A Bespoke School Yoga and Mindfulness Programme - A whole School Approach
“I love the combination of yoga and relaxation exercises” Fleetwood Lane Primary School Mark Eggleton – a PE Lead/Yr 6 teacher
YogaBugs has been successfully working with schools for over 20 years, teaching yoga and mindfulness to children and teachers across the UK. We offer PE classes within school with a teacher or with pre-recorded sessions as part of YogaBugs Virtual (link to page)
Reduce stress, anxiety & improves mental health
Available for remote learning
Accessible to ALL children
Linked to the curriculum
Suitable to fund through Sports Premium / Pupil Premium / PSHE / SEN budgets
What are the benefits to the school?
- Teachers will learn techniques to manage stress
- Teachers will learn mindfulness techniques to teach the children
- No yoga experience needed to run a class
- Help towards achieving PE targets
- All children can participate from £5 per class
- Parents access for remote learning
What are the benefits to the children?
- Help children manage their emotions
- Improve children’s concentration
- Build children’s self esteem
- Improve children’s behaviour
- Improve children’s balance, coordination & core strength
- Children will feel calm & relaxed
” YogaBugs allows our children to engage in physical activity whilst also focussing on mental health and wellbeing.” Sonya Black, Deputy Head, Throston Primary School, Hartlepool.
” It is noticeable that already they are much more confident in the poses and exercises.” Fleetwood Lane Primary School Mark Eggleton – PE Lead/Yr 6 teacher
Designed bespoke for schools
Our pre-recorded virtual Yoga classes are delivered in HD and easy to access online through a dedicated school portal. Teachers will have access to 120 videos, mindfulness resources and training.
Classes for early years and KS1 are delivered through exciting stories and adventures that link to curriculum topics – keeping children engaged as they act out the story through yoga.
For children in KS2 we deliver the sessions through themes that link to the curriculum, whilst also teaching children about their bodies and what they can achieve through yoga.
Classes are fun, engaging and interactive, with discussion points where the Virtual YogaBugs teacher will pass back to your teacher for the children to answer questions about the story/theme.
What's included in the package?
✓ A year’s licence to run virtual YogaBugs in your school
✓ Access to 120 pre-recorded virtual YogaBugs sessions
✓ Virtual mindfulness training and resources for staff and activities for children
✓ Virtual training on mindfulness techniques for children
✓ Online certificate templates
✓ Online library of all yoga poses
✓ Parent Portal – access to YogaBugs videos, workshops and mindfulness resources
✓ 24 hour access to our support team for any questions
✓ Report template to track children’s physical and emotional progression
“We knew this was something we wanted to get on board with so that we could offer this opportunity to many more of our families” teacher Kim Hartford, Deputy Head, Ridgeway Infant School, Derbyshire
1 in 5 children affected by mental health
“I am very happy with the programme so far. It is allowing us to offer P.E. sessions in the limited space of our classrooms for the children in school and providing quality sessions for our home learners that are easy to use in their houses. The children were dubious at first as it is something different but after 2 sessions they have become extremely enthusiastic and engaged and determined to develop their expertise. It is noticeable that already they are much more confident in the poses and exercises.”
Fleetwood Lane Primary School Mark Eggleton – PE Lead/Yr 6 teacher
“We have worked with YogaBugs for a number of years now, when we heard about the new Virtual Packages that was being offered, we knew this was something we wanted to get on board with so that we could offer this opportunity to many more of our families.
Teachers have also been using the resources with children in school and have commented on the level of enjoyment and engagement shown by all. They have been particularly impressed with how the sessions develop a sense of calm and relaxation by the end which in turn then has a positive impact on children’s ability to focus on their learning.”
Kim Hartford, Deputy Head, Ridgeway Infant School, Derbyshire
“We started using YogaBugs in January 2021 to support our blended learning approach in school. The virtual aspect means that we can follow lessons with the children in school and also allows children who are working from home, to experience the same lesson at exactly the same time as their class mates. It is important for us to ensure that all our children feel that they are experiencing the same lessons as their peers. Feedback from both children and parents has been very positive. YogaBugs allows our children to engage in physical activity whilst also focussing on mental health and wellbeing.”
Sonya Black, Deputy Head, Throston Primary School, Hartlepool.
“We love YogaBugs! With the staff and children’s mental health being under increased strain at the moment due to the lockdown it is great to know we are delivering high quality sessions to improve their wellbeing in these difficult times.“
Rachael Cotton, Head Teacher, Fleet Wood Lane School
“YogaBugs has provided us with a great platform to support the children with emotional wellbeing while working remotely. The site has lots of resources and activities to try with children, staff and parents“
Mrs Sarah McGreevy, Acting Head, Seaton House School, Girl’s Preparatory School
“The children in Nursery really enjoy the YogaBugs sessions. They especially like the finger breathing and colour breathing techniques. I can really see the benefits with my class. This is such a good introduction to being mindful. “
Teacher, Seaton House School, Girl’s Preparatory School
“Our staff have commented that the children have found the positions challenging in a good way, but they have found the calming sessions at the end of most benefit and have used them at the end of the day before children leave school. “
Ann Duffy at The Dales Federation of Primary Schools