Relaxed & focused pupils

Yoga and mindfulness in schools supports the curriculum in many ways, whether it’s helping a child deal with everyday life or supporting them during exams.  Yoga is a great way to build resilience and combat stress.

Yoga philosophy teaches personal and social constraints known as Yamas and Niyamas, which include personal attributes such as honesty, integrity, courage, humility, kindness, generosity, trustworthiness and a sense of justice. 

We will give children and young people a range of tips and techniques to help them feel relaxed and in control of their actions. They will each be given tools to take away with them to help continue their learning in and out of school.

Choose one of the courses below or get in touch with us to discuss tailor-made sessions.

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Sessional teaching – PSHE and PE

Course Objectives

Relationships Education (Primary), and Relationships and Sex Education (Secondary) 

Yoga combines visualisation, mindfulness and breathing exercises with movement. This gives children and young people the tools to:

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  • Help them believe they can achieve

  • Persevere with tasks

  • Work towards long-term rewards and continue despite setbacks

  • Develop an understanding of self-respect and self-worth.

Supporting Physical and Mental Wellbeing in Primary Education

  • Good physical and mental health go hand in hand

  • Yoga and mindfulness empowers children and young people by teaching skills that help them acknowledge the range and scale of different emotions and how to deal with them within different experiences and situations.

Supporting Physical and Mental Wellbeing in Secondary Education

  • Yoga uses mindful movement, stretching and balancing to help us take notice of different parts of our bodies. This enables young people to understand how their bodies are changing, how they are feeling and why, and to further develop the language that they use to talk about their bodies, health and emotions

  • Regular sessions encourage participation in PE. Yoga is fully inclusive and non-competitive, making it attractive to students who may have negative feelings towards sports and more traditional physical activities.


Well-being themed enrichment days 

Course Objectives

This course encompasses the objectives outlined above which can be tailored to your school’s theme.


SEN or additional needs

Course Objectives

Individual/small group sessions for students with SEN or additional needs.

Yoga and mindfulness practices can help children and young people with ADHD by:

  • Releasing energy and improving concentration.

For children and young people with autism spectrum condition, yoga and mindfulness can:

  • Help them feel more connected to their body

  • Calm the nervous system

  • Improve social and communication skills.

If preferred, activities can be practised seated in chairs instead of on floor mats.


Teenage pregnancies

Course Objectives

Using specialist pregnancy yoga and birth preparation techniques:

  • To support young mothers to stay in education for longer and successfully return to education after the baby arrives.


Safeguarding

At Breathe Education we take safeguarding and child protection seriously. All teachers are:

  • DBS certified

  • Up-to-date Safeguarding and Prevent trained.

Potential funding options

Some ideas to help your school fund this important work:

  • School Sports Premium (Primary) £320 million; PE and Sports Premium will continue in the 2019 to 2020 academic year

  • Pupil Premium and Pupil Premium Plus

  • Sixth Form Offer.