We teach yoga and movement to support the health and well being of the whole child – body, mind, and spirit. We would love to help create a yoga program for your school.
Providing yoga at school is a powerful way to help kids learn through their bodies as well as their minds. These classes are built from a deep exploration of how children learn and process; helping students develop the strength and wisdom to bring their own unique gifts into the world. Movement can be used to pattern the brain, balance emotions, and cultivate focus. Embodied experience is essential to self-image, and social relationships. Priority is placed on respect, and love for learning and life through developmentally appropriate movement and mindfulness activities. Ancient wisdom is combined with modern science, building resiliency and strength in the body, mind, nervous system, and heart.
Integrating yoga into the school day or after school program can increase focus, emotional intelligence, compassion, conflict resolution, and positive views of learning and health. Children with the most difficulties in the classroom, are often the most receptive to yoga. Adding yoga to the day allows kids to shift trajectory, and bring some confidence and calmness into other activities.
Programs and classes are designed specifically for the desires and culture of each school, bringing in the language patterns, values, and style. The priority of the teachers is to listen to what is arising and for what is deeply needed on levels of the body, nervous system, mind and emotions. Teachers stay in continued training, supervision, and self-development, knowing that the more they can be present and centered in the moment, the more they are of service to each child.
Yoga is becoming more and more common in private schools, public schools, religious schools, and schools of all different styles as its benefits to learning and physical and emotional health become more known. As yoga comes into the schools, it is common to wonder if yoga is religious. Yoga in an of itself is not a religion, but a philosophy. The term "yoga" means "connection" and has come to refer to an integrated approach to learning - bringing in the powers of the body, mind, and emotions. Yoga is a means for students to connect to whatever gives them strength, calming, and meaning. We all need ways to calm down and remember we are valuable, safe, and loved. Yoga can provide this to anyone of any belief, enhancing the strength of their personal beliefs and values.
If you would like to talk more about bringing yoga into your school, please contact Laura at 310)753-3386 or firstname.lastname@example.org