Relaxation and Wellbeing at School

Yoga for Schools

Find out how much you can improve mental and physical wellbeing, and learning and behaviour with Yoga in your school

Improved physical health

With rising obesity and childhood ill health, and a decrease in physical activity in school age children, Yoga can offer a fantastic way to increase children’s activity, as well as teaching strategies to relax the body in a healthy manner.

Increased mental health

Life is increasingly stressful, even at primary school age. Children are under pressure in and out of school. If they are not taught how to manage their emotions, it can lead to mental health problems in childhood and beyond. Yoga teaches healthy stress and emotion management strategies, and can teach children to find contentment and happiness within.

Improved cognitive skills

Yoga is well known for improving focus and concentration. Studies have shown that a regular Yoga and/or meditation practice can improve working memory, empathy, creativity, focus, concentration, and much more. Relaxed minds and body are better able to stay on task and work better.

Why teach Yoga in Schools?

 

 

Benefits of Yoga in Schools

There are numerous benefits to had from bringing Yoga into your school. Aside from the obvious stress busting qualities of Yoga, it can

  • Improve focus and concentration
  • Improve physical health
  • Reduce aggression and violence
  • Improve self control and reaction management
  • Enhance coping skills
  • Reduce obesity
  • Promote greater self esteem and self confidence
  • Improve memory
  • Increase and balance energy
  • Promote mindfulness
  • Improve sleep

These benefits will help teachers and children alike, improving health, behaviour and academic achievement. 

I can offer a range of services, and can tailor classes and packages to suit your school’s needs. Services can include

  • general Yoga classes
  • relaxation and meditation classes
  • stress managment classes
  • wellbeing talks
  • classes structured to fit in with themes and topics
  • outdoor yoga (weather permitting)
  • stress management and wellbeing for staff

About Esther, your teacher

Let us first teach little children to breathe, to vibrate, to feel, and to become one with the general harmony and movement of nature. Let us first produce a beautiful human being, a dancing child

Isadora Duncan

I trained as a primary school teacher in my 20’s, and loved it. I adored being with the children, and teaching them valuable skills for the future. Unfortunately, life took me down a different path, and I didn’t make teaching my career. Now a Yoga teacher since 2014, I am passionate about the power of Yoga to teach vital wellbeing and stress control skills to young and old. Having experienced schools as staff, parent, and seeing it through my children’s eyes, I know how stressful school can be for children and teachers alike. I know that Yoga could help reduce the stress everyone feels, and help children and teachers develop vital skills to manage emotions, foster focus and concentration, and promote wellbeing.

I love to blend my past and present teaching skills and share the benefits of Yoga to local schools in the Rhondda and surrounding areas.

Why Choose Rhondda Yoga

Experience in the classroom, on the Yoga mat, and as a parent

I have experienced school life from all sides of the fence, and know how challenging school can be for children and teachers alike.

I have been teaching Yoga for over 4 years, and have had experience of teaching a wide range of groups, including children. I have experienced first hand the incredible benefits Yoga can have for physical, mental and cognitive health.

I can teach Yoga across the whole of the school age range, and can offer wellbeing services to staff as well. 

Relaxation, wellbeing and stress management tools could make a massive difference to the culture, performance and morale in your school.

Would you like to find out more about how Yoga could help boost wellbeing at your school?

Get in touch to find out more

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