FOR FAMILIES & INDIVIDUALS

WHY MINDFULNESS?

Each day, students, parents and teachers are faced with both visible and invisible stressors such as test anxiety, bullying, food insecurity, generational and situational trauma, growth and puberty, as well as systemic racism.
These stressors can lead to depression, anxiety, anger management issues, difficulties with focus and attention, poor academic performance, and physical health problems.

Research has shown that mindfulness and breath awareness can help students mitigate the effects of internal and external stressors so that they can participate fully in school and in life. We utilize both outside studies as well as our own qualitative and quantitative research to inform our work. Some of the research-based goals of this MOSST Program are the following: 

Cognitive outcomes: Attention, Focus, Academic Achievement 
Social Emotional Skills: Social Emotional Resilience, Social Skills, Relationship Building and Empathy
Enhanced Physical and Mental Health
Decrease in Disciplinary Referrals
Increase in Teacher Longevity and Job Satisfaction



"It has been very helpful to take one of the Yogiños [Online MOSST] Courses to share Mindfulness tools with my two and a half year old twins. Recently, in a situation where one of my daughters was extremely scared, using Yogiños tools such as The Flower Power Breathing, we were able to find calm in a way that validated her feelings and using tools that she can use without me in a future.”


-Alma Rodriguez, yogi and mother of twin toddlers