The Oxygen Project
Supporting Youth and Schools through Yoga and Mindfulness
This program works to increase emotional regulation skills among public school students and staff through yoga and mindfulness techniques. It encourages more collaborative and compassionate classrooms and empowers educators and students to address the impact of chronic stress, trauma, and mental health issues, through shared resources and a common language of mindfulness. Both students and staff are provided with school-based programming, which includes: weekly youth yoga and mindfulness sessions (during spring 2024, fall 2024, and spring 2025 semesters), following a curriculum aligned with core competencies of social-emotional learning, and professional development sessions training educators and staff to integrate yoga and mindfulness techniques throughout the school day. Through consistent practice of yoga and mindfulness techniques, students gain skills in responding rather than reacting to strong emotions and symptoms of mental health issues.