Mindful Yoga in Education for the Optimal Wellbeing of Young People

Welcome to Joyful Hearts - Health & Wellness Provider in Schools and Clubs, supporting:

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 I am passionate to about prioritising the mental health of our young people in an educational setting. Joyful Hearts holistic and curriculum-driven Mindful Yoga Enrichment Programmes are designed to equip and empower all children and teens with the essential tools they need to thrive and live full lives in the 21st century.

In response to COVID-19 isolation laws, all my Mindful yoga enrichment programmes are running 'live' on Zoom at the following days/times and available to all children & teens living in the Marlow area:

Every Tuesday 4-5pm for School Years 6

Every Friday 2-3pm for School Years 3&4

Every Friday 4-5pm for School Years 7&8

Enjoy a Pre-Recorded Yoga class for Marlow Royal Football Club

Play my Pre-Recorded Meditations

 What makes Joyful Hearts unique is the age-appropriate educational content I weave into each class to bring school subjects (primarily PSHE) to life, sharing the science behind my passion as I am certified to teach yoga anatomy, physiology, socio-psychology and neuroscience.

Teaching a young person why a greater self awareness is important to realising their full potential; demonstrating how to follow the breath throughout the yoga flow are some of the ways I encourage young people to embody the full benefits of a regular Mindful yoga practice for their optimal wellbeing.  

Students are encouraged to embody their individual Multiple Intelligences (innate in everyone) which I acknowledge by integrating music, art, maths, science, literacy and nature as appropriate for each Key Stage development.

 In the true sense of 'yoga' which literally means to 'unite' Joyful Hearts yoga lessons span across the growing needs of a young person's physical, mental (intellectual), emotional and social and even spiritual wellbeing (as faith-based classes are also available upon request).

My philosophy for teaching Mindful Yoga as part of a holistic wellness programme uniquely draws on the neuroscientific research that the more ways our brain can process and absorb information, the more it can retain and retrieve new information in any given moment. We learn much more however when we feel relaxed and happy, so Joyful Hearts classes are always fun, experiential and provide a safe and comfortable space for each young person to learn about their wonderful body and their amazing minds, awakening their curious spirits.

A regular Mindful Yoga practice encourages young people to:

  • Be more aware & accepting of their physical, mental, emotional, social & spiritual wellbeing
  • Improve concentration and self regulation skills (both in school and at home)
  • Remain calm and present 'in the moment' (excellent around exam time/sibling rivalry)
  • Improve overall health, fitness and mental wellbeing - muscle strength, flexibility, balance, posture and focus (popular for sports/atheletes)
  • Trust their intuition - boosting self-confidence and inner belief (when facing difficult decisions, tests or relationships)
  • Show respect, kindness and humility to others and all nature in world we live in
  • Adopt a growth mindset to life and feel joyful in their hearts - no matter what!

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Interviewed by The Sunday Telegraph's Stella Magazine, 13 March 2016.

Regular Co-Presenter on Marlow FM Radio Good-morning show on Friday's with Julie Greatwood.

Supporting Mental Health Charity YoungMinds #helloyellow campaign

Local resource for Mental Health Charity Anna Freud UK 


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