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Meet the team

Yoga in Schools Community Interest Company was founded in 2016 by Venetia Mayman and Laura Sewell to promote healthy bodies, clear minds and thriving lives for the whole school community. In 2017 Emma Cheong joined the team of directors. Other teachers have their own yoga classes in the community and work for Yoga in Schools on a sessional basis. It is important to us to learn from each other as a team and we get together to share our skills and improve our teaching.

All staff teaching yoga to adults have:

  • Minimum yoga teaching qualifications of 200 hours with a reputable provider accredited with either Yoga Alliance or British Wheel of Yoga.
  • Been interviewed and ratified by two referees, at least one of whom can comment on their work with children and young people.
  • Indemnity insurance.
  • First aid training.
  • A regular yoga practice of their own.

All staff teaching yoga to children and young people have

  • The above.
  • A DBS certificate and are registered on the DBS update service.
  • Safeguarding and prevent training. See our Safeguarding policy here.
  • Some experience of working with children and young people in any capacity.
  • Many have taught yoga to children and young people, have specialist child/teen yoga qualifications and several have Qualified Teacher status.
  • All are able to integrate some degree of meditation and/or mindfulness with teaching the more physical aspects of yoga.

All staff providing Mindfulness teaching or training for staff and students have

Qualifications to practice mindfulness from an accredited and reputable provider such as Oxford University Mindfulness Centre.

Qualifications to teach mindfulness from an accredited and reputable provider such as Mindfulness in Schools.

The Team