Yoga in schools
I am a qualified teacher with a PGCE and with 20 years experience of teaching movement to children and young people. I have full DBS clearance to work with children.
Current offerings in schools include:
- Primary school yoga clubs - learning yoga postures through storytelling and games. Activities to help self-esteem, for relaxation and sleep.
- Secondary school yoga as part of PSHE and PE curriculum - building confidence through yoga postures as well as strength and flexibility. Learning breathing and relaxation techniques to hep deal with stress, anxiety and to manage mood and emotions.
- Yoga for exams - movement and mindfulness to support students through exam periods.
Qualifications - children and young people:
Post Graduate Teaching Diploma in Dance - University of Brighton, 2004
Teaching Yoga to Teenagers - Calm for Kids, 2016
Diploma in Teaching Children's Yoga - YogaKidz, 2019
Regular safeguarding training undertaken.
"The children thoroughly enjoy their lunchtime yoga sessions with Kate. She has a kind and friendly approach and has built a positive rapport with the pupils. Kate’s yoga sessions provide a calm and relaxing environment, in which the children are able to pause and reflect during a busy school day. Kate is highly professional and her classes have been a great addition to our activities programme in the prep school." (Miss Thompson, Hurstpierpoint College Prep School)
Yoga in the workplace
I also offer yoga in workplaces to improve physical fitness and release tension. In both settings breath awareness and mindfulness are an integral part of the sessions to help alleviate stress and increase clarity of thought. I also offer mindfulness sessions in the workplace.