junior & senior yoga

CATHERDRAL SCHOOL LLANDAFF

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.

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.

Nervous System

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.

Musculoskeletal System

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.

Focus & Mood Improvement

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.

Confidence, Resilience & Self Belief

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.

Mondays | 4pm

Seniors
£ TBC 11-Weeks
  • 1 Hour of Yoga
  • Injury Prevention
  • Compliments Sports
  • Based Upstairs in CSL Gym
  • Online Classes & Resources

Thursdays | 4pm

Juniors
£ TBC 11-Weeks
  • 1 Hour of Yoga
  • Snack Included
  • Games, Activities & More
  • Online Classes & Resources
  • Collection At Jr Playground

Teachers & Parents

Testimonials

"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)
"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!"
csl parent
"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!"
csl parent
"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!"
csl parent
"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!"
csl parent

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