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Food For Thought – Making Healthy Snacks 2018

At Springs School (East Hampton NY), Susan Blacklocke presented a dynamic nutrition unit in 5th  grade Health classes. In this particular module students learn how to make healthy snacks. They also learn the importance of reading a food label and the process of branding, packaging and distributing food products. This video features: Springs School 5th Graders, …

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Yoga in the Gym

At Springs School, Sag Harbor Middle School, East Hampton and Pierson High Schools a yoga curriculum has been brought into gym classes by Heather Hartstein.  Classes include yoga postures, instruction on anatomy and physiology, mindfulness of breath. Early on in the yoga practice students learn to use it for concentration and relaxation. They’re encouraged to …

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Yoga – Winter 2016

Yoga instructors, Ashlynn Manning, Linda Muse and Jenna Minardi, taught a series of yoga classes to over 1200 students from K-8 grade at Springs School, East Hampton NY.  Meghan Cereola, the Physical Education instructor supervised this series. Yoga games helped her students focus their attention and improve their kinetic awareness.   The students also learned breathing and relaxation …

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Poi Dancing 2016

Poi artist, Susan Blacklocke, presented a demonstration and instruction of Poi dancing to Meghan Cereola’s Adaptive Physical Education class at Springs Elementary School in East Hampton, NY.  The students learned basic skills , creative dance moves, intuitive expression and a new way to tell their story.

Food For Thought 2016

Food for Thought is an Anna Mirabai Lytton Foundation wellness education program made possible by a grant from The Balm Foundation. Meghan Cereola’s 5th and 6th grade health classes at Springs Elementary School (East Hampton NY) learned how to make healthy snacks with nutrition experts, Susan Blacklocke and Kate Rabinowitz. They used seeds, dried fruit, cacao powder and …

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Time for Teens

In October nine teens and two counselors spent a long weekend on Martha’s Vineyard. All of them have experienced recent loss in their lives and the weekend was a way to explore grief and loss in a supportive environment with peers. The weekend was organized and led by Laraine Gordon (at right in photo), founder …

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Yoga Ed

On November 12th Anna Mirabai Lytton Foundation brought master teacher Robin Appel to lead a workshop at East Hampton High School. Robin specializes in yoga for young people and has developed wonderful techniques to involve kids through games and child friendly poses. Workshop participants were teachers from local schools and yoga teachers with an interest …

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