MC2 STEM High School is open to any student who wants to be here and we do not have any admission criteria. Many of our students come to us freshman year grade levels behind in reading and math and struggle with issues at home and in the community. Based on numerous research, yoga and meditation help students build self-confidence, perform better academically, and teaches them about goal-setting and visualization, allowing them to have a clear idea of where they want to go and what they need to do to get there. At MC2 STEM we are lucky enough to see this in action.
Having weekly yoga with Miss Casey has allowed our students to experience mind and body learning on a whole new level. It has been a revelation to watch them take what they learn on the mat in her classes and apply that to everyday life. When students leave yoga and meditation they report feeling “happier” and “calmer” and better than they did when they walked in the room that day. We have also been told by our students that it is “nice to get a break from all the drama”.
Today’s teens experience more stress than ever before. Technology is so much more a part of their lives than any other generation and, though there are many benefits to this, one of the pitfalls of always being “plugged-in” is that young people have very little quiet time, away from stimulation and social pressures, to turn inward and reflect. Many of our students also deal with issues of violence and poverty and sometimes inner peace is the one thing that they can cultivate on their own and keep for themselves to help them through difficult times and the challenges they face. We are grateful to Seed Yoga and Miss Casey for the relationships she had developed at our school and for providing our students with this time to unplug and become mind and body advocates for themselves.
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