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Why Yoga?

What is Yoga

Yoga means 'to bring together' or 'union' and implies the creation of balance within ourselves and in our lives. Yoga is an ancient methodology of mind-body-breath exercises that enhance health and so has been practiced by many cultures and people of many different religions for thousands of years.

Although yoga is said to have been created in India by a Hindu culture, it is not an extension of the Hindu faith. The practice of yoga is not faith-based. Yoga is a practice of self-awareness and self-development and is non-sectarian, and compatible with all religions. People of all backgrounds use yoga to be better people and to achieve their goals. 

Medical science has identified self-awareness and self-care as two key components for maintaining a lifetime of health and wellness.

Yoga at School

Integrating yoga at school allows students to develop self-awareness through a variety of simple and effective yoga-based techniques and exercises. Yoga-based health and wellness programs are fun and easy ways to immediately feel focused, energised and/or relaxed.

Yoga Tools For Educators

Educators need tools, and being a successful educator requires great energy, inner strength, resourcefulness and creativity. As with any classroom instruction, it is important for the educator to provide the model. If educators have inner strength and harmony, children will feel it and imbibe it. Through sharing simple Yoga Tools at school, educators will inspire students to enhance both physical and mental awareness and develop habits that will enable them to take responsibility for their own well-being. Yoga Tools for Educators are simple yoga-based exercises and activities to unify the body and the mind, and create harmony in the classroom.

Yoga for Children

Children love the movement and creative expression associated with yoga poses and yoga breathing. Yoga at Primary School delivers an engaging process of self-awareness which is fun and refreshing.

Yoga for Teenagers

The teenage years can be a turbulent time where there is a sudden jump from the simplicity of childhood to the complex emotional state of adolescence. Yoga provides a supportive environment where teens can disconnect from external pressures and enjoy some personal time to journey within.

What participants are saying

You don't have to be an expert in Yoga. You just need the desire to make a difference!
Linda Bogle - Brightwater State School
I would so love this to be done by all teachers at our school.
Tania Melick - Parent
[I enjoyed] all of it. I loved actually doing the yoga, not just telling us - we did it. Very positive, informative, friendly & enjoyable conversations.
Melissa Bourke - Townsville Central State School
Great ideas and activities that can be implemented in the classroom.
Maria Sims - Heatley State School
I feel so much more grounded. I really enjoyed the interaction and supportive friendly environment.
Rita Luebke - TAFE
Really liked the linking back to the curriculum. Like having that information ready if any parents ask!
Ela Dale - Currajong State School
Feeling very relaxed at a PD certainly is a welcome change! Thank you YTFS!
Karen Ditton - Bohlevale State School
These new skills are extremely helpful for myself, my colleagues and our school students and their families!
Noreen Letizia - Heatley State School

Our Sponsors

Yoga Tools For Schools Inc. is currently funded by sponsors and ongoing community fundraising. We are seeking more funding to expand our programs to ensure that all interested educators can experience the benefits of using Yoga Tools. Visit our Sponsor page to find out more. Contact us if you would like to become a YTFS Sponsor.