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Ms. M. from Cambridge MA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Breathe Easily

Help me give my students comfortable seating including padded floor chairs, to practice mindfulness, limiting distractions and gaining access to a full breath with an elongated spine.

  • $894 goal

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My Students

CRLS is a school in the heart of Cambridge, MA where we celebrate adversity, diversity and respect.

I am looking to introduce yoga and mindfulness to every single student on my roster!

With the back jack chairs I will be able to introduce yoga and mindfulness to the health curriculum in a studio space. The materials will allow students exposure to a lifelong activity that will help benefit each dimension of health.

An aspect that really worked for my students when i was teaching health, was the opportunity to sit in bean bags during the class. Students would actually race to class in order to get one, and it also provides a change in environment that students deemed helpful. I would often hear "why don't all classes have bean bags, desk are pointless, especially since we have computers now."

I've found alternative seating allows students to feel more comfortable, freedom to choose, and provides a more relaxed environment for sharing out, group work, and class projects.

I would love to give the upcoming freshmen an introduction to yoga and mindfulness.

My Project

The back jacks will allow students to practice mindfulness in a seated position that is comfortable.

Many of the students struggle to sit up straight when practicing mindfulness, when they are uncomfortable they are unable to clear their mind and deepen their practice.

We are in a studio space, where there are not chairs or desks. This will allow students the opportunity to trust their inner wisdom, that breathing can truly aid in self healing, and that if they continue a disciplined practice they will see the benefits in their daily lives.

This will also allow me to teach my freshmen health class in a studio space, where I will be able to link yoga and health class. I Would love for students to get the exposure to both, but the hesitation from my superior is that there won't be comfortable seating for the students. This will allow students to sit up comfortably and participate in the health portion of class.

This will truly allow me to introduce yoga and mindfulness to every single student I am in contact with.

I hope to be able to put the back jacks to good use with your help!

Ms. M.
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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bonVIVO EASY II Padded Floor Chair with Adjustable Backrest, Comfortable, Semi-Foldable, and Versatile, for Meditation, Seminars, Reading, TV Watching or Gaming, Elegant Design, Blue & Beige • Amazon Business $44.90 10 $449.00
bonVIVO EASY II Padded Floor Chair with Adjustable Backrest, Comfortable, Semi-Foldable, and Versatile, for Meditation, Seminars, Reading, TV Watching or Gaming, Elegant Design, Blue & Beige • Amazon Business $44.90 6 $269.40

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