Annual Mindful Kids Yogathon
Our first annual Mindful Kids Yogathon was a success! This year the Yogathon was held April 5, 2014. Yogis of all ages joined us for a day of FUNraising through mindful art, food, games, entertainment and lots of YOGA.
A special thanks to the Boys & Girls Club of Worcester for hosting the event!
Vision for the Annual Mindful Kids Yogathon
New England’s Mindful Kids Yogathon is a program of Ivy Child International, an international, Worcester-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit, dedicated to “helping each child achieve their best” through mindfulness-based, health education programs. Our goal is to make New England a mindful region by rallying communities and generating waves of excitement and awareness towards a larger mindfulness movement – locally, nationally, and globally.
Through this annual event, we aim to raise awareness about the need for mindfulness in schools, the workplace, homes, our everyday lives and the vital role it plays in reducing violence, stress, and other challenges our communities face. This is also a critical fundraising opportunity that will help expand Ivy Child’s programs to communities and school districts.
VIEW/PRINT: Yogathon Event Flyer
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Meet Some of Our Yoga Gurus
Debbie Cohen, Founder of Core Yoga (Boston), is Harvard University’s leading yoga instructor and the force that brought yoga into Boston Public Schools. She has also taught Positive Psychology with Tal-Ben Shahar at Harvard University and Kripalu Yoga Center.
John de Kadt, a world percussionist, poet, and storyteller, specializes in the fusion of inspirational poetry drumming with yoga, song, and dance. He has been playing for 30 years and has been featured on NBC and PBS.
Shawn Shaw, Founder of the award-winning, Metrowest Yoga (Central Mass) studio, is also the creator of the ‘Myoga Hot Hatha’ yoga style and conducts yoga retreats around the globe.
Eve Costarelli, Founder of Always Be Dancing and Yoga-Snack (in-school yoga program), is a professional performer, choreographer, and teacher. She specializes in teaching tap, flamenco and yoga to children and youth.
Jothi Raghavan is a creative certified yoga instructor from Sivananda Yoga Institute and artistic director of Nrityanjali School of Dance. As an acclaimed teacher and choreographer, Jothi has been honored with many accolades including the prestigious Choreographers Fellowship from The National Endowment for the Arts.
Jordan Grinstein is a multifaceted educator of youth. For the past four years he has been introducing yoga, meditation, life coaching, and positive psychology to schools throughout New England, including the Boston Latin School and the University of New Hampshire.
A special thanks to our Yogathon sponsors and volunteers!