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Ms. Rathke from La Crosse WI is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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Trauma-Informed Yoga Training to Improve Resiliency

I need help funding trauma-informed advanced yoga training so I can help my students overcome barriers to learning.

  • $573 goal

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My Students

My students are creative and smart. They look forward to new challenges and learning experiences. I am blessed to teach a very diverse group of students from a wide-range of backgrounds and cultures. All of my students receive free and reduced lunch. Many have experienced adversities and trauma in their lives but they are learning how to increase their self-efficacy through yoga and mindfulness!

My students would enjoy learning more mindfulness tools which would help them to increase their resiliency and flexibility in and outside of school.

My Project

I am requesting funds to pay for trauma-informed yoga training so I can further integrate mindfulness and yoga into my classroom. Yoga can be a powerful tool for helping children who have experience trauma learn ways to overcome barriers due to their adverse childhood experiences. I would like to complete this training so I am able to offer yoga and mindfulness classes to students before or after school.

I will learn ways to combine yoga, mindfulness, breathing, and guided relaxation techniques which have been specifically designed to improve resiliency and capacity for people who have experienced trauma.

Specifically, this training has been developed to use with children who have a history of trauma and survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. Additionally, it has been designed for veterans and people who experience higher than average stress in their workplace or lives. I have already had success using mindfulness in my classroom by doing breathing techniques and positive affirmations with my students. These techniques have created a calm and peaceful routine to the start of our class and I would like to learn additional ways to help my students so they are able to be more successful in and out of my classroom.

Ms. Rathke
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Activity Firefly Yoga International $450.00

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