Why yoga in school?
Physical benefits include greater fitness, improved flexibility for the spine and joints, better posture and improved co-ordination.
Emotionally the right approach can help children to improve their social skills, to discover ways to self calm and relax, which will help them to deal with life’s challenges and get on better with each other.
Educationally the right approach can help children to improve concentration, speaking and listening skills, their writing and even help them to understand complex ideas in interesting and vibrant ways.
The holistic effect of these benefits is to give the child an improved sense of self worth, an increased sense of self esteem and therefore a happier and healthier life.
Suitable from nursery through secondary school, and homeschool groups.
Please contact me to discuss teaching in your establishment.
How to bring yoga to your educational facility
- Well being days – sessions for each class
- Weekly sessions for nursery & school children (primary & secondary)
- 1:1 sessions with children
- Yoga sessions for teaching staff & school employees
Workshops for teachers:
- Movement based learning
- Working with our breath
6 week courses:
- Yoga, Movement and Sensory Balancing for Children with Additional Needs
- Yoga & Relaxation courses/classes for pupils
“Debs delivered yoga sessions throughout the years at the school I work in. I work in different Sends organisations and have always asked Debs to deliver those sessions because of how good she has been. She was fantastic and knew how to draw the children’s attention and keep them focused. She was fantastic and knew how to draw the children’s attention and keep them focused. I support children with special needs and at the start of the first block of six sessions a child was unable to sit and had little attentional span, but by the end of the six weeks, the child was able to sit within the group, communicate and hold his attention. I have known Debs for about six years and would always recommend her because of her high level of experience, how good she is and her knowledge, especially with SEND children. I am personally giving Debs 5 stars and would like to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU, Debs!”
SEN Support Teacher, Castelton Primary
“Debs has come to Castleton to teach yoga to two of my classes over a couple of years. She has a lovely caring nature and adapted any planning for the needs of the children. I was astounded with the level of participation from the children and how Debs had them eating out the palm of her hand (figuratively). The children came back to class from yoga in a calm and relaxed way, ready for their learning. The children loved singing the yoga songs and with the actions. It has been great to see the breathing and calming techniques being used by children in distress to regulate themselves.”
Class Teacher, Castleton Primary
“Deborah ran a fantastic six-week course for our Year 6 pupils. She gave them a range of different techniques to use, including yoga and breathing, in potentially stressful situations. The pupils thoroughly enjoyed the sessions, but more importantly have used the techniques to help themselves remain calm and focused. Thank you, Deborah, and we will look forward to seeing you in school again soon.”
Headteacher, Moorlands School
“All children were welcomed in by name and a hello song sang at the beginning. Deborah was positive throughout, she named each child encouraging them to copy her and deliver praise when they did. Deborah used positive language throughout, she was calm and soft toned.
The children were keen to show Deborah their yoga moves and was happy when she responded with positive praise.
The children knew all the yoga movements and was able to perform them with ease. They have been practicing the same movements since the beginning, which with this group is important. Deborah said it has taken a lot to get to this point, it has obviously paid off the children look to enjoy it and are able to be fully included.”
School Observation by SCOPE, 2022