Shanti Generation was founded in 2009 in response to a need for youth-centric yoga and mindfulness resources. Our programs are informed by over 20 years of fieldwork with youth in schools, community centers and yoga studios. We merge simplified yogic techniques in a progressive, developmental style of education that meets social, emotional, mental and physical needs of young people.
OUR TWO MAIN GOALS ARE TO:
2. Support parents and teachers in gaining a deeper understanding of the complexities and nuances involved in helping youth integrate mindfulness into everyday life.
So far, we have created two media programs available on DVD and streaming online. Yoga Skills for Youth Peacemakers and Partner Yoga for Teens include a diverse group of young teens leading the mindful way for their peers. Both programs are helpful supports to yoga and school teachers seeking to enrich their work with older kids and young teens. Our forthcoming project, Mindful Life Skills for Classrooms is currently in post-production and pilot mode. We are excited to offer a sneak peak at the conference!
From the classroom to the yoga mat to the home, Shanti Generation aims to inspire youth with peacemaking skills for healthy, whole lives.
Our website and blog are chocked full of creative, inspiring ideas for educators, yoga teachers and parents. Find your way over to access free toolkits designed to support the work you do. And follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!