Category: Yoga for teenagers

This time of year, it can feel like we are working against our own bodies, pushing ourselves up out of bed when its dark, taking vitamins, supplements, coffee, chocolate or pro-plus to keep going until the mid-winter feast which pushes us even further into activity and consumption.   I have had the benefit of slowing

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Relaxing your feet, relaxing your legs, relaxing your SELF! Young people spend an inordinate amount of time taking care of their image. The grooming, the hair, the make up or body products – all to create a persona. That persona often becomes the mask that we carry throughout adulthood until, for some, it becomes to

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Exam practise Things to do before exams 1. Sleep well (follow steps below) 2. switch off any screens at least an hour before bed 3. don’t drink coffee or alcohol or eat sugar after supper ( even better, avoid them altogether if you can) 4. have a hot bath with lavender or chamomile essential oils

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 “Until we make the unconscious conscious, it will steer our life and we will call it fate “ Carl Jung. Many teachers and parents sigh and roll their eyes when the teenager grunts and stomps. Bad behaviour! Bad attitude! Disengaged! The desire to manage behaviour and create an optimal learning environment is every teacher’s first

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What would a conference about yoga, education and welllbeing among young people be, without their voice? We would like anyone working with young people to encourage them to send in a one minute video answering three simple questions: How does yoga affect your life? How could it affect your life more? Would you like more

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As practitioners ourselves, we know only all to well, how yoga can assuage feelings of anxiety, calm our nerves and generally uplift us. Why would it be any different for young people? This was my thought as I calmly and confidently strode into my first yoga class for teens ten years ago and was met

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“Better than…”, “More gifted…”, “More flexible…”, “More friendly…”… do these terms sound like advertising? There are worse labels though: “Less able…”, “Less sociable…”, ADHD, Aspergers, dyspraxic, dyslexic……. Apparently these endless labels “help” teachers and parents to differentiate learners in a class, categorising and measuring outcomes, people, products. They may however just oversimplify the diversity. As

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