Keeping Calm At Curiale School–Yoga

From Linda Conner Lambeck, CT Post:

In a darkened classroom at Curiale School filled with students, the only sound is gentle music.

Eyes are closed. Arms rest crisscrossed over chests as 15 students attempt to balance in tree poses on one foot.

“Nice and tall,” whispers Shinda DeRosa in a soothing voice. “Put all your weight on one foot. Become a forest. You are stronger together. Then come back to mountain pose.”

When the 15-minute session ended, Joanna Lise, 12, declared herself relaxed.

“I mean it works,” said the sixth grader, whose one-month experience with yoga has been nothing but positive. “There are times I get into arguments with teachers and students and stuff. I come here and she has me relaxed.”

A city native and certified yoga instructor, DeRosa was invited to spend two to three hours a day in what is being called the “Calm” Room at Curiale.

Full story here.



  1. I am so thrilled with this initiative at Curiale School. Great out-of-the-box thinking by Curiale leadership.

    I have read several articles about this being implemented across the country.

    The results have been positive for students, staff and school climate.


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