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Watch ‘Aliza and the Mind Jar’, the Inspiring Story of Yoga and Mindfulness at a Girls School in the Bronx

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If you’re feeling down, this video will make your day. Kelli Love is a full-time staff member at Girls Prep Bronx Elementary in NYC where she is the in-house yoga and mindfulness teacher. Every student at Girls Prep takes part in the yoga and mindfulness curriculum which is a school-wide offering. This is a rare and special program. Love created this short film, “Aliza and the Mind Jar,” to tell the story of the pioneering yoga and mindfulness program and to share how it has impacted not just the girls at school, but their families at home.

Take a few minutes out of your day to meet 6-year-old Aliza and her mom Zarida. And be sure to pass it on.

P.S. If you’re interested in the awesome “mind jar” the girls use, we have a how-to here.

More about the yoga and mindfulness at Girls Prep Bronx Elementary: here.
More about Kelli Love: here.



14 comments… add one
  • Beautiful! Congrats, Kelli! So well done and so amazing to see the seeds for a whole new generation of yoga students being planted. And it’s so great to have the parents involved. Thank you for your work!

  • Thank you, Carol! It was such a labor of love and I’m so happy to be finally sharing it. Thank you Yogadork! Brilliant to provide the link for the Mind Jar too. 🙂

  • Beautiful! As I watch Kelli and how skilled she is with kids, I am in awe. It is clear how much the girls benefit from the practice!

  • Stephannie

    Amazing program and class! Great way to teach kids how to deal with their feelings and emotions! Great work!

  • Jyoti

    Hi Kelli. Wonderful. I’m thrilled to see the amazing work you do. I am also a teacher … and trying to inspire yoga to high school kids in my school in South Africa. Would love to hear from you

  • Joyce

    So very wonderful for these young girls! Thank You!

  • How inspiring! The future seems brighter already.

  • Catherine

    This is so incredibly beautiful and inspiring! Thank you Kelli and thank you Yogadork for sharing this!

  • Oh Kelli……I love this! My partner and I live in Thailand…..where he has worked as a meditation teacher in a mindful community. We both love your inspiring work! Thank you for sharing! 🙂

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