Yoga and Mindful Movement is intrinsically good for every body-especially the bodies of children who are still developing, growing and learning how to move in space and time. Yoga improves balance, flexibility, coordination and body awareness in children.
LaShone Wilson, the CEO and Founder of One Breath at a Time, LLC has created a dynamic curriculum with enough flexibility to effectively teach yoga and mindfulness to children of varying physical capabilities and learning styles. This includes children with ADHD and Autism The curriculum teach the whole child. It place an emphasis on stress reduction, peaceful pauses, increasing natural range of motion, balance, and the use of breath as a source of present moment awareness and empowerment. Children are encouraged to be creative and have fun while exercising their cardiovascular and respiratory system. Yoga poses are safely taught and are often done to music with fun, positive and educational messages. The curriculum also promote constructive ways to relate to self and others, solve problems, self-regulate and make healthy choices. Over 300 children in the DC Public Schools have benefited from One Breath at a Time, LLC's curriculum. That number continues to increase. The curriculum is also used to help underserved children learn healthy ways to live, create, be empowered and develop an intimate relationship with the natural world that surrounds them.
One Breath at a Time, LLC host children's yoga parties, children/family movie nights, and soon to start a children's book club-Reading is Yogamental.
The ultimate goal of One Breath at a Time, LLC Children's Program is to develop mindful individuals and leaders conducive to experiencing a quality filled life and creating a healthier and better world to live in.
Words of Wisdom
Modeling behavior is the most effective way to teach. Talk less, model more.