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Yoga and mindfulness for Staff

Free Day Yoga Retreats for School Staff

We sometimes run free Day Yoga Retreats to allow staff to have fun, develop their yoga practice and unwind.

Staff taking part in yoga

‘A wonderful way to relax and unwind.’

‘I was reminded that even a little yoga and mindfulness is better than none at all. I do at least 2 minutes a day in school, even with 2-year-olds.’

Day or half INSET day on Mindfulness

 

Feedback from the Springline Partnership of schools about their half INSET day on 4 September 2017.

From headteachers:

We were so impressed by the workshop that we have built it into one of our RAP priorities for this year.

Some very useful, practical ways of implementing mindfulness and well-being activities… the best SPS INSET so far! Just a case of remembering to use the strategies in a busy day.

What a wonderful day to begin our school year. Louise and Rachel were fantastic; the scientific aspects of how the brain operates was a great lesson.

From teachers

All staff from our school were animated and interested… Brilliantly delivered… Very thought-provoking… Powerful, meaningful and relevant… Good amount of research… We can see how it can be used for all ages… Really made us think. Lots of scope for what we can do to help.

An opportunity for staff to have an introduction to mindfulness and:

  • Learn about what mindfulness is
  • Begin to practice mindfulness
  • Learn some practices to try out with students

 

Twilight or INSET Day Yoga for Staff

A time for staff to:

  • Have fun and try something new together
  • Develop skills in relaxation and well-being

Regular after school Yoga lessons for staff brought to the school

Staff taking part in yoga

  • Free taster sessions for all staff
  • Staff pay a lower rate than for a commercial class with management providing a small subsidy from the well-being budget. Variable approaches operate from school to school.
  • Can be grouped with staff from another school.

‘Thank you so much for the yoga this term. It has really been something to look forward to every week.’ Teacher Icknield School

‘…yoga classes have been wonderful. They have helped me develop in many areas such as strength, being more comfortable and enjoying the calm relaxation which we share and take away. These are just a few of many things I love about Thursday classes. Looking forward to next year’s classes.’ Support Staff, Wheatley Park School

‘Many thanks for the yoga this term. In a busy and unpredictable environment, yoga is an oasis of calm and exercise that is so wonderfully rejuvenating and cleansing.’ Teacher, The Cherwell School