YOGA FOR BRISBANE SCHOOLS
YOGA YOUTH IN BRISBANE
AGED BASED YOGA CLASSES
Yoga Youth teaches various age groups starting from Childcare age, through Primary School and into High School.
RESEARCH INTO THE BENEFITS OF YOGA
(Reference: Marlynn Wei, MD, JD, Harvard Health Publishing, 2016)
Yoga & mindfulness have been shown to improve both physical and mental health in school-age children (ages 6 to 12). Yoga improves balance, strength, endurance, and aerobic capacity in children. A growing number of schools now integrate yoga and mindfulness into physical education programs or classroom curriculums, and many yoga studios offer classes for school-age children.
Emerging research studies also suggest that yoga can help children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) by improving the core symptoms of ADHD, including inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. It can also boost school performance in children with ADHD.
BENEFITS OF YOGA FOR SCHOOL KIDS
- Teaches children how to focus, concentrate, ignore distractions
- Settles restless or distracted minds
- Relieves anxiety & low self-esteem
- Builds resilience, student well-being and capacity for emotional regulation
BENEFITS OF YOGA FOR SCHOOL TEACHERS
- Reduces stress, anxiety and risk of burnout
- Decreases incidences of students’ challenging behaviours & increases compliance with teacher requests
- Increases self-compassion, emotional stability and emotional intelligence
- Reduces cognitive rigidity & encourages creative thinking
YOGA YOUTH’S ALIGNMENT WITH THE SCHOOL CURRICULUM
YOGA FOR BRISBANE CHILDCARE & DAYCARE CENTRES
YOGA FOR BRISBANE PRIMARY SCHOOLS
YEARS 1 & 2
Students will explore their own sense of self and the factors that contribute to and influence their identities.
Kids learn about emotions, how to enhance their interactions with others, and the physical and social changes they go through as they grow older.
YEARS 3 & 4
In these years, students begin to explore personal and social factors that support and contribute to their identities and emotional responses in varying situations.
They also develop a further understanding of how their bodies grow and change as they get older.
School kids combine movements to create more complicated movement patterns and sequences.
YEARS 5 & 6
This age group needs the skills to cope with life’s challenges but also to flourish as healthy, safe and active citizens in the 21st century.
School kids develop skills to manage their emotions, understand the physical and social changes that are occurring for them and examine how the nature of their relationships changes over time.
Students refine and further develop a wide range of fundamental movement skills in more complex movement patterns and situations.
Students will develop an appreciation of the significance of physical activity, outdoor recreation and sport in Australian society and globally. Additionally they continue to learn to apply rules fairly and behave ethically when participating in different physical activities.
YOGA FOR BRISBANE SECONDARY SCHOOLS
Secondary year school kids learn to transfer skills and concepts to a variety of physical activities.
Students explore the role that games and sports, outdoor recreation, lifelong physical activities, and rhythmic and expressive movement activities play in shaping cultures and identities.
They reflect on and refine personal and social skills as they participate in a range of physical activities.