Presentation Title

Yoga for Regulation of Emotions

Brief Biography

Stephen F. Fusco is a 6-12 Special Education Teacher at Hillside Conant School, an APS Charter School located on the grounds of a therapeutic residential treatment facility. He is also a 200-hr RYT in Iyengar Yoga. Prior to becoming a teacher, Stephen was a lawyer for 12 years.

Highest Degree of Presenter(s)

Stephen Fusco - Juris Doctorate

Kimberly Viel-Ruma - PhD

Presentation Abstract

The mindfulness movement, especially in the context of DBT, is a cornerstone of many behavioral interventions offered for K-12 students. Yoga is an ancient tradition that has been around for centuries to help center students and assist in the regulation of emotions. The presenters conducted a study at Hillside regarding the use of yoga for the regulation of behaviors and this presentation will present those findings and offer suggestions for the use of yoga in the classroom as a Tier-1 and Tier 2 support. Because of the universal accessibility of yoga in the community and in the home, parents could implement this strategy in the home to benefit the entire family.

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Yoga for Regulation of Emotions

The mindfulness movement, especially in the context of DBT, is a cornerstone of many behavioral interventions offered for K-12 students. Yoga is an ancient tradition that has been around for centuries to help center students and assist in the regulation of emotions. The presenters conducted a study at Hillside regarding the use of yoga for the regulation of behaviors and this presentation will present those findings and offer suggestions for the use of yoga in the classroom as a Tier-1 and Tier 2 support. Because of the universal accessibility of yoga in the community and in the home, parents could implement this strategy in the home to benefit the entire family.