The Benefits of Yoga in Education
In addition to being a tutor, I am a certified children’s yoga instructor with over 10 years of experience teaching yoga to children ages 2 to 18. I received my certification from Karma Kids Yoga in NYC and co-founded and ran the company Live Free2Be, which delivered yoga and arts enrichment programs and events, for children, families, schools and corporate clients for 4 years in the NY/NJ metropolitan area. I am currently teaching yoga at local preschools, fitness and dance centers and also provide private in-home yoga sessions. Having developed and taught yoga programs to children, I have seen firsthand the benefits of yoga and how it can nurture a child's development on all levels-mind, body and spirit. Children naturally love yoga because it is a fun, healthy form of play that promotes health, balance, concentration and self-esteem.
Yoga for children is quickly gaining popularity in education and has become part of the classroom in many schools throughout the country. Yoga is now recognized as one of the most effective ways to support focus and concentration, reduce stress and offer therapeutic benefits for all children, including those with special needs and learning disabilities. The practice of yoga has enriched my life on so many levels and I am committed to bringing the benefits of yoga to children to enhance their academic development and allow them to blossom into the fullest expression of themselves.
Benefits of Yoga for your Child's Academic Success
It has been proven that students who practiced yoga and relaxation for one year got higher grades and developed cooperation skills and more effective work habits than those children who were not exposed to yoga. Yoga helps children improve their focus and concentration, as well as their motivation to learn.
Self-Esteem and Behavior
Yoga fosters self-acceptance in children as they discover the connection between their bodies and their minds. As they practice yoga poses, children experience a peaceful, relaxed state and awareness of both their strengths and limitations.