Why choose Mr. Yoga Australia

1. A fresh new sport: Yoga is non-competitive, non-violent and a great alternative to traditional school sports

2. Yoga is for everyone. Yoga builds balance, flexibility and strength for students who are good at sport. Students who do not normally enjoy sport will love the non-competitive challenges of yoga. They will enjoy the exercise without the pressure often associated with team sports.

3. Be active! Students are active and participating the entire time during the yoga class – no one waiting on the sidelines for their turn or not participating.

4. Learn patience and concentration: the yoga poses are progressive and challenge students in a gentle and patient way. Good for students with ADHD.

5. A happier school: Yoga promotes happiness and calmness which leads to decreased levels of stress, sickness, bullying and obesity

6. Promotes good health: Students learn how to focus on the present moment, be kind to their bodies and lead a happy life. Also, yoga has a low risk of injury as yoga is gentle on the body.

7. Low cost activity: Little equipment is required – just some floor space and mats

8. Not weather dependent: yoga can be practised indoors or outdoors – so no need to leave the school grounds!

9. Mr Yoga (Troy Osman) is a qualified primary school and yoga teacher. No need for the school to provide an additional teacher to supervise. A great way to provide the mandatory RFF (relief from face-to-face) for teachers

10. All of Mr Yoga’s classes are covered by Public Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance

11. Mr Yoga’s program includes a tailored program for each school Stage including lesson outlines with demonstrable outcomes linked to the Personal Development, Health and Physical Education Syllabus

12. Measure your progress: Mr Yoga’s program includes report comments for every student who participates in the program, plus a weekly column for your school’s newsletter including tips on how to practice poses at home

13. Mr Yoga’s classes are unique: the classes involve musical instruments including the didgeridoo, Tibetan singing bowl and ends with a session of gratitude. The poses are appropriately named after Australian animals which is relevant for the Australian classroom

14. Specialised HSC programs are also available for Year 11 and 12 students that provide focus on breathing, stress management and clearing the mind to focus on study

15. Try before you buy: Mr Yoga offers a free introductory lesson for all schools to experience the benefits of yoga

BONUS: For every school that signs up to the Mr Yoga program, Mr Yoga will provide a free weekly yoga class for the staff

Mr Yoga Australia – the story so far…

The Mr. Yoga package for schools

Mr. Yoga’s 10 week “calming the classroom” package includes:

  • A tailored program for each Stage including lesson outline and demonstrable outcomes linked to the Personal Development, Health and Physical Education Syllabus
  • Report comments for every student who participates in the program
  • Weekly column for your school’s newsletter including tips on how to practice poses at home
  • Classes involve musical instruments including the Didgeridoo and Tibetan singing bowl
  • Each class focuses on a mindfulness ‘value of the week’ including gratitude, kindness, community etc
  • Free weekly class for the school teachers
  • Specialised HSC programs available for year 11 and 12 students that focus on breathing, stress management and clearing the mind to focus on study
  • Covered by Public Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance

Benefits of yoga for children

Yoga is inclusive so children who don’t normally participate in sport enjoy the challenges of yoga because it is non-competitive. It enables them to enjoy exercise without the pressure often associated with team sports.

Yoga can also help children who are particularly good at competitive sports. By giving them a better knowledge of their body, they can improve their technique giving them more balance and strength.

Benefits to the children, school and school community:

  • Decreases anxiety and fear: children who are ‘stressed’ can learn to deal with anxiety through breathing and relaxation. Yoga is proven to relieve stress.
  • Increases concentration and focus: children learn to focus without getting distracted, especially students with ADHD. Yoga trains the mind to focus on the present moment.
  • Increases balance and fine motor skills: children learn poses which help them concentrate and become grounded.
  • Increases flexibility: learning flexibility as a child decreases issues with mobility as an adult.
  • Increases harmony and happiness: yoga creates harmonious atmosphere where children learn to respect one another. All the moves are non-violent and promote a happy, balanced, grounded lifestyle. Yoga can actually help in alleviating depression and improving a person’s mood, from negative to positive.
  • Promotes healthy living: yoga can help those who are struggling to lose weight. Yoga promotes burning of calories and fats and can also increase a person’s self-esteem and confidence. Yoga also promotes a better well-being and prevention of diseases.
  • Increases strength: yoga positions utiliise every muscle in the body, therefore when children do these positions regularly, they will gain muscle strength.
  • Increases relaxation: yoga promotes proper breathing. It improves the overall lung function. With the adequate supply of oxygen in the body, relaxation is promoted.
  • More RFF for teachers: as Mr Yoga is a qualified primary school teacher, the school does not need to provide additional resources to supervise the classes.

 “Today’s children are dealing with major issues – obesity is just one of them. Yoga is truly holistic. Children get physical, emotional and mental benefits from it. Sporty ones can improve their performance. Not-so-sporty children an find a flexibility they didn’t know they had.” Yoga for Kids: New York’s latest trend http://www.telegraph.co.uk