WHAT IS YOGA?
Millions of people around the world practice this ancient discipline.
It's more than just. exercise - movement is co-ordinated with breathing techniques for relaxation.
It helps to reduce stress and anxiety and provide a sense of well-being.
It has a strong following among celebrities and athletes such as Russell Brand, Ryan Giggs, Robert Downey Jr., Andy Murray and Lady Gaga.
HOW CAN YOGA HELP YOUR child or TEEN?
Mental well-being: Reduces anxiety and stress; improves sleep.
Fitness: Improves posture, flexibility, co-ordination, balance and strength as your teenager's or child's body changes and grows.
Academic achievement: Enhances memory, focus, understanding and concentration.
Cultivates self-awareness leading to better behaviour and decision making.
WHAT HAPPENS IN CLASS?
Teenagers and children of any ability can do yoga: The sporty, unsporty, boys and girls.
There's always a warm-up: Instruction is given on a cardio-boosting 'sun salutation.'
Guidance is provided on specific poses to stretch and strengthen muscles.
Breathing and relaxation techniques are taught.
Equipment, such as mats, are provided. Your teen or child will need to wear loose comfortable sports clothing.
WOULD YOU LIKE YOGA CLASSES TO BE AVAILABLE AT YOUR child's or teenager's SCHOOL OR COLLEGE?
If you feel your child or teenager would benefit from Yoga classes, and they are not yet available at their school or college, print off this letter which you can complete and send to your Head or Principal.