Primary Schools, Early Years, Pre Schools and Nursery.
It’s brilliant to see active children really get involved in Yoga Loves sessions for children attending early years, key stage 1 & 2 educational settings. Together, we spark our imaginations, explore worlds, landscapes and themes with an ecological twist reinforcing care for our planet and each other. Yoga postures are seamlessly woven into sessions building strength, stamina and improving spatial awareness and balance. Each session offers time to focus on breathing and relaxation. Children begin to learn tools to practise skills of self-regulation, concentration and wellbeing. “Sarah is a wonderful asset to our provision – testament to the length of time she has worked with us! A lovely manner and relationship with the children at all times, she delivers confidently, calmly and with fun. Her activities are varied, wonderfully resourced and engage every child. Children talk regularly and positively of their experiences and are clearly benefiting from the whole experience. Sarah is brilliant. Could not ask for more.” J Gaylor, Head of Pre-Prep and Nursery Handcross Park School, West Sussex
Secondary Schools and Colleges
Yoga Loves sessions for teenagers connects them with their own body and helps them understand yoga is just for them and not a performance or about comparing with other people. Yoga not only helps young people with strength and flexibility, it also helps them regulate emotions by being aware of their breath and the way their bodies respond to stress. Ultimately, yoga helps them accept themselves and feel ‘at home’ in their body. I love the idea that teaching teenagers the tools of yoga will help them not only cope with growing up and exam stress, but help prepare them for life. Yoga Loves teen yoga is designed to fit into a learning environment and has the flexibility to be delivered in classrooms or sports halls. It includes breath techniques for relaxation, focus, concentration and anger management.
What to Expect in a Yoga Loves Teen Yoga Class
Specific stretches designed to help with a range of issues including anxiety, stress, stiffness and a more positive body image. Dynamic sequences for increased circulation and heart rate, relieving stiffness, boredom and fidgety behaviour, improving strength and toning. Relaxation sequences to help with better self-image, forgiveness, compassion and conflict resolution.
Yoga for Teachers
Teachers and other school staff need to unwind and focus on wellbeing too. Why not offer a yoga class for staff? Yoga Loves sessions in education can be:
- 6-12 week (term-time) courses
- After school, lunch or breakfast clubs
- PPA nurture group or targeted pupil sessions
- Full-day workshops for the whole school
- One-off sessions to support wellbeing weeks such as Mental Health Awareness and Healthy Schools
- Part of inset days for teachers.