Study shows that Transformative Life Skills in the classroom can decrease stress and increase self-control.
Mindfulness exercises bring a transformative shift in students, classroom environment, and teacher.
Compelling independent research results on Niroga school-based programs have been accepted for publication.
Niroga prepares to open a new Regional Office in Houston in January 2017
Online video library with over 250 trauma-informed Dynamic Mindfulness practices from Niroga.
Niroga has been named as a Champions of Children’s Wellbeing in recognition of our work toward Tools for Emotional Regulation and Healthy Relationships.
Addressing a frequently expressed need, we are launching our long-awaited year-long Dynamic Mindfulness Certified Trainer (DMCT) program this September.
Niroga's 2016 Summer Learning Institute kicked off with a 2-day Dynamic Mindfulness training that was completely sold out. Over 70 educators, mental health professionals and others packed the training.
National Award for Education Excellence and Equity Honors SFUSD Assistant Superintendent Karling Aguilera-Fort
Niroga Institute presented the award to honor his career-long work of paving a better road to student success.
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.
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.
"I was trying so hard every day to keep myself up, wanting to be okay...." Watch how Brishana found resilience through yoga and paying it forward in her community as a Niroga-certified Yoga Teacher.
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.
Niroga will be piloting a trauma-informed Dynamic Mindfulness (DMind) Training with the Jersey City Public School District in two alternative schools with the students most challenged with emotion regulation.
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.
Independent researchers from the Prevention Research Center recently studied our Dynamic Mindfulness program. They analyzed data from over 1,000 students in three urban middle and elementary schools. The researchers found impressive improvements in academics, as well as social-emotional learning.
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."