Yoga In Schools

Yoga4BoysYoga In Schools program starts at the classroom, but ultimately aims to reach families and the local community with its positive health-promoting message.

Yoga classes to provide meaningful tips that can be passed on to parents, siblings, and peers. The program empowers youth through learning about living healthier lives, being active throughout the day, enhancing physical health and wellbeing, cultivating clarity of mind, speech and intention providing student with the perfect tools for a happy, healthy and prosperous life.

History

Yoga is a 5,000-year old tradition that uses postures and breathing techniques to strengthen awareness of self. Integrating all aspects of being; mind, body and spirit, the benefits for students are well documented.

Benefits for a Modern Lifestyle

In today's technology centered world students are consistently challenged by overstimulation. Television, smart phones, and video games often are a part of every waking hour leaving little room for their minds to rest. They also face anxiety related to homework and tests, projects and other academic activities; all of this while navigating complex social issues.

It is a known fact that technology is ruining our body posture by constantly keeping us slouching down when we use the computer or cell phones; yoga teaches good posture, hence begin your yoga practice today!

Program Justification/Rationale

Yoga4GirlsYoga has proven to be a viable outlet to help balance the pressure young people face on a daily basis. "When children learn techniques for self-health, relaxation, and inner fulfillment, they can navigate life's challenges with a little more ease. Yoga at an early age encourages self-esteem and body awareness with a physical activity that's noncompetitive." (Yoga Journal Magazine)

Through the physical postures and breath work, or asanas, students will strengthen and become more aware of their body and mind directly impacting their experience in and out of the classroom. The exercise of yoga brings forth a new strength and knowledge of muscles they may have never used before. The physical nature of the practice is a proven outlet to release tension.

Kaplan University explains why yoga works for students, "by engaging the whole body and mind, providing activities that incorporate learning styles such as visual, kinesthetic, musical, intuitive, and naturalist (the awareness of one's personal environment and interaction with nature). By providing students with inner resources-such as calming, centering, and self-acceptance-yoga helps them feel connected and whole."

Classes

Yoga In Schools classes are designed for in school, or afterschool programs.

For more information, please call (626) 539-4063, or fill out the request for information.