Yoga and Mindfulness for the whole school and the whole curriculum
Healthy bodies, clear minds, thriving lives
We started Yoga in Schools Community Interest Company because our own experience and the research evidence demonstrate the benefits of yoga and mindfulness to the mental and physical health of children and adults. If you want to look at a summary of some of the research here is a useful on-line repository.
We know how schools work and have a good knowledge of the curriculum. We appreciate scepticism and would encourage you to read reports on our funded work in Matthew Arnold School here, Wheatley Park School here, John Watson school here.
‘The most relaxed I feel is after yoga! I go back to my classroom and work really productively afterwards.’ Student, Wood Green School
We help adults and young people in schools to understand how yoga is working on their body and their nervous system. The aim is to give young people skills in supporting their own well-being that will last a lifetime. The projects on our front page are there to reflect what we have already done. We like to design bespoke projects which will help your school deliver on its priorities.
‘Students were surprised by how beneficial the session was and found that controlled breathing and measured movements helped to build an inner calmness, allowing them to relax.’ Head of Business and KS4 Core Programme, Matthew Arnold School
‘The use of narrative to deliver the yoga was super. The instructor had a wonderfully expressive face and voice. From the start the children were hooked. I have never seen the children so still and focussed! This fitted in very well with our ‘Healthy Living’ week.’ SMSC subject leader, Stonesfield Primary School
We work mainly in Oxfordshire but can travel further to provide you with one of our successful and well-evaluated Activities Days.