I will come to your primary school or special school or nursery on a normal school day to train your staff to deliver yoga as part of the PE/PSHE Curriculum
Over the past two decades I have developed a model of how to teach yoga to children in Primary, Nursery and Special Schools as part of the curriculum. The model can be used by class teachers and teaching assistants with no previous experience of yoga. The structures, activities and postures are easy to learn and are safe to teach. The model is suitable for children from Early Years through Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 in Primary, and Key Stage 3 & 4 in Special Schools
Advantages of training in your school
Teaching and training is geared to the specific needs of your pupil
More staff can be trained at a lower cost per head.
There is no time away from school for any staff (or reporting back)
No travel or hotel costs
Staff can use the model immediately
Pupils who do not normally enjoy physical activity will be fully engaged
Class teachers quickly feel confident and will be inspired to teach this programme
Training is practical, hands on with full staff involvement and is geared to staff who may have little or no yoga knowledge. Staff will be shown how to:
• Structure lessons
• Engage children
• Deliver postures and activities safely
• Use calming & relaxation techniques in the lessons
• Incorporate sensory strategies
• Organise resources
Staff will also be shown how improve to improve:
• Speaking & Listening Skills
• Social Skills
• Self concept
Scheme of Work
Following the day I will support over the phone and by email. You will be given a Scheme of Work, which will include lesson plans for each year group for the entire academic year, or in the case of special needs school for each class or ability group, again for the entire academic year.
The pack also includes activity and posture cards, all of which will allow you to introduce yoga immediately.
Yoga for children with Autism, Aspergers Syndrome & Sensory Processing Disorders
I can walk into any situation where there are pupils with Autism - Mainstream or SEN - knowing that I will engage with 93% of the pupils in the yoga lesson. I can do this because I have a system that works - 93% of the time.
The system, which I have developed over many years, is not only highly effective with children on the Autism Spectrum, but also with children who have a wide range of related needs including ADHD, sensory disorders and behavioural problems.
Feedback from Schools
I get some great feedback from schools where I deliver training.
In every single case day expectations are exceeded and teaching staff are inspired to roll out yoga on the weekly timetable.
For your peace of mind we deliver a Guarantee of Quality.
This means that if you are not completely satisfied with the quality of Teacher Training you will be offered a full refund.
Michael recently came to our school to teach yoga to all our staff and children. The training was absolutely fantastic and the whole school is now really enthused to practise yoga regularly. The resources that Michael provided us with following the training are excellent and will really support us in continuing with our yoga journey in school.