YOGA FOR SCHOOLS
Yoga and mindfulness sessions for students in schools.
Collaborating with teachers to integrate the principles of yoga into learning.
As an educator within a collaborative school in the English Schools Foundation, Carol has led innovations to help teachers develop a range of wellness practices.
The benefits of yoga for schools cover all aspects of life:
- Through physical movement, the body becomes a lense for learning about oneself emotionally and mentally.
- Breathing practices relax the body and the mind, and can help reduce stress and anxiety.
- Social activities engender understanding and empathy for oneself and others.
These can all lead to a more balanced and a happier young person, with a greater appreciation of life.
The wisdom that comes from many years of teaching enables Carol to respond to the diverse range of experiences and perspectives of her students, so that each session facilitates developmentally appropriate growth and awareness of biopsychosocial connections. Colleagues often requested her to lead mindfulness sessions, which resulted in the groups consisting of 30 - 90 children, and yoga classes were so popular they were capped at 30 students.
Carol also leads C.P.D. sessions for staff, to give them an insight into the benefits and the skills involved in teaching mindfulness and yoga to children.
Carol tailors her sessions for the needs and abilities of a range of children,
supporting them to access her teaching at their own comfort and pace.