high school wellbeing incursions
High school wellbeing incursions can be tailor made for each school. Beyoga has 17 years experience teaching adolescents wellbeing and yoga.
The programs can comprise yoga, meditation, relaxation and creative visulasiation, dance and movement, philosphy discussions, cognitive and mindfulness tools to enhance creativity and emotional intelligence.
For example, beyoga tailor made a strong physical yoga program for a Year 12’s PE class at a boys school. This was suitable for the adolescent boys studying PE at this level and was rigorous and physical. There was a also a small relaxation component at the end.
On the other hand beyoga has tailor made a more relaxation based program for a class of high academic achieving students.
For senior school students sessions comprise of real tools to be taken home and used during stressful times of assessments and exams. A 3 minute meditation will be taught and be available online for students who attend a high school wellbeing incursion.
beyoga facilitates wellbeing programs for high school aged students that are both physical and creative and encourage the students to work together; correct postural imbalances due to smart phones and computers; self sooth and relax through times of stress using meditation and breathing techniques; create strength and flexibility of the spine; and have fun!
David Caruso “It is very important to understand that emotional intelligence is not the opposite of intelligence, it is not the triumph of heart over head — it is the unique intersection of both.”
Yoga is the perfect addition to any high school physical education or personal development program. Students are naturally flexible and agile and yoga helps maintain these physical qualities. At a deeper level the bending and twisting motions of the postures help massage internal organs sending fresh blood along the spinal column helping to release physical and emotional tension.
Yoga will combine well with traditional physcial education and sports programs as the postures help balance the strength and flexibility of the student.
Yoga will help with a student’s posture allowing the spine to become more straight, sending fresh nutrients and blood to the spinal muscles and disks. Having a healthy spine helps digestion, breathing and concentration. Thirty minutes of yoga practice will help counteract the time a student spends hunched over a desk or mobile phone.
When an adolescent feels positive and happy about themselves they are less likely to be influenced by the opinions of their peers and also less likely to “bully” other students.
Some of the schools at which beyoga has taught include: Billanook College, Year 10; Mentone Boys Grammar year 12, Our lady of the Sacred Heart, Bentleigh Yr 10 – 12, Melbourne Girls Grammar year 8 – 9; St Pauls Primary School, Coburg prep – year 6; Rosanna Primary School prep – grade 6; Doncaster East High School Year 8; Isabel Henderson Kindergarten North Fitzroy; Footscray City High School, year 9; Caulfield Junior College; Mercy College for Girls, Coburg, year 9; Merri Creek Primary School, North Fitzroy, prep & 1, Grade 3 & 4; St Marks Primary School, Coburg; Prep, 1 and 2; Alphington Primary School, Prep, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4; Regency Park Primary School, Prep; Ballarat Secondary College, Year 8; Mill Park Heights Primary School Prep.
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