Yoga-Recess in Schools is a national campaign coordinated by the Yoga
Health Foundation to bring yoga-based health education into classrooms.
By providing free online resources like instructional videos and lesson
plans that will make it easy and fun for school teachers to integrate
yoga into their teaching schedule. This allows children to benefit from
balancing their body and mind through breathing and stretching
Learn more HERE.
“Since we started Yoga-Recess 2 years ago over 10,000 school teachers
expressed interest in bringing yoga into their classroom. With the new
Yoga-Recess in School campaign we encourage school teachers to integrate
breathing, stretching and other short yoga exercises into their daily
class schedule.” says Johannes R. Fisslinger, president of the Yoga Health Foundation.
Considering budget cuts in schools across the country and the
elimination or reduction of physical education, school officials are
looking to find cost-effective ways to bring PE back into their schools.
Physical exercise alone does not seem to be enough anymore. Children of
all grades are more stressed then ever and yoga seems to be the perfect
form of exercise to balance the body and mind.
According to the University of Indiana’s Sound Medicine, children who
practice yoga, often experience healthier sleep patterns which allow
them to relax more than children who don’t practice yoga. A study
conducted by the Journal of Attention Disorders found that ADHD children
who practice yoga are much more likely to remain focused and are less
hyperactive, which in turned reduced the amount of emotional outbursts
and their oppositional behavior.
Register your school or classroom (to start a team) and opt in to raise
funds for your school using the convenient online platform, which allows
to reach out to your community via email and social media and keep
track of your team supporters. Note that all net proceeds (minus 10%
expenses and hard costs for credit card transactions, platform, hosting,
server expenses) will reach your classroom. The funds raised are to be
used for yoga related programs in your school, such as Yoga 4 Classrooms!
School Teachers: Access free educational resources
to bring yoga into your classroom. The national campaign is funded by
passionate school teachers, principals, parents, yogis and people
wanting to improve the quality of life for children and youth.
Yoga 4 Classrooms is proud to support the mission of Yoga
Recess and provide school professionals with a great downloadable
resource incorporating the teaching tips and specific yoga and
mindfulness activities through the visuals from our acclaimed Yoga 4 Classrooms Card Deck.
Also, see an inspiring review from the 2012 Yoga-Recess Grant Recipient – The Bright School in TN!
Enter your school to become the next grant recipient HERE.