Iona M. Smith
Iona M. Smith, MEd, CYT 500, is Program Leader for Kripalu Yoga in the Schools (KYIS) with the Institute for Extraordinary Living. She is cocreator of the KYIS curriculum, cofacilitator of KYIS teacher trainings, and a yoga educator in KYIS research studies. Iona holds a master’s degree in education from Harvard University and a 500-hour yoga teacher’s certification from the Nosara Yoga Institute in Costa Rica. She is an R&R Retreat faculty member at Kripalu.
The High School Brain on Yoga
by Iona Smith Like most of us, I would not want to relive my teenage years—unless I could do so knowing what I know now. Even so, I’ve been drawn to working...
Yoga in the Schools: Helping Adolescents Become Compassionate Adults
Tired. Stressed. Bored. These are the words most commonly used by 22,000 high school students surveyed about their experiences in high school.
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