high school: "Just got called down to the Principal's office to connect with a young person who was VERY agitated – his legs and hands were twitching, he was shaking, and his breathing was heavy. He was totally up for doing Dynamic Mindfulness... In just a few minutes, he went from melting down and being completely out of control, to calm and relaxed."