Yoga in Schools

Yoga has become a highly popular past-time and health kick for numerous people in recent times.  Whether people just want to get fit, release stress or have some ‘me time’, many agree that yoga is a great way of doing it.

Yoga’s focus on the self, breathing and the present is hugely beneficial in numerous ways. Not only does it help alleviate the worries of everyday life but it can also provide a sense of calm and wellbeing.

From a young age, children are surrounded by increasingly taxing curriculums at school, exam pressure and, at times, stressful home circumstances.  Yoga provides a fun but calming environment for children to pause, take breath and focus on themselves.

Floga provides bespoke, child friendly yoga classes for students of all ages.  Floga wants to generate a space which is beneficial to both the student and the school – a place of tranquility which will hopefully continue into the classroom and playground.

Workshops we currently offer are found below:

Yoga for Children

A focus on asana practice, encouraging the children to engage with and become aware of their bodies and breathing.  By introducing them to the postures through story and games, we aim to engage them in a fun and releasing practice.

Yoga for Teenagers

As a teenager, hormones, growth, anxiety and emotions begin to come to the fore.  By using asana practice and breathing exercises correctly these can be calmed and steadied.  Floga’s yoga workshops for teenagers creates an environment which is free from judgement and allows positive relationships to develop with both between students and the individual.

Yoga and Philosophy

Philosophy is becoming ever more prominent and encouraged within the school environment – and rightly so.  Yoga is inextricably linked with philosophy and these workshops generate discussion of the self, society and emotions. We then encourage these thoughts to be put into practice through movement and meditation.

Meditation

Meditation can come across as a boring past time for both children and adults, but if delivered in the correct manner it can provide incredibly positive outcomes.  Using visualisation, music and discussion, Floga’s meditation workshops aim to create an atmosphere of calm, serenity and understanding, providing a welcome break from the hubbub of life.