Yoga Programs for School Staff
Working in a school has always been a vocation that while having immense rewards, also comes with particular all-consuming intense stresses. Teacher recruitment and retention is becoming increasingly difficult, as is the challenge of keeping all members of staff healthy and happy.
Many schools now offer complimentary programming to support the health and welfare of the students, but without the teachers, teaching assistants, administrators and other team members functioning as well as they can, no school is going to succeed in its educational goals.
Mind and Body Movement have put together the MBM School Yoga for Finess and Relaxtion Course specifically for school staff and in response to feedback from friends and clients in the teaching profession. By listening to how yoga and mindful movement were helping them manage the rigours of their roles we have created a series of sessions that both improve physical fitness and flexibility, while simultaneously reducing stress. Leaving participants fitter, healthier and happier. As is the MBM mission!
The MBM School Stress Buster Yoga Course is designed to run fit in your term times and can take place on school premises utilising either a school hall or other classroom space.
The timing of the course is open for arrangement, but it is designed to run directly after the working day so that participants can take this time to concentrate on their own health and welfare before they leave for the evening.
Proven Success and Results
MBM have run this program many times now, and indeed have continuing yoga programs in schools around Milton Keynes.
Surveys have shown that people who have attended the course ALL “strongly agree” or “agree” that:
- They enjoyed the course
- The course helped them relax and reduce their stress levels
- The course improved team spirit
- They would be keen to continue practising yoga
- They would recommend the course to other schools
There is a myriad of research available on the effectiveness of yoga both as a tool of fitness, of its health benefits and most especially of its powers of stress and anxiety reduction.
A selection of such general articles would include:
- Frontiers in Psychiatry - Meta Review of Yoga Research
- Harvard Health - On the wider benefits of Yoga
- US Library of Medicine - The benefits of yoga for anxiety and depression
- Complimentary therapies in clinical practice - Meta Review of Yoga Research
Furthermore, the concept of yoga for schooling professionals is well established in some districts in America and below are some links discussing the benefits of this process:
- Mindful Practices shown to reduce stress for teachers
- Yoga in the schools conference (US)
- The benefits of yoga for teachers
Please get in touch using the form below for information of prices, more testimonials, further information and to begin to make your school a more relaxed place!
"Yoga afternoons have quickly become a cherished moment in my week"
Headteacher Oakgrove Primary, MK
I had been struggling to sleep for a few years. Since starting yoga have slept well almost every night and feel less stressed.
A teacher in her first 5 years of teaching
I LOVE after school Yoga (with MBM). It has helped me find some "me time".
I feel great during and more relaxed afterwards.
Plus, David's teaching makes me feel safe and secure.
'Single Mother of 2 & TA', Milton Keynes
I have enjoyed making time for me, feeling positive that I may not be the best in class but I give it my best and feel really good about that.
School Administrative Assistant 10+ years
The best bit has simply been having time to myself.
I get my best sleep of the week - by far! - after our yoga (at school) evening.
Teacher of 30+ years experience
Stress Buster Contact Form
If you'd like to organise a MBM School Stress Buster Yoga Course at your school, or ask any further questions, please get in touch using the form below: