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Support Mindful Teens with Shanti Generation

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THE STORY:

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Shanti Generation invites you to a Soulcycle ride to raise money for teen mindfulness in schools! 

Join us on May 21, 2016 from 11:45am-12:30pm at SoulCycle DTLA to get in a good workout for a great cause.

REGISTER TO RIDE

  1. Click the yellow JOIN button
  2. Select REGISTER TO RIDE
  3. Choose from the available bike tiers
  4. Follow the prompts to register and create your fundraiser
  5. Customize your fundraising page & share it with everyone you know to ask for support

The 54 available bikes will be reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis. Rather than paying for your spot, all participants will create a fundraiser and approve a fundraising minimum from $50-$500. The higher the price, the better the bike! You have until 6/3/16 to raise your committed amount.

If you'd like, you can make a donation to your page to pay your registration fee, but we encourage and appreciate your support as a fundraising member of our SoulCycle for Shanti Generation event. With your help, we can contribute to more balanced, peaceful schools. Shanti Generation is seeking to fund the completion of our curriculum and implementation of the pilot program.

Can't make it to LA on May 21st, but want to fundraise for this cause?

Create a page and raise funds for your own soulful bike ride wherever you find yourself that day! Click JOIN and then FUNDRAISE ONLY to get started.

Can’t fundraise but want to support Shanti Generation?

Great, just click the big blue DONATE button. Every dollar makes a difference and we’re so grateful for your support.

YOUR IMPACT

The mindfulness in education movement is growing rapidly, yet it is still in its’ infancy. Teachers across the nation are embracing mindful practice as way to be more present and invite the same from their students. We receive regular requests from schoolteachers asking for mindful resources that will directly address the needs of teens.  

To meet this demand, we are pleased to introduce the Shanti Generation Mindful Life Skills curriculum! A multi-media resource and training program designed to bring mindful practices alive in classrooms. 

How Does Mindfulness Impact Students?

  • Support mental, social and emotional health.
  • Develop coping and thriving skills.
  • Uplift classroom climate to one of respect, compassion and empathy.
  • Empower teachers to integrate basic mindful movement, breathing and relaxation techniques into daily classroom life. 

Funding will go to:

  1. Finish the written and audio/visual elements of the curriculum; Thirty 2-5 minute videos, Teaching Curriculum, Pilot Plan, and unique mindfulness resources. For grades 6-8.  Classroom specific, multi-media. 
  2. Complete a Pilot Program in the LA area.  This includes a support team, research, development, and reporting on results.   

This work is bigger than us. We can only accomplish this with your support. Your contribution will bring Mindful Life Skills directly into classrooms and into the lives of youth.  

Help us bring mindfulness alive in classrooms!

Why Mindfulness?

Over 30 years of research continues to prove the life enhancing effects of mindful practice. Teachers who adopt mindful practices are better able to hold an emotionally safe classroom and they experience less burnout.  Please click Here and Here.

Mindful practice supports overall well being. These simple practices can give us access to our deep physiological well of peace, or Shanti.

Why Now?

Over the past decade, many districts have cut PE, arts and music programs. Schools are feeling the lack of these vital supports that help inspire creativity and boost learning.   Students have increasingly more difficulty being present amid the barrage of media, texting and high stake academic demands. 

Students and teachers report unhealthy levels of stress and anxiety.  Young teens are especially vulnerable to heavy stress loads. This is the time when young people make choices that affect their entire lives. Many turn to drugs, alcohol and self-harm to deal with issues.   

Mindful practice is an efficient method to help get schools back on track to caring for students, not just test scores.

Why Shanti Generation?

 Shanti Generation was founded in 2009 in response to a need for youth-centric yoga and mindfulness resources. Our resource development has been guided by the needs and voices of teens, speaking to teens in a language that empowers and inspires them to bring mindfulness into their daily lives.  

Our programs are informed by over 20 years of fieldwork with youth in every type of school, community centers and yoga studios.

We integrate simple physiological tools with basic mindful practice to provide teachers and students a set of resources to become more present.

For more information on the specific programs your donation supports, please check out:

Shanti Generation Educators

Mindful Life Skills for Classrooms

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Two lucky winners will each get dinner for two at the new Vegas location of TAO Group and acclaimed chef personality and restaurateur Chris Santos' Beauty & Essex.

Every $10 you donate is an entry to win.

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Click Here for official rules. Contest ends 6/22/16 at 11:59:59am EST.

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Donate now to for your chance to win

dinner for two at the new

Las Vegas


Two lucky winners will each get dinner for two at the new Vegas location of TAO Group and acclaimed chef personality and restaurateur Chris Santos' Beauty & Essex.

Every $10 you donate is an entry to win.

DONATE NOW

Click Here for official rules. Contest ends 6/22/16 at 11:59:59am EST.

The Team: $12,781 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Shanti Generation .

Amount Raised

$3,954

 

20% Raised of $20,000 Goal

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Abby Wills

Amount Raised

$2,393

 

48% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Aaron Wills

Amount Raised

$1,824

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Michael Kuehnert

Amount Raised

$1,400

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Darlene D'Arezzo

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$850

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$650

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Molly Garvey

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$405

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Holly Hilgenberg

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