A High School Principal’s Solution for Connecting the Disconnected

By Mike CroyThe bell rings, doors open, and you can hear the squeaking of tennis shoes and the crackling of adolescent voices as they make their way down the hall. They file into the “studio” and know to take off their shoes, place their electronic devices on the window ledge and grab a mat. The school psychologist wanders in, spraying the still, soon-to-be musky air with lavender spray meant to pleasantly stimulate the air and then slides out unnoticed. Our studio, in reality is...

Why Should You Teach Yoga to Teenagers?

Have you considered life from a teenager’s perspective? While adults may easily dismiss adolescent problems, the life of a teen from a teen’s perspective likely includes a great deal of stress.   Let’s consider a few generalities about teenagers and how yoga might address their needs. Many teenagers struggle with difficult and painful situations.  They can use some tools and techniques that alleviate the pressure they are under or soothe the pain the...

Why Donate to a Non-Profit like EPI?

I began giving to a highly worthy non-profit, Ecology Project International. (EPI) in 2001. It’s been such a rich and satisfying experience for me to be a contributor to EPI that I’d like to encourage others along a similar path. I’ll present six general reasons to give to any well-run non-profit and then elaborate regarding the personal relationship that I have with EPI (fondly pronounced “EP-EE” by many). Perhaps you’ll also consider supporting EPI, whose mission is to inspire the next g...