Yoga on the Curriculum in Hertfordshire School

A chemistry teacher named Pindoria has been offering yoga to her lower sixth students at The Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School in Elstree, Hertfordshire, for the past six years :)

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Sep 17, 2016
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/…/yoga-should-be-on-the-curricu…/

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! A chemistry teacher named Pindoria has been offering yoga to her lower sixth students at The Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School in Elstree, Hertfordshire, for the past six years :) As we posted last week, education minister Edward Timpson said during a commons debate that children should be taught Buddhist meditation techniques and yoga in schools to help them “unplug from their online world”. He suggested that lessons taught as part of the PSHE curriculum could enable children “to enjoy good mental health and emotional wellbeing”. It is wonderful to see that this is already indeed happening in this boys' school in Hertfordshire.

Pindoria explains, "I definitely think it (yoga) should be part of the curriculum. I’m so lucky to be in a school that has recognised the benefits of yoga, not only with helping with the academic demands, but social pressures as well. With all the social interaction teenagers have on their mobile phones, it can be hard for them to switch off". We hope, after Timpson's comments last week, many more schools will begin to follow suit..........

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Heather Mason

Founder of the Minded Institute, The Minded Institute

Heather Mason is a leader in the field of mind-body therapy and the founder of Yoga Therapy for the Mind. She develops innovative methods for mental health treatment drawing on her robust educational background including an MA in Psychotherapy, an MA in Buddhist Studies, studies in Neuroscience and a current MSc in Medical Physiology.. She is also a 500 RYT, a yoga therapist and an MBCT facilitator. Heather offers various professional trainings for yoga teachers, healthcare professionals and therapists, lectures around the world, and delivers training to medical students. She also develops protocols for different client populations by translating cutting edge research from the psycho-biology and neuro-biology of stress into yoga practices, breathwork, mindfulness interventions and therapeutic holding. Further she is involved in research on the efficacy of these practices, holds the annual UK yoga therapy conference and is blazing the trail for the integration of yoga therapy into the NHS

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