Offering yoga in schools is one of the best ways to help students balance the stress of their studies, manage energy, refocus, and build an awareness of their body and mind.
My classes benefit students from preschool to high school with a specially designed research-based curriculum and years of experience working with kids and teens. Classes are for students of all abilities and disabilities. Classes take place during and after school.
Every class is centered on the physical yoga practice. We learn new poses each week, create our own, practice partner poses, and students have the opportunity to teach each other.
The physical yoga practices helps kids to:
Alleviate aches and pains
Increase blood flow
Lower blood pressure
Enjoy restful sleep
Each class begins and ends with a mindful breathing exercise. These practices are a wonderful way for children to develop self-regualtion and learn to embrace stillness and self reflection. Mindfulness is also known to:
Promote healthy body image
Encourage self discovery
Quiet the busy mind
SOCIAL / EMOTIONAL
Through yoga and mindfulness as well as art activities, each class builds on a theme having to do with social emotional wellbeing. We cover topics including:
and much more
During each class, we play a game where students have the opportunity to lead their peers. Through these games, students are able to take joy in trying challenging poses, discover what it means to be a good leader and a good sport, demonstrate kindness and compassion for others, and get creative with their yoga practice.
All classes aim to suit the needs of the students, the school, or the group.
Classes include any of the following: breathing exercises, yoga poses, yoga games, guided relaxations, journaling exercises, and art projects.
Classes are based on my research of social/ emotional learning and the benefits of yoga and mindfulness, experience working with children, and an original curriculum I have developed.
Classes aim to help students develop essential skills for self-regulation, build confidence, experience calm, and improve overall mental and physical health and wellbeing.
Classes can take place in classroom, gymnasiums, libraries, parks, homes, studios or any space that fits the group.
Mats and other materials are not required, but certainly helpful.
Classes can be funded in a number of ways. Most public schools run this program as an after school class, paid for by parents. Private schools and preschools typically include the class as part of the curriculum and fund the classes themselves or offer the classes after school and charge parents accordingly.
Cost depends on the number of students and length of the class. Send me a message to get a quote.