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Self-care & mental health in schools for staff & students programme

I treat the work that I do with schools and students with the same passion, knowledge and capabilities that you do as teachers. My aim is to empower educators and students either together or separately.  My unique approach is in bridging the fields of somatic-embodiment yoga and mindfulness (tending to the actual experiences in your body) for social-emotional learning to cultivate lifelong wellbeing in young people and adults alike. My ambition is to always leave individuals with the ability to support themselves with the tools that work best for them.  

 

I have developed specialist courses for schools and schoolchildren (7 to 18 years old) adapted to suit different age groups, needs and experience:

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somatic-embodiment mindfulness yoga meditation

(working with your body's sensations, experiences, emotions, feelings, images & thoughts)

stress, anxiety, depression relief practice

for children & teens in school's environment

(7 to 18 years old)

I am a Mindfulness in Schools Project teacher

Connect & to feel better in yourself!

self-care & loving attention-awareness practice for your students' emotional, social, physical & mental health

At its most basic level, mindfulness helps train your attention to be more aware of what is actually happening, rather than worrying about what has happened or might happen. We learn to bring greater curiosity to whatever it is we experience. Jon Kabat-Zinn, the founding father of secular mindfulness, described this skill as 'being alive and knowing it’. In short, it is self-awareness practice and is evidence-based. I hope this short animation explains this more colourfully:

How can mindfulness support mental health and wellbeing?

  • Mindfulness practice can create the space and the potential to develop better self-awareness, enabling us to notice when we have unhelpful ways of relating to ourselves and our experiences. Learning mindfulness from a young age can help make more supportive choices and improve the way we take care of ourselves across all life stages.

If you have other requirements, please please contact me via uyenyoga@aol.co.uk or 07484 325 685

somatic-embodiment mindfulness yoga meditation

(working with your body's sensations, experiences, emotions, feelings, images & thoughts)

stress, anxiety, depression relief practice

for children & teens in school's environment

(7 to 18 years old)

I am a TeenYoga for Mental health teacher

Connect & to feel better in yourself!

self-care & loving attention-awareness practice for your students' emotional, social, physical & mental health

What are the benefits of Yoga Mindfulness?

  • building focus and concentration.

  • reducing stress and anxiety.

  • stretching & releasing to build strong healthy bones.

  • building body awareness and positive body beliefs.

  • encouraging relaxation & letting go.

  • spreading connection – growing acceptance & sense of community.

 

What about Yoga & religion?

 

The definition of Yoga means ‘union’ which acts as a practice to bring together the union of body (through the poses), mind (by calming the mind through breath) and spirit (finding the peace in relaxation).

 

Many schools are cautious to ensure all aspects of their teachings respect any religious ethos of their school. As an outside provider, I am both aware and respectful of this position. It is important to note that yoga is not a religion. It is practised by people of all religions and those of none. Due to the very long history & development of yoga, particularly meditation, yoga does have close associations with some practices in Buddhism and also some connections to Hinduism. While these similarities are present, yoga is not connected to either religion.

 

The ancient language of Sanskrit is often used in adult yoga classes to describe poses and other aspects of yoga. However, we understand this can be confusing to pupils and often not appropriate. So to ensure clear understanding and aid connection, I use easily understood language throughout my classes.

 

My aim is to deliver Yoga Mindfulness for all-inclusive, understanding and accessibility for all.

If you have other requirements, please contact me via uyenyoga@aol.co.uk or 07484 325 685.

 

Reviews from schools, parents, clubs & students

There are a number of factors to be confident about before you engage anyone from outside your own staff. A critical one of these factors is reassurance that what is being offered is effective, professional and good value.  Please take a minute to look at reviews of my work from some of the schools, parents and students I have worked with.

REVIEWS FROM SCHOOLS, PARENTS AND STUDENTS

 

There are a number of factors to be confident about before you engage anyone from outside your own staff. A critical one of these factors is reassurance that what I offer is effective and good value.  Please take a minute to look at reviews of my work from some of the schools, parents and students I have worked with:

 "Uyên is such a lovely, generous, patient teacher who is full of smiles! She ran a yoga and mindfulness class for a group of our school students and she was able to keep everyone engaged and feeling incredibly relaxed afterwards. I would absolutely recommend her child and teen yoga classes."
 

N. Conde - St.George's school in Ascot

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