Yoga & mindfulness for SEMH schools and Pupil referral units

Anya, I just wanted to thank you for everything that you have done for my pupils this year.
Your Yoga sessions have helped them learn to be reflective of the self, how to love and care for themselves and how to regulate the physical and emotional self.
— Louise Ross, Teacher, ASC Unit, Tregonwell Academy, Bournemouth

Because Yoga works on so many different levels, it has great potential as an effective therapy for conditions such as anxiety, depression, trauma, behavioural challenges, and other social, emotional and mental health issues. By stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system, increasing brain GABA levels and down-regulating the sympathetic nervous system Yoga helps develop the ability to relax and self-soothe and improves mood as well as self-regulation, emotionally, mentally and physically. Mindfulness has been shown to change neural pathways and decrease the activity of the limbic system which is overactive in people suffering from anxiety and PTSD.

I usually work one-to-one with pupils in specialist settings, but where appropriate, small group sessions are also offered.

I also offer staff training in Yoga and Mindfulness for a Calm Classroom as well as Yoga, Deep Relaxation and/or Mindfulness for Staff.

 

expected outcomes

  • Improved self-awareness, emotionally, mentally and physically

  • Improved emotional self-regulation and behaviour

  • Improved self-esteem and confidence

  • Reduced anxiety and tension

  • Reduced depression and fatigue

  • Reduced anger and improved anger management

  • Reduced hyperactivity

  • Reduced stress and improved stress management

  • Enhanced focus, attention, concentration, comprehension and memory

  • Improved general study and exam results

  • Improved sense of well-being

  • Improved confidence and self-esteem

For research evidence supporting the above benefits, please click here.