CALMING KIDS (CK): Creating a Non-Violent World was founded on the principle of AHIMSA, which means respect for all living things and avoidance of violence towards oneself and others. CK believes that fostering peace by training young people in techniques proven to promote harmony, nonviolence, and positive interactions will eventually phase out violence from our world. October is Non-Violence Month, and it is kicked off by the UN International Day of Non-Violence on October 2, which is Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday. For Gandhi, AHIMSA meant non-injury, nonviolence, non-harm, the renunciation of the intention to hurt any living thing, the abstention from hostile thought, word or deed, and compassion for all living creatures. Gandhi said, “Nonviolence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind.”
Teacher Training & Nurture the Nurturer Retreat
Rincon, Puerto Rico
Anti-bullying Teacher Training benefits for students.
- ￼Enhances Confidence
- Improves Concentration and Focus
- Helps Kids Manage Stress Through Breathing
- Promotes Inclusivity
- Introduces Kids to Mindfulness
- Promotes a Healthy Body
- Improves Coordination & Balance
Day One – What is Yoga?
The Balance of Body and Mind
Day Two – How Do You Breathe?
Calming Breathing Techniques
Alternate Nostril Breathing
Day Three – How Do You Feel?
Checking in: emotional awareness, communication and anti-bullyingl
Day Four – Community
Finding Our Heart
In order to keep it very child friendly and understandable, CALMING KIDS presents our connection to ourselves and our community as the word picture: Our Heart’s Inner Light.
Day Five – Why Exercise?
The Benefits of Exercise