© 2019 Sprout and Bean Yoga

Yoga for staff and students

 

At Sprout and Bean we love taking Yoga out of the studio and into the world. We have a range of teachers who are passionate about teaching different age groups about Yoga. Wether its Yoga full of imagination for early primary or Yoga for confidence and stress management in teens, we have it all covered.

We want the teachers and staff to get to know us a bit before so we offer each school a free introductory 45 minYoga class at lunchtime, either a kids class or a Staff class.

When they love it (we know they will), we offer the classes in 5,8 or 10 week blocks as either a before school, lunchtime or after school activity.

Sprout and Bean Yoga school programs aim for a minimum of 8 participants in the program. 

As a community studio we donate 10% of class costs back to the school to reinvest into more Yoga (classes for teachers, mats for the school or a discount off future classes).

Different age groups are offered different classes and our teachers are qualified to teach Little Sprouts (Preschool age), Sprouts (5-10 yrs) and Teen Yoga (11-15). All mats and props provided.

 

School Yoga Costs 2019

One off visit

$125 incl GST (8-25 participants)

 

Five Week Program

$550 incl GST 

 

Eight Week Program

$800 incl GST 

 

Ten Week Program

$900 incl GST

 

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Refrences and studies

 

Dr. Hyde’s chapter contains specific information about select school yoga programs as they are aligned with teaching and learning standards and represent critical pedagogy.

  • Hyde, A. M. (2012). The Yoga in Schools Movement: Using Standards for Educating the Whole Child and Making Space for Teacher Self-Care in J.A. Gorlewski, B. Porfilio & D.A. Gorlewski (Eds.), 

  • Using Standards and High-Stakes Testing for Students: Exploiting Power with Critical Pedagogy. New York: Peter Lang Publishing, Inc. [AESA’s 2012 Critics’ Choice Book Award Winner] http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/detail?accno=ED531347

Contemplative practices, such as yoga, improve motivation and assist in self-regulated learning. 

  • Roeser, R.W. & Peck, S. C. (2009). An education in awareness: Self, motivation, and self-regulated learning in contemplative perspective. Educational Psychologist, 44, 119–136.

Yoga can produce a calming effect, which helps children get into a frame of mind conducive to learning.

  • Gates, G., & Wolverton, M. (2007). Emerging Thought and Research on Student, Teacher, and Administrator Stress and Coping: Information Age Publishing Incorporated CT.

Yoga for children is a relaxation technique that has been found to reduce stress and tension, dissipate excess energy, relieve tiredness, lengthen attention span, improve physical health, sharpen concentration, enhance mental clarity, and cultivate better interpersonal relationships.

  • Peck, H. L., Kehle, T. J., Bray, M. A., & Theodore, L. A. (2005). Yoga as an intervention for children with attention problems. School Psychology Review, 34(3), 415-424. 

  • Vempati, R.P. (2002). Yoga-based guided relaxation reduces sympathetic activity judged from baseline levels. Psychological Reports, 90 (2), 487-494.

Mindfulness techniques, including yoga, help to prevent teacher burnout and build resiliency. The same techniques used in the classroom could improve student behaviors. Both are essential for maintaining a stable teaching force.

  • Jennings, P., Frank, J., Snowberg, K., Coccia, M. & Greenberg, M. (2013). Improving classroom learning environments by cultivating awareness and resilience in education (CARE): Results of a randomized controlled trial. School Psychology Quarterly, Sep 9 [Online First].

  • Laravee, B. (2012).Cultivating teacher renewal: Guarding against stress and burnout. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.