Cathedral School Llandaff

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

Co-Curricular Yoga

NamasJay Yoga sessions have already been successfully incorporated into the P.E. curriculum for Senior pupils for (Years 7, 8, 9 and 10s). Co-Curricular Yoga has also run successfully for Junior pupils all enjoying and benefiting for the practice of yoga. 

Seniors | All Years | Mondays | 4:05 pm – 5:05 pm | 11 Weeks 
Join Sessions From Monday 23rd September

Juniors | Years 5 & 6 | Thursdays | 4:05 pm – 5:05 pm | 13 Weeks

What's Inculded?

  • Sessions will include many 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 will also help pupils achieve and maintain a healthy level of physical activity and fitness. 
  • Through simple meditation techniques, pupils will learn how to breathe deeply, which leads to the reduction of stress.

statistics

Children & Mental Health

1 %*
of mental illnesses start before a child reaches their eighteenth birthday.
1 %*
of mental health problems in an adult life take root before fifthteen years old.
yoga for children
Benefits Of Yoga

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

Through yoga, the brain is benefited by increasing the readiness to learn, enriching the mind and creating new brain cells. Through movement (exercise) this is achieved. In a study, it was 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 by reducing tension in the muscles, 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 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.

The nervous system is also benefited, as yoga decreases the heart rate, blood pressure, breathing and muscular tension, resulting in the reduction of stress, anxiety and improving sleep quality.

Other systems that can be benefited include the endocrine system, cardiovascular system, urinary system, digestive system, reproductive system, immune system and the respiratory system.

Yoga can improve self-awareness (recognising one’s thoughts and emotions and how they influence behaviour) self-management, social awareness, relationship skills and responsible decision making (evaluating and making constructive choices by considering the well being of self and others and evaluating the consequences for various words and actions).

Seniors | Mondays

Monday (Term time) 4:05pm – 5:05pm
The Gym (Upstairs)

Clothing: P.E. Kit (Cannot take part otherwise.)
Collection: The Gym

£49.50
(11 Weeks) (£4.50 Per Session)

Last Chance To Join

Juniors | Thursdays

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

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

£58.50
(13 Weeks) (£4.50 Per Session)

Jay Symonds

Founder & Director
Yoga Teacher

The Teacher

Jay started practising yoga and meditation after his first year of university, where he  struggled with anxiety, stress, which resulted in dropping out. Yoga helped Jay regain his focus and motivation to return to university and complete his degree in BSc (Hons) Business Information Systems.

Yoga and meditation allowed him to graduate with a 2:1 overall, 1st in his dissertation, which was published in a conference paper. Jay was determined and passionate to bring yoga and meditation to those who could really benefit from these practices.

He went on to launch a not-for-profit business called NamasJay, which supports vulnerable children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and who may experience stress, anxiety, low confidence and self-esteem with free classes supported by the revenue and resources of the business side of NamasJay.

  • 200 Hours Registered Yoga Teacher
  • 70 Hours Children's & Teens Yoga Training
  • Full Enhanced DBS Checked
  • First Aid Trained Level 3
  • NSPCC Child Protection & Safeguarding
  • 3 Years Yoga Teaching Experience

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