The popularity of yoga is growing and it is not hard to see why.
Sporty students do yoga to develop performance in their chosen game.
Non sporty people like it because it is a non-competitive way to keep active.
Boys practise it to increase stamina, strength and confidence in relation to their bodies as they grow and change.
Girls enjoy relaxation and flexibility exercises which promote emotional and physical wellbeing.
A yoga practice that develops memory and concentration, body awareness, and balance control, and includes deep relaxation can only be good for everyone.
The well documented benefits of yoga are:
• Develops strength, flexibility and stamina
• Reduces tension, stress and anxiety
• Raises self esteem and promotes self-efficacy
• Improves motivation
• Develops clarity, focus and concentration
• Creates awareness of emotional responses
• Encourages self-management of behaviour
• Promotes social, mental and emotional health
In short, young people need yoga.
Yoga classes support SMSC education by encouraging students to explore and reflect on life purpose, cause and effect, resilience, obstacles, relationships, feelings and emotions.
It is taught in many schools across the UK as part of the PE curriculum, the PSHE curriculum, as an elective in an enrichment programme or as a lunch time/after school club activity.
We can tailor our classes to suit you, whether you want one-to-one, small groups, or whole classroom sessions. Schools can choose 6, 8 and 10 week courses.
Each course will include a range of postures. breathing and relaxation techniques, mindfulness and meditation, yoga philosophy and psychology.