Yoga & Mindfulness Workshop - Aisling Graham

3 February 2019

Yoga and mindfulness has therapeutic benefits for children. Children are often in disharmony with their physical and mental bodies because of the stresses of modern day childhood. Teaching them yoga and mindfulness can deepen their connection with themselves, enhance their concentration and enable them to feel more connected to the world around them. All children are different and we, the people who are in direct contact with them, need tools and skills to help them to achieve their full potential.

This workshop will look at the current climate facing children, teachers, classroom assistants and anyone who works directly with children with regards to effective work/teaching of young people. Effective learning takes place when a child is in harmony with themselves and feeling calm and centred. Through yoga and mindfulness we will learn to help the child to still the chattering thoughts of the mind, through yoga to tune in to their physical bodies and to develop patience and kindness towards themselves and others. It will have an integrated “whole child” approach to preparing children for active learning/listening during the school day, to improve concentration and focus in the classroom and throughout their day.

We will practice yoga postures and mindfulness techniques that can be used/utilised in a classroom or working directly with a child. The focus will be on breathing techniques, therapeutic sound and movement facilitated through group exercises and practice. This will allow people to get a feel for using the techniques that they are learning in a friendly, supportive environment. We will use the techniques to practice 10 minute brain breaks which if utilised in “real time” throughout the day will improve the children’s performance academically and behaviourally.

 

The workshop will cover:

·         Pranayama (breathing exercises) suitable for promoting calmness in children

·         Asana (Yoga postures) suitable for both a classroom environment and working directly with an individual child

·         The science of integrating the whole brain and the mind/body connection

·         Yoga and mindfulness techniques for children on the Autistic spectrum

·         Techniques for Behavioural management and yoga for self regulation

·         A yoga practice suitable for you to use straight away in your classroom or anywhere

 

You will leave this workshop with a deeper understanding of how yoga and mindfulness practices can benefit your teaching/relationship with the children in your classroom/in your care and feeling confident that you can use them. You will be adding to your “toolbox” a series of breathing exercises, yoga postures and mindfulness techniques to enrich your own teaching/work and the children’s learning experiences.

 

This workshop may be used as CPD for teacher’s, it is not a qualification to teach yoga to children as this must be completed as a separate qualification. The primary aim of this workshop is to diversify teaching/caring techniques using the ancient tradition of yoga and mindfulness and to enrich the lives of the young people in our care.

THIS WORKSOP IS FULLY BOOKED. PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND UNLESS YOU HAVE ALREADY PRE - BOOKED.

DATE: Sunday 3rd February

TIME: 10am - 1pm

COST: £30 ( Studio m/bers 10% DISCOUNT )

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