Last weekend saw me complete the Teen Yoga teacher training course with Charlotta Martinus, an inspirational yoga teacher, who has been sharing her knowledge with teens and improving their lives in Bath for many years. The group on the two weekend course consisted of many who are either already yoga teachers or school teachers with experience of yoga, all believing in the enormous benefits yoga can have for young people. The first part of the course covered lots of theory: anatomy and physiology of the adolescent, neuroscience and evidence based research on the effects of yoga. The second weekend was much more practical and we were able to learn from one another’s teaching techniques. Having already taught lots of teenage pupils I had much to share, yet it is so important as a teacher of anything to remember that you remain continually a student yourself, and I was able to develop and deepen my knowledge and skills, and compassion.
What an amazing experience! Definitely the most students I have taught all at once! On Wednesday 3rd July I spent the afternoon with almost 200 Year 7 Pupils from Pool Academy, Redruth to lead a sponsored yogathon. Each tutor group has been raising money for a particular charity all year and this was their last opportunity before the end of term. The charities were: Make a Wish, Help for heroes, Macmillan Cancer, RSPCA, Cancer Research, Age Concern and St John’s First Aid. For each I chose a pose to symbolise the qualities of the charity and encouraged the pupils to think about how they can embody those qualities in themselves. It was great success!
Every Wednesday afternoon in Redruth and Saturday morning in Mount, love it!
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I’m thrilled to be teaching weekly yoga sessions for the children staying at The Sands Resort, Porth, over the Easter holidays! This week there was a full class of eager young yogis on holiday to try out a spot of yoga as one of their activities. With ages ranging from 4 to 13 it was great fun including a whole variety of poses, games and breathing techniques. Everyone came out smiling and relaxed as they prepared to head to the beach.