in-school-yoga program

YOGAZOO is proud of their In-School-Yoga program. Our program is available in day care centres, kindergartens, primary schools and high-schools.

Prior to beginning her career in yoga, Michelle taught in both primary and high schools in Perth, London and Japan. Her experience as both a school teacher and a yoga instructor makes her uniquely qualified for instructing children as well as developing and designing courses for the needs of children in a classroom setting.

Michelle has also completed a certification with Donna Freeman-Yoga in My Schools program and Zenergy Yoga with Lorraine Rushton.

The Yogazoo -In-School-Yoga program is built specifically for children. It is designed to be accessible to all children of all ages and abilites to enhance their general well-being and unlock each individual’s potential. With a focus on children’s yoga combined with personal development, everything in a Yogazoo- In-School-Yoga program is designed to make a difference and have a lasting impact on the children while at the same time capturing their attention in a meaningful, entertaining, and educational manner.

Yogazoo also offers a mindfulness program teaching children the basics of mindfulness and techniques that can be used in both the classroom and at home.

All of our teachers are fully qualified, insured, and accredited yoga teachers with extensive specialised training in working with children and teens.

BENEFITS TO THE SCHOOL

  • A fully set up turn-key program that is designed, implemented and run by Yogazoo;

  • A calming, relaxing impact on the community of the school;

  • A well-rounded educational experience benefiting the entire student body mentally, physically, and emotionally;

  • Our program fulfils on the requirements of the Health and Physical Education curriculum.
     

Benefits of Yoga in the School Setting

Anti-bullying, health and wellness, and character education are common themes in Australian schools today, all focusing on educating the whole child, mind, body and spirit. Yoga, by nature, supports this learning.
 

The following are some (not all) of the benefits of yoga that supports the education of the whole child, thus maximising the learning process:

  • Provides students healthy ways to express and balance their emotions;

  • Promotes a more relaxed, comfortable state of being – the perfect state for teaching and learning;

  • Encourages community and connectedness within the classroom;

  • Helps to create an atmosphere of confidence, enthusiasm and non-competitiveness where everyone can succeed;

  • Eases anxiety and tension (such as pre-test or performance jitters);

  • Enhances focus, concentration, comprehension and memory;

  • Supports social and emotional learning;

  • Improves posture, assisting students to sit comfortably for long periods;

  • Enhances motor skills and balance;

  • Improves mind/body awareness and connection;

  • Improves confidence and self-esteem;

  • Creates a calm, harmonious and HAPPY classroom.

 

Benefits of Mindfulness:

  • Reduce levels of stress, anxiety, and depression;

  • Boost happiness levels;

  • Harmonising and balancing effect;

  • Boost and improves concentration;

  • Boosts levels of attention and focus;

  • Reduce negative behaviour such as anger and frustration;

  • Improve quality of sleep.

 

For information contact Michelle on yogazoo@iinet.net.au