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K-3 Students Practice Mindfulness in Meditation Lab

Dows Lane Elementary School students are practicing different skills for calming and balancing their body and mind during a meditation lab in their physical education classes from Feb. 3-7.

The meditation lab was facilitated and led by mindfulness expert and consultant Jennifer Monness, thanks to a generous grant from the Irvington Education Foundation. The students were also assisted by teachers Tiffany Flynn and Marisa Stracuzzi.

“They were focused, calm and breathing deeply as Jen Monness led them through poses and exercises in the gym, with the lights off and soft music playing,” Principal Andrea Kantor said.

The meditation lab directly aligns with the school’s character education work and focus on mindfulness.