Yoga, including meditation and breathing practice is being embraced by schools across the country, including Cleveland Municipal Schools, Chicago City Schools, and many local school districts. Workshops are being offered through various organizations to give educators the tools to utilize this important tool in the classroom. Studies have shown that students who learn to practice and integrate yoga into their routines develop better self-regulation strategies, perform better on tests, and become more content.
Through Yogalifestyle4you, I can bring Professional Development to your site and provide instruction on simple, yet effective ways to share yoga with students that will truly make a difference in the classroom and child - not to mention teachers employing the techniques in the classroom. Yoga brings the mind and body together to function smoothly; in our culture, many children have a lack of connection between their mind/emotions and their body's literal actions. Improving concentration, self-awareness and self control yield strong rewards both inside and outside of the classroom.
With my background in education as both a teacher and administrator I have experienced the benefits of yogic practices with the students I have served. I can truly say that I love sharing yoga directly with children. We can develop a program in which multiple classrooms will have direct instruction and modeling of techniques during a given day with followup support for individual teachers.
Give me a call or contact me by email - I am passionate about the potential that yoga has to change the culture in your classrooms and school.
Here are some pics of students in a local school - Cultural Night