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National Kids Yoga Conference Returns to D.C.

Nov 01, 2015 08:40PM
Across the country, incredible work is being done to bring the health benefits of yoga, mindfulness and meditation into many communities. Kids and teens are learning how to de-stress, focus their minds and develop greater self-awareness. Educators, mental health professionals, parents and yoga teachers are seeing the benefits of social emotional learning, physical movement and wellness programs taught at all ages. The National Kids Yoga Conference unifies this work through an inspiring, collaborative, professional conference, which will propel the movement forward and deepen the impact. This conference will take place at George Washington University from November 13 to 15.

The event was founded by Michelle Kelsey Mitchell, of YoKid and Pleasance Silicki, of lil omm yoga. They note, “As yoga teachers, moms and community leaders we feel passionate about creating a conference so this remarkable community can come together in a professional learning environment. We have watched the practice of yoga transform our own lives, our families and the students we serve. Inspired by transformation and the need to bring together like-minded teachers, leaders and visionaries in the kids yoga world for collaboration and connection, the National Kids Yoga Conference was born.

Many well-known local yoga teachers as well as nationally recognized children’s yoga experts will provide classes and workshops over the three-day event. There will opportunities for yoga practice, networking and breakout sessions in different tracks for teens and adults. The tracks for adults will focus on the business of yoga, school yoga, yoga tools and yoga research.

Location: George Washington University School of Public Health, 950 New Hampshire Ave, NW. For more information, visit


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