Mindfulness and Yoga for teachers
According to a leading teaching union, 67% of teachers have said that the workload of their profession has impacted negatively on their physical and mental health. This makes well-being a priority for retaining and supporting teachers in schools and colleges. Studies have suggested that Mindfulness and Yoga can reduce teacher burnout, increase greater resilience to stress, lessen anxiety and sickness absence as well as improve relations and co-operation between colleagues.
Yoga creates Mindful attention in teachers on how they are affected by their daily role. As a result, they notice the first sign of stress and are more likely to be involved in greater self-care. Teachers enjoy their work more and have a better work/life balance.
The practice of Yoga poses help to release tension which aids relaxation at the end of the working day. In particular, taking part in specific balance postures, Mindfulness and conscious breathing in class can enhance attention, concentration and focus thus aiding teacher performance.
Mindful Yoga helps teachers explore their reaction to stressful situations, especially if they cannot control the event itself or those involved. It allows them to remain calm and act on better decisions as it creates a break between thought, emotion and action. Furthermore, Mindful Yoga is a positive agent in accepting change whether this is driven by the school, college or government policy. Teachers instead see challenges rather than obstacles or problems.
Please get in touch via our Contact page to find out how Yo Yoga Soul can benefit the mental health and well-being of your staff by offering weekly Yoga classes, and / or bespoke interactive Mindfulness workshops delivered by an experienced trainer who is a plenary speaker on the MHFA (Mental Health First Aid) for Youth and Adults trainer course and at the British Research Council.