Mary Jo Peltier
I will take many pictures and hopefully have stories to tell of visiting the many temples and shrines on this trip. I will learn about the legends and myths that permeate the culture and share them with the students. I will explain how the practice of meditation and yoga has been part of the culture for thousands of years.
As the Trauma Informed Program Coordinator, I plan and help implement social emotional learning strategies in the classroom and throughout the school, with the goal of helping students stay self-regulated throughout the day in order to do their best learning. Our students are learning the practices of yoga and mindfulness as ways to calm and reset the mind. I plan to share the history of these practices through my travels in India and Nepal to make them more meaningful to our students.
Preparation During Travel
I am researching the different spiritual practices throughout India and Nepal.