Working in Suffolk Schools
Being a teenager is stressful. It's a time of change which can cause anxiety. Hormones are in fluctuation and there may be a lack of self-esteem. There are pressures of school work, exams, friendships and relationships.Practising yoga can help to manage the emotional and physical turmoil teenagers feel.
Yoga is a non-judgemental, non competitive approach to body awareness. As well as making you physically stronger and more flexible, yoga fosters trust, self-belief, raises self esteem and calms a busy mind . Research has shown that yoga improves young people's physical and mental well being. The techniques it provides and approach it takes to balancing the body, emotions and mind could almost be classed a life skill; certainly something once experienced could provide well-being throughout life.
I received funding through Suffolk Sport, Sport England's Sportivate Programme. In 2015/16 Big Sky Yoga taught in Farlingaye, Thomas Mills, Debenham and Stradbroke Schools. This programme aimed at girls under the This Girl Can campaign was nominated for a Sport England award. A further round of funding in 2016/17 funded my teaching at Alde Valley, Stradbroke, and Kesgrave High Schools, and Stonelodge Academy special school. I am a Top Coach with Suffolk Sport.
I also teach mindfulness to teenagers and parents and have recently taught at Thomas Mills High School.
I am available to teach teens in groups and for schools by arrangement
Stringent policies and procedures are applied for all work with under 18s included DBS checks, Safeguarding Training, specialised training for teaching yoga to teens and other procedures. The British Wheel of Yoga Child Protection Policy is adhered to at all times.