If school is your home away from home, we'll bring yoga to you!

Why should kids do Yoga?

Schools are reporting:

  • Increase in anxiety, depression, diagnoses, behavior, and bullying
  • Decrease in social/emotional skills, self-awareness, self-esteem, self-confidence, ability to self-regulate, and time for self-care

How can kids yoga help?

Research shows that yoga can help kids learn:

  • Mindfulness teaches kids to be present - increases focus and attention
  • Kids need to MOVE and learn by DOING - yoga creates an experience connecting their body and brain
  • Inclusive of all needs and abilities - reaches all learners - everyone can do it and there is no way to do it wrong

Yoga for all ages!

Preschool age classes: 

  • Can be done in daycare centers, home child care, coops, Montessori, homeschool
  • Classes are 20-45 minutes - full of music, movement, and mindfulness
  • All ages (0-5 years old) in a multi-age environment or separated by age groups

Elementary school age classes: 

  • Perfect for all settings - private, public, homeschool
  • Classes are 30-60 minutes long - can be in the classroom, a large room, or outside
  • Structured (and still playful): welcome, warm-up, move, cool-down, meditate, relax, goodbye
  • Great for kids as a whole class, small group, or 1:1 
  • Can be linked to common core, MA state curriculum frameworks, and IEP goals

Middle - High School age classes: 

  • This age needs it the most - but might be least likely to seek it out
  • A supplement and/or alternative to P.E., health/wellness, guidance
  • Focus groups with targeted support for at risk youth
  • Can be linked to common core, MA state curriculum frameworks, and IEP goals

 

Yoga for educators and school staff:

  • Adult yoga classes teach school staff about the importance of self-care.
  • Providing self-care to school staff builds community and promotes healthy self-care habits
  • Self-care for school staff enables them to give the best of themselves in the classroom
  • Gentle and restorative classes would allow every body to access the yoga class while allowing a moment to catch (or even just notice) their breath.

Professional Development: 

  • Created BY educators, FOR educators
  • 2.5-3 hour PD workshop: "Yoga in the classroom for every learner"
  • Yoga can help manage behavior, increase focus/attention, and decrease anxiety

Some Helpful Resources:

Frequently Asked Questions
Research & Resources
Yoga & Mindfulness Visuals - Preschool - Elementary - Middle/High