Yoga Services

Kids Yoga & Mindfulness

Whether we're working with Pre-K or college kids, our students are struggling. We’re struggling—parents, educators, administrators, alike.

The challenges are expanding exponentially and our resources to meet them are diminishing just as fast. Lumin Therapy seeks to provide our kids’ frontline support teams with evidence-based, research-driven approaches to help young people where they need it the most: reclaiming control, experiencing inter-being, and building resiliency. In supporting Siouxland, our goal is to address core healthcare and education issues our community members face by fostering resiliency and promoting sustainable living and learning.

Interested in your students paying closer attention? Perplexed by children’s inability to self-calm and exhibit self-control? Curious how you can foster a community of care and respect within your classroom spaces?

Many studies find that young people benefit from learning mindfulness. Some of the biggest gains are witnessed in terms of improved cognitive outcomes, social-emotional skills, and well-being. These benefits can be the impetus to an individual creating new, healthier neural pathways that can lead to long-term improvements both in school and in life. Some of the clearest benefits of a regular mindfulness practice for young people are that it can positively impact their attention and focus, emotional regulation, empathy & compassion, as well as attendance, behavior, and grades. The practice of mindfulness positively changes the brain and has been demonstrated through various evidence-based studies to reduce stress and anxiety (including traumatic and post-traumatic stress), to alleviate symptoms of depression, and to foster an overall felt-sense of health and well-being.

We provide a whole host of services depending on provider needs:

  1. PD sessions for teachers
  2. Mindfulness series for teachers
  3. Mindfulness series for kids with behavioral issues
  4. Mindfulness series for kids with special needs
  5. 6-hour continuing education offerings on Trauma-Informed Schools and Courageous Classrooms through the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children and Starr Global Learning Network.

We also regularly offer classes, workshops, private parties and camps for young people through our partnerships with school districts, non-profit organizations, and yoga studios. We also regularly partner with families to offer multi-generational services inside the home.

The yoga and mindfulness work we do with young people is focused on 4 Bs: brain, breath, body, and balance. In our classes with kids or in our on-site classroom or organization sessions we work on these four areas by practicing cross-body movement, teamwork, problem-solving, and breathing exercises through games, stories, activities and adventures. In doing so, we are helping the young people we work alongside to discover peace and to share their love and light with the rest of the world.

Yoga for Men

In addition to the weekly Old Fat Guy Yoga we offer at Evolve Yoga & Wellness, Lumin Therapy also provides resiliency mentoring to men young and old who want to regain their rigor, harness their passions, and live out their heartfelt mission.

We specialize in trauma-sensitive offerings to Veterans and First Responders.

Mindful Resilience Yoga Nidra

“As a tethered bird grows tired of flying
About in vain to find a place of rest
And settles down at last on its own perch,
So the mind, tired of wandering about
Hither and thither, settles down at last
In the Self, dear one, to which it is bound.”
—from the Chandogya Upanishad

Yoga Nidra is a journey home to your true SELF.

Yoga Nidra is a journey home to your true SELF. Navigate the layers of your Being as we travel through the koshas and the akashic field and explore the experience of the most sacred internal wisdom, that “we live not by the breath that flows in and flows out, but by [the One] who causes the breath to flow in and flow out” (Katha Upanishad). Practice knowing the knower, creating the dream.

We need this connection now more than ever. The way out of the madness of the modern world is to journey in. Yoga Nidra is one of those ways in, one of those keys that can unlock a great many doors.

Yoga nidra is a systematic method of inducing complete physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. It is a threshold state of psychic sleep between the conscious and subconscious. Patanjali’s 8-limbed path speaks of pratyahara, sense withdrawal, the ‘process’ of the mind and mental awareness disassociating from the sensory channels. Yoga nidra facilitates pratyahara and is a gateway to higher states of consciousness and samadhi.

Mindful Resilience Yoga Nidra is offered privately 1-on-1 or through our partnerships with various schools and universities, yoga studios, and non-profit organizations. Sessions generally run anywhere from 30 minutes with younger people and up to 3 hours for a more advanced practitioner. Our approach is sensitive to those who have previously or are currently experiencing symptoms of trauma and/or post-traumatic stress.

Medical Therapeutic Yoga

Medical Therapeutic Yoga (MTY) is a form of integrative and functional medicine offered by an experienced, licensed physical therapist trained through the Professional Yoga Therapy Institute on the use of yoga as medicine.

Offering a biopsychosocial model to healthcare, MTY fuses the ancient practice of yoga and Ayurveda with current evidence-based research of physical therapy for both preventative and rehabilitative healthcare. MTY can help to improve circulation, digestion, hormonal balance, and immune function. It can help decrease risk of chronic disease, manage pain, stress, anxiety and depression. Plus, MTY can help to improve mental alertness, concentration and sleep patterns, as well as develop life-long healthy habits.

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Yoga & Mindfulness in the Workplace

Yoga and Mindfulness in the Workplace can be tailored for any size company, team, corporate business or entrepreneur to promote excellence and well-being in the office.

Mindfulness tools can help improve focus, confidence and clarity, and increase creativity and productivity, and cultivate resiliency under pressure. Team morale, loyalty and dedication can be boosted through mindfulness, love and compassion, and listening while fostering effective communication.

Yoga for Athletes

It’s really no surprise that some of the greatest athletes in the country are avid yogis, including Serena Williams, Tom Brady, and Lebron James.

Yoga for athletes provides numerous physical benefits such as improved flexibility, strength, coordination, body awareness, proprioception and balance. In addition, yoga can help prevent injuries or improve recovery from injury, improve focus, increase aerobic capacity, provide stress relief and produce mental resiliency and focus.

Chair & Gentle Yoga

Chair/Gentle Yoga is a supported practice which can be performed by ANY body while sitting in a chair or using the support of a chair for standing poses.

Participants are invited to experience the many physical, mental, and emotional benefits of yoga through breathing exercises, mindful movement and meditation while remaining safe and avoiding any potential injuries. Chair yoga is ideal for individuals suffering from chronic pain, movement or mobility disorders, disabilities or those who may have difficulty moving up and down from the floor.

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