Yoga is a valuable resource for children's mental and physical health! Now more than ever, the government are encouraging schools to bring yoga into the weekly curriculum.
How can we make it happen!
"It's not about being good at something, It's about being good to yourself"
You are not alone! If you are a school and want to help your children thrive with yoga, the Government are offering PE and Sports Premium government funding, which can be used to bring a certified yoga instructor into your school!
The funding provided gives schools and children the best opportunity to participate in yoga which has a long history and now science-backed evidence in supporting physical and mental health.
If you have already made plans for your Sports Premium then check out what other grants are accessible for yoga and mindfulness.
More funding and grants information:
Here are a few reasons how school pupils will benefit from a yoga session:
Managing emotions- Learning breathing and mindfulness techniques to calm and relax. Gentle movement moves tension held in the body, yoga is proving to have a positive effect on those dealing with anxiety and stress.
Focus and concentration- Yoga postures that involve maintaining balance and focus for periods of time, build strength in the body and also the mind. bringing more focus when studying and learning during school time.
Balance- Postures that help with balancing will also bring balance to the mind, so we are able to make clear and healthy life choices.
Gross motor skills/ cognitive development- Along with the balancing poses, yoga involves twisting and crossing over of the limbs, which send signals to the left and right side of the brain, creating coherence. We also like to play games during our sessions which encourages cognitive development. if your child has a diagnosis of dyslexia and dyspraxia this would be highly recommended.
Behaviour- When we are feeling stressed, anxious or have various things going on in our lives, this can have an impact on our behaviour. Yoga brings peace of mind and tools to encourage positive behaviour and also learn that it's ok not to be perfect all the time. There is no good and bad, we just need to learn how to express ourselves appropriately.
Sleep and routine- Yoga encourages better sleep and the routine of getting up and going to bed will be improved. When we practice yoga regularly, we calm the nervous signal response, which tells us its safe to sleep and relax.
Body health- practising yoga helps keep the body moving and the muscles stretched to relieve tension and strain. When a child is developing, it is crucial that they maintain good spinal health, this is done through the postures, building core strength. Hypermobility is very common in children and would need the support of yoga to build strength in those areas to avoid injury or overexertion.
Internal body- breathing and gentle body movement sends signals to our nervous system that it is time to relax. when we relax we are able to sleep, learn and function fully. Our hormones are also releasing endorphins and serotonin to the brain. When our bodies are overstressed, this is fight or flight, releasing cortisol, which over time, if not addressed can have a massive impact on our body.
State of mind- Learning to be positive, kind and loving to ourselves and others will build self-esteem and improve mental health. Over time if we neglect our emotional wellbeing, bury feelings and thoughts and allow others to treat us badly. This can create mental illnesses like depression. When we have an understanding of who we are in the world and how to let go of negative or traumatic situation we are able to be more confident, have better relationships with others and ourselves.
Choose your yoga club
Introduce Kind Kids Yoga as a breakfast/lunchtime / after-school club, or as part of your school curriculum
Contact us here or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tell us which type of club or workshop you would like to book - Breakfast, Lunchtime,
After School, or workshop.
A brochure will be sent to you. From then we can either book a trial session or go straight ahead with your package option.
meetings can also be arranged.
Thank you for being the change for young lives,
Kind Kids looks forward to being apart of your school or nursery.