Yoga and Meditation at the Library: A Practical Guide for Librarians
Yoga and meditation have a proven track record of lowering stress levels, helping to treat mental health issues such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, building community, and contributing to an overall sense of wellbeing in their practitioners. According to recent surveys, 1/4 of North American libraries have offered meditation programs and 2/3 have offered yoga classes.
Carson, a professional yoga teacher and library director, has been leading yoga and meditation programs in schools and libraries for over a decade, and she presents this guidebook to give others the tools for serving library patrons of all ages and abilities. Inside Yoga and Meditation at the Library, you will find 21 program models, including choreographed yoga sequences complete with pictures, passive program ideas, alternative collections suggestions, budget considerations, literacy tie-ins, and checklists for prep, teardown, and follow-up, as well as advice from real-world program delivery.
This book is for any programming librarian, administrator, yoga and meditation teacher, or outreach coordinator looking to boost circulation stats, program numbers, literacy rates, and foster health and wellness in their community.
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CHAPTER 1 What Are Mindfulness and Meditation?
CHAPTER 2 What Is Yoga?
CHAPTER 3 Implementing Yoga and Meditation Programs in Your Library
CHAPTER 4 Choosing Resources and Designing Spaces
CHAPTER 5 Passive Programs and Alternative Collections
CHAPTER 6 Policies and Procedures for Avoiding and Handling Problems
CHAPTER 7 Yoga and Meditation for the Early Years
CHAPTER 8 Yoga and Meditation for ElementaryAge Students
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