Yoga for Secondary Schools

Yoga for Secondary Schools

The Key to Relaxation and Tranquil Minds for Teens

The Mental Health Foundation states that 20% of adolescents may experience mental health problems in any given year, 50% of mental health problems are established by age 14, and 75% by age 24.

These shocking statistics demonstrate that today’s teenagers and young adults are a vulnerable group, who are experiencing levels of stress on a regular basis – from changing hormones, social media, and heavy timetables to the pressures of exams, and preparing for their future.

We know exercise is good for the mind as well as the body, but the practice of yoga takes the beauty of mindfulness and relaxation and combines it with gentle movements and stretches.

This accessible activity can be a fundamental tool for teenagers inside and outside of school hours.

Whether you are a yoga expert or have no experience, whatsoever, Maudesport has created a FREE yoga lesson plan that will help you plan the perfect session for your students, suited to your audience and to your busy schedules.

As well as building yoga into termly lessons, we believe yoga is a great opportunity to offer after-school or even a before-school session to set students up for their day, particularly those who are revising or preparing for exams.

You do not need a heavy investment of budget to kit your department out with yoga mats and blocks.

Benefits of teaching yoga in your school...

Improves teenagers' physical health including coordination, core strength, flexibility, and balance.

Reduces the feelings of stress from exams, the pressures of adolescence, and daily challenges.

Enhances and encourages optimism inside and outside of school and improves their outlook on the future.

Helps to manage anxiety and can build a sense of hopefulness by learning calming breathing techniques.

Can improve behaviour and overall school performance – this is proven with ADHD students.

Encourages discipline and increases patience through following instructions and the repitition of simple movements.

Everything you need to get started from Maudesport...





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