Cathedral School Llandaff

Co-Curricular Yoga (Term Time)
Junior & Senior pupils

Co-Curricular Yoga

NamasJay Yoga runs co-curriculum sessions at Cathedral School Llandaff alongside curriculum sessions, as part of P.E. sessions.

Juniors | Thursdays | 4:00pm
Term 3 Bookings Open

Seniors | Mondays | 4:00pm
Term 3 Bookings Open


  • Sessions include yoga poses that aid strength building, flexibility, joint mobility and aid the reduction of any stress and anxiety.​​
  • Group work allows pupils to work with peers and exhibit responsible personal and social behaviour that respects self and others.
  • Games will not only strengthen what we are learning in yoga. It could also help pupils achieve and maintain a healthy level of physical activity and fitness. ​
  • Through simple meditation techniques, pupils can learn how to breathe deeply, which leads to the reduction of stress. ​
yoga for children
Benefits Of Yoga

There are many benefits of yoga, but for children, these benefits could significantly improve overall wellbeing, physical, mental and emotional health, social skills, confidence and brain development.

Yoga benefits the brain by increasing a readiness to learn, enriching the mind and creating new brain cells, through movement (exercise) this can be achieved. A study found that not only new brain cells were created but, brain cells survived longer, which is useful in learning and retaining new information (Ratey, 2008). Yoga can improve and aid cognitive functions, emotions and social learning.

Physiologically yoga can support the musculoskeletal system by increasing bone strength, supporting the muscular system. Through yoga, tension is reduced in the muscles and muscles are strengthened — improving posture, maximising the power of joint movement, reducing the risk of injuries and improving performance.

Yoga promotes self-awareness as, during yoga, the focus is internal, and there is no competition. Success is not dependent on the performance of peers. Yoga is a time to shift awareness to become aware of what is going on inside us. As a self-reflective practice, yoga allows students to tune into themselves and tune out everything else.

Yoga benefits the nervous system by decreasing the heart rate, blood pressure, breathing and muscular tension, resulting in the reduction of stress, anxiety and improving sleep quality, therefore, allowing the nervous system to experience less stress.

Other systems that are benefited by yoga include the endocrine system, cardiovascular system, digestive system, immune system and the respiratory system.

By practising yoga, one can learn to become more self-awareness and understand one’s thoughts and emotions. By doing so, this can result in influencing behaviour, relationships, decision making, and lead to evaluate and make constructive choices by recognising the well being of self and others and while also considering the consequences.

Seniors | Monday

Monday (Term time) 4:05pm – 5:05pm

Clothing: P.E. Kit (Cannot take part otherwise.)
Collection: Arranged made by parents
Location: CSL Gym (Upstairs)

(10 Weeks) (£4.50 Per Session)

Juniors | Thursday

Thursday (Term time) 4:05pm – 5:05pm
Memorial Hall

Clothing: P.E. Kit (Cannot take part otherwise.)
Collection: Junior Playground
Location: Memorial Hall

(11 Weeks) (£4.50 Per Session)



“My daughter has been attending NamasJay classes for a while now and absolutely loves it. It’s great for her overall health, both physical and mental, and she often practices at home now. She’s always in a great mood when I pick her up afterwards so I’ll be signing her up again!” 

“Our son thoroughly enjoyed yoga lessons with you, he was very enthusiastic about the lessons and it was great relaxation for him. I would definitely recommend!”

“I would highly recommend NamasJay, my son has learnt so much from the classes. It’s great that they do team work as well as individual poses, and I love that we can now do yoga at home together!”

“My 11yr old son wasn’t sure initially about taking up yoga but after only one session with Jay he was hooked, fell in love with the class, yoga and thinks the world of his yoga teacher!
Thank you Jay!”

FROM teachers

“Following Jay’s success with our Senior pupils, we were delighted when Jay shared our interest in bringing yoga into the Primary. Jay has worked with our pupils from Years 4 to 6; all of whom thoroughly enjoy their weekly sessions. Jay creates a fantastically calm atmosphere and really brings the best out of the pupils. The sessions look to develop mindfulness and wellbeing, achieving this through engaging activities that are accessible for all pupils. Asking Jay to come and work with our Primary pupils has been a huge success and I cannot thank him enough for what he has accomplished in such a short space of time. Jay loves what he does and this comes through in each and every session.”

Mr C Morgan, Assistant Head (Kay Stage 2)

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