Mindful Minutes for Schools is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) that funds educational opportunities for our youth and their educators in the greater Dubuque area to build social-emotional skills with a unique curriculum that guides young minds and bodies into practices of mindfulness, reflection, and emotional health through the practices of yoga. Teachings are offered during the traditional school day, practiced in an integrative manner in the hands of licensed educators. The goal, however, is for our youth and educators to apply these lessons inside and outside the classroom for years to come.
There has been extensive research in the last decade that connects these practices to mental and emotional wellness for our children as they grow into adulthood. In our fast-paced, anxiety-prone, hectic world, these tools help children of all income levels, races, cultures, religions, and educational levels to gain life skills that otherwise are not taught in traditional classroom settings.
"The gift of learning to meditate is the greatest gift you can give yourself in this lifetime."
The mission of Mindful Minutes for Schools is to leverage community resources which will foster opportunities for our youth, teachers and schools to incorporate yoga and mindfulness in both school and daily life.
We strive to teach about the emotional health and provide social-emotional skills to toddler, children, teens and educators through the practices of yoga, mindfulness and reflection.