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Parents face tremendous pressure to achieve within a world that is often overwhelming. The tools of yoga and mindfulness offer proven methods of managing physical, mental and emotional stress. Bringing these practices to your school or community organization is a simple way to make your students’ lives happier and healthier, increase their capacity to learn effectively, manage their emotions, regulate their own behavior, and achieve personal and academic success.

The School Yoga Project offers a unique program combining yoga and mindfulness practices in a straightforward and intentional way. Our approach incorporates five key elements in each session: Connect, Breathe, Move, Focus and Relax. Within these elements students are taught fundamental life skills that are immediately available for daily use.

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Healthy Skills For Life

YogaWise enables school students to learn and apply positive, healthy physical fitness skills through a range of visual and auditory stimuli and physical movement exercises.

Our YogaWise programs combine fundamental movement and physical activities to produce favourable outcomes including:

  • Increased concentration, coordination and energy levels
  • Improved balance, posture and natural flexibility
  • Recognising the rights, values and feelings of others; accepting differences and managing conflict
  • Relaxation and mindfulness techniques
  • Displays team work, tactics and strategies in team games and group work
  • Increased knowledge of how physical activity contributes to a healthy and active lifestyle
  • Decreased stress & anxiety, enhanced health & wellbeing

 

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Students develop tools to understand and manage their emotions, physical and social changes through various stages of life and their own and others’ safety, health and wellbeing.

Outcomes of our YogaWise program that combines fundamental movement, reflective practice and physical activities include:

  • Improved concentration, listening and negotiating skills
  • Increased understanding of mental health and wellbeing
  • Stronger self-esteem and ability to create positive relationships and opportunities
  • Relaxation and mindfulness techniques
  • Useful problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Participate positively in groups and teams by encouraging others and negotiating roles and responsibilities
  • Enhanced recognition of how emotion influences behaviour

 

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Free Family Day

To ensure that our students take what they learn in class and integrate those skills into their everyday lives, we involve their families at the end of each term by holding a free family day. Parents and carers are invited to attend and learn techniques and exercises to try at home with their children.

Not only does it provide a space for proud students to be able to show off their newfound skills, it also allows parents and carers the opportunity to see first hand the exercises and techniques their children are using to participate in healthy living.

So often as parents we are racing home from work, cooking dinner, doing the homework, getting the kids to bed and doing the house work before falling into a deep sleep; only to wake up and do it all again. In this Free Class, parents, carers and children participate in games and relaxation activities that they can then take home and use on a regular basis. We provide fun, ‘bite-sized’ exercises that they can try at home to help each family member unwind and connect with each other.