“If you can breathe, you can do yoga”
Yoga can provide key support to young people by:
- Preventing/alleviating/managing stress and anxiety
- Developing physical and mental strength
- Increasing self confidence
- Improving body awareness, coordination and flexibility
- Promoting mindfulness
- Reducing tiredness
- Helping with emotional development
The practice is focused on controlled breathing together with simple and complex postures and balances in an all-inclusive, non-competitive environment.
YOGA CAN ALSO:
EQUIP young people with self-care tools to navigate life’s challenges more easily
ENCOURAGE them to observe thoughts and emotions and to respond appropriately with consideration
BUILD self-awareness and self-regulation
CREATE a sense of calm and inner peace
CULTIVATE a clearer and more focussed frame of mind for learning
ALLOW them to enjoy ‘being’ rather than doing
Recommended length of class ; 30 -45 mins
Recommended max number of students 10-15
Anna is committed to help young people along their journey through adolescence. As well as teaching teen yoga in schools, Anna has been a scout leader in Lewisham for the last five years and hopes to pass on some of the benefits she gained from being a scout in her teens. These include learning how to respect and connect with nature, how to connect with people and become more confident and resilient.
Anna has been teaching yoga for 10 years and completed a course with the TeenYoga Foundation in 2018. She also attended some meetings with a council led group of Lewisham volunteers who are planning events to raise awareness and explore possible ways to tackle young people violence.
Please contact me if you would like to introduce Yoga in your school or organise a workshop.
“The kids really enjoyed it. They all looked like they were having so much fun when I popped in.”
Ms McWilliams St Thomas the Apostol School