Be The Voice For Kids To Thrive
Workshops for Teachers
Many teachers have challenges with:
-Stress and overwhelm, leading to burnout
-Management of workload and lack of support
-Daily motivation and inspiration in the classroom
-Conflict resolution and upholding positive relationships with their principal, colleagues, parents and students
-Tiredness and lack of energy
Angela offers a 3 hour professional learning that will educate teachers on:
-Self care practises that will leave you feeling energised, grounded, focused and calm
-Mindfulness strategies to become more aware of self, your needs and areas of growth
-Identifying your emotions and feelings and what they are communicating to you
-How to create the most effective positive classroom environment for learning
Here's what some teachers have had to say about what they got out of the workshop:
"The importance of looking after myself and understanding what is going on in the minds of the students we teach."
"How to approach my day with a positive mindset"
Why Yoga in Schools?
Kids yoga is FUN! It is a creative, imaginative way to develop a healthy mind and body. It provides opportunities to develop social, emotional and physical well-being in kids. Classes can be based on the needs of the children and is often co-created to allow children to feel empowered and heard. They play and learn in a safe, non-judgemental, engaging environment that promotes risk taking, challenges, positive interaction, connection, awareness, laughter, happiness and resilience.
Improves strength and flexibility
Increases self-confidence and builds positive self-image
Increases emotional resilience
Helps to balance body and mind
Teaches self-acceptance and self-love
Increases sensory awareness and general body awareness
Fortifies all bodily; the skeletal, nervous, circulatory, digestive, respiratory, hormonal and muscular systems, and improves our understanding of anatomy
Increases awareness of breathing and deepens the breath
Helps children to build inner strength
Encourages awareness of nature, animals and the environment
Teaches children how to relax and reduce stress, anxiety
Encourages cooperation and teamwork
Fosters compassion, generosity and respect
Teaches how to find inner peace
Yoga is fun!
Why Mindfulness in Schools?
"Bringing awareness to one’s experience - mindfulness can be applied to our senses, thoughts, and emotions by using sustained attention and noticing our experience without over identifying." ~Mindful Schools Website
Mindfulness increases the grey matter in the Prefrontal Cortex which underpins learning and social functioning. The way in which we practice mindfulness also leads to a more compassionate attitude toward ourselves and others. This can assist in preventing children from developing mental illness and also helps their social functioning.
Angela offers programs in schools for Yoga and/or Mindfulness depending on the school’s needs. Programs can be created to align with the school curriculum, values systems or as a stand-alone key learning area.
One off classes or blocks of lessons (programmes) can be booked.
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At Your School Today
Kids Yoga has been a beneficial program in assisting children with their self-regulation skills. The program gives the children an opportunity to connect with important personal skills such as self love, their sense of belonging, connections with themselves and with one another. Angela individually tailored the Yoga program to connect with our School Behaviour beliefs about Choice Theory.
Angela’s expertise as a classroom teacher meant that she was able to guide the children in a calm and engaging manner. She developed quick rapport with the class and made each student feel valued.
As a teacher I found that I learnt a variety of classroom management strategies to assist my class in calming quickly, having better focus and using their energy effectively for learning. Shapes breathing is one such activity which we use on a regular basis to regulate our breathing and allow for smooth subject transitions.
The Yoga lessons allowed the students to develop their core and body strength, flexibility, balance, breathing, relaxation and decision making skills.
My 9 yr old daughter has been attending Angela's yoga classes for the last 2 years, they have been life charging for her and the family, she has learnt to control her breath and therefore the tantrums have reduced dramatically. Angela is such a fun teacher with such a wealth of knowledge to teach the kids, I love how she teaches them about mindfulness and taking risks from such an early age whilst also having fun. Thank you!!