Never Mind The Hype ... This is my Reality!
Published 17th October 2013
Year 6 boy with extreme Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties (EBD) that joined in the yoga session for the first time and loved the relaxation and all the other stuff.
Another year 6 boy, who had joined the school a few months ago, hated anything physical like PE… was given three of my wooden yoga jigsaw puzzles and loved doing the postures and was encouraged to come along and watch lesson previous week…joined in the following week…now joins in like it’s normal for him to be there. Rest of class happy to see him more settled.
Challenging Year 6 boy with Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties (EBD) initially refused to join in…we let him sit at the edge of the circle…saying he could join in if and when he wanted to. After 3 minutes he became fully engaged in the lesson...took over as teacher for Sun Game (it's a sequence of postures)
KS 2 boy who does not communicate at all actually signed the word ‘me’ in one of my yoga games.
Mega-mega challenging KS2 boy, that I have taught in various classes over the 6 years, finally stayed for the whole lesson and made a considerable contribution...and as reward rang the bells in Ladybird Relaxation