Sarah Stevenson is an E-RYT, RPYT, RCYT and K-6 Certified Educator in NJ. She has been practicing yoga for the past 14 years. She is a wife and mother to five beautiful children and resides in Point Pleasant,NJ. Sarah is founder of Mindful Educational Services, a business whose aim is to bring yoga and mindfulness strategies into schools through research-based presentations and workshops for administration, staff, and students. She offers workshops at various locations, and has authored 200 hour Yoga Alliance certification curricula for both adults and children. Her curriculum maintains its roots in the power of the chakra energy system. In addition, she is currently writing a curriculum for the K-5 classroom and completing her 200 Hour Yoga Therapy Degree through Breathing Deeply Yoga Therapy. Sarah has a heart for children, yoga, teaching, and continual learning. She firmly believes that loving others despite our differences is all that really matters. And as a result, goodness abounds and relationships thrive.
When the child is present, when the teacher is present, when the parent is present, gifts abound for all involved.
Certified Pk-6 Teacher in NJ and DE
BA Elem. Ed. and Psychology, Houghton College, NY
ERYT 200,RPYT 85,RCYT 95
Director and creator of M.E.S. 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training School & 95 Hour Childrens' Yoga Teacher Training School. Both schools are fully accredited through Yoga Alliance. Authored “The Affirmative Classroom.” A 40 week curriculum for K-5 schools. Creator of The Mindful Mentor Program.
75 min. Mindfulness Training for the Pk-5 Educator
This interactive and researched based presentation aims at bringing mindfulness into the life of the teacher, learner, and overall classroom setting. Learn breath technique, movements, and mindful awareness strategies to turn any classroom from chaos to calm. Educators will leave with the resources and tools needed to apply to their classroom setting.
3 hour Mindfulness Training Tool Kit for the Pk-5 Educator
Throughout this training, the educator will be immersed in various ways to apply breath, Movment and mindful awareness strategies to their days in the classroom. This training emphasizes self-care for the teacher, presents the science supporting the need for mindfulness in the classroom, and gives the teachers the tools needed to apply immediately. The teacher will leave with a feeling of empowerment and understanding on how to better serve the needs of her inner self and just as importantly, the needs of her students and classroom environment.
Specialized Workshops Are Available
- Writing Mindfully
- The Power of Color in the Classroom
- Mindfulness Through Literature
- Mindful Regulation Techniques for the Sensory-Challenged Student
- The Power of Using Guided Imagery in the Classroom
- Mindful Movement Sequences to Calm, Energize, and Re-set the Teacher and Student
- Mindful Empowerment Games
- Refueling the Tired Teacher
- The Empowered Learner
- Mindfulness Assembly for Grades K-2
- Mindfulness Assembly for Grades 3-5
- Mindfulness Assembly for Grades 6-8
“I am so pleased, as a teacher, with what Sarah Stevenson taught us about Mindfulness during our in-service session and how easy it was to incorporate her strategies in the classroom. The new challenges of third grade sometimes bring stress and anxiety to the 8-9 year olds in my care. I am happy to say that the breathing techniques Sarah showed us are quick and effective. It’s a great way to transition and brings peace to the classroom. Mindfulness is a way for myself and my students to keep our stress levels in check and focus on what’s important. This training is very beneficial for educators of all levels!”
Third grade teacher, Point Pleasant, NJ
“Thank you for volunteering your services on Friday, September 1, 2017 to present your “Breath, Movement and Mindfulness Strategies for the Teacher and Student” workshop. It was an outstanding way to start the school year and the positive and “mindful” message will benefit both students and staff alike! Your professionalism and advanced planning was greatly appreciated and your enthusiasm for the subject matter resonated with all in attendance. We look forward to your return visit on Friday, October 6, 2017 to expand upon strategies that will help our school community develop additional techniques to “re-set, refocus and restore.” Peace, Love and Happiness!”
Pk-5 School Principal, Mr. James Karaba Fifth Grade Teacher, Point Pleasant, NJ
At a recent teacher in-service, Sarah modeled mindfulness strategies for us to use with our students in our elementary classrooms. Not only did she provide simple ways to help our students de-stress, cope, and relax, we all had fun! Everyone can benefit from utilizing breathing techniques and stretches to encourage our minds and bodies to focus on what is important. It was refreshing to learn different strategies that can be easily incorporated into our busy school day.
Fifth Grade Teacher, Point Pleasant, NJ
"Sarah Stevenson brings experience, wisdom, and compassion together to create a workshop with simple mindfulness and movment activities to benefit both students and their teachers. Her presentation is fluid and engaging, delivered with Sarah's typical warmth. Everyone leaves with a smile and the enthusiasm to apply her ideas right away!"
Fourth Grade Teacher
September 22, 2018, 1:30-3pm - Devotion360, Hoboken, NJ | Mindfulness Training for the PK-5 Educator
This interactive and researched based presentation aims at bringing mindfulness into the life of the teacher, learner, and overall classroom setting. Learn breath technique, movements, and mindful awareness strategies to turn any classroom from chaos to calm. In addition, discover ways for the students to guide the class through mindfulness exercises, games, and mini yoga sequences. Educators will leave with the resources and tools needed to apply to their classroom setting.
Register at: www.devotion360.life
September 22, 2018, 3:30-6pm- Devotion360, Hoboken, NJ | Mindful Parenting
Parenting is demanding, stressful, and ever-changing. It’s often a thankless job where sleep comes at a premium and where time morphs to triple the speed. Our bodies are physically tired, our minds are conditioned to react vs. respond, and our overall well-being is slowly deteriorating.
As parents we serve as the household barometers. If we run on tired and stressed, our children mirror behavior in the same way. However, if learn to soften our energy to a point of becoming more introspective and thoughtful, in turn our children will apply much healthier ways of living. A significant piece to cultivating a more mindful way of parenting begins from the top down. Nurture the heart of oneself in order to feed and grow the hearts you are raising in your home.
In this workshop, Sarah will guide you through a series of breath, movement, and mindfulness techniques that will aim in honoring who you are as a whole person and not just your definition as a parent. You will use these tools as a guide towards living your life more mindfully. In addition, Sarah’s experience as mother to five along with her extensive work in teaching Kids’ Yoga & Mindfulness in the classroom and studio equip her to share similar techniques applicable to children. Learn new ways of connecting with your child in order to strengthen bonds, deepen conversation, and recreate a home fueled by mindful action verses mindless reaction. Not only will you learn how cultivate a greater sense of self love and worth, you will give your children a gift that if practiced consistently will continually feed their soul and cause them to seek who they really are as a full, complete, and unique individual.
Register at: www.devotion360.life