Yoga as part of the school day

Skills for Life:

Learning positive self-care tools educates and empowers children to proactively manage their physical and mental health, develop emotional intelligence and motivates their progress towards their goals and ambitions.

We are constantly challenged by complexities and pressures associated to the fast-paced lifestyle that surrounds us. We are ‘switched on’ and accessible in a multitude of ways that places demands on our attention, time and health. There is increased need to learn practical skills to support our health, relationships and to manage overload, stress and anxiety.

The Approach

When teaching yoga to children there is  so much more to it than just the yoga.

 

The right approach starts with clear objectives and knowing how to achieve them.

 

This means teaching within a structure that will encourage the very best behaviour and participation from the class.

 

By understanding the needs of  a special needs child contributed to achieving the correct approach.

 

The right approach means never giving up trying to encourage a child with autism to get up and perform the sun sequence independently.

 

The right approach means making a commitment to ensure that every child is included in the lesson even if they cannot stand.

 

The right approach is much more than just yoga. Some might say that this is what yoga is really about.

Articles and Studies

Yoga in schools has 'profound impact' on behaviour  - BBC News

Meditation made my students calmer, kinder and more focused - Guardian

 

Schools in England Introduce a New Subject: Mindfulness

A school replaced detention with meditation. The results are stunning.