Yoga in Schools
Yoga isn’t just for adults. In fact, through introducing Yoga in schools, teachers and parents have seen a huge increase in both motor skills, coordination and concentration levels in children.
Teaching some 3000 children aged between 3-17 years and within several schools, Emma uses yoga postures to act out stories and to create yoga games. Relaxation techniques are taught to help children through their own worries, health problems or even exam preparation for the older ones.
Here are some of the objectives of teaching yoga to children and are set to support the National Curriculum for PE:
ü To have a basic understanding of what Yoga is
ü To listen, copy and repeat basic movements
ü To be able to carry out simple balancing exercises
ü To learn how to coordinate one’s own body
ü To practice basic breathing exercises
ü To learn how to stretch into basic poses and movements
ü To be able to work with a partner or as a team to create a stretch or exercise movement
ü To learn how to relax and to be able to lie still for 2 – 6 minutes depending on age
ü To understand how their bodies feel during different activities
ü To be able to exercise safely and sensibly
ü To enjoy exercise and realise the benefits of good health.
If you are a parent or a teacher and wish to learn more than please use the contact form or call Emma on 07970807389 and she will be able to give your further details on how your child or school can take part..