Young people need yoga.

Yoga supports the SMSC development of students. Yoga classes in school also encourages physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of the whole school community.

Ofsted requires every school to actively promote and evaluate students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development. Yoga classes support SMSC by encouraging students to explore and reflect on life purpose, cause and effect, resilience, obstacles, relationships, feelings and emotions.

The number of young people reporting feelings of depression and anxiety is rising. Also there is a trend for these disorders to increase during the transition between childhood and adolescence.

Research indicates that  Yoga helps young people deal with stress and regulate themselves to bring emotional balance.  

Yoga is taught in many schools across the country

  • Part of the PE curriculum
  • Part of PHSE curriculum
  • An elective in an Enrichment programme
  • A lunch-time or after school club activity
  • An intervention to maximise achievement of disadvantaged student

Benefits of yoga for Young People

  • Develops strength, flexibility and stamina
  • Reduces tension, stress and anxiety
  • Raises self-esteem and improves motivation
  • Develops clarity, focus and concentration
  • Creates awareness of emotional responses
  • Encourages self-management of behaviour

Specialist yoga courses for young people

Schools can choose 6, 8 and 10-week courses and content will be tailored to the needs of students and timetable. Typically courses will include:

  • A range of postures
  • Breathing techniques and relaxation techniques
  • Mindfulness and meditation
  • Philosophy and psychology relating to issues that matter to Young People

Courses are designed and delivered by Caron Lindley, a qualified TeenYoga teacher. Caron is 

  • DBS cleared
  • First aid certified
  • Insurance to teach Young People

 Other courses

  • Yoga for sports
  • Mindfulness in schools
  • Yoga for school staff

Find out more

Contact Caron for an informal chat about yoga at school.

  • By phone / mobile:  01788 822975 /or 07786 911593
  • Send a message using the Contact Form.


Yesterday I was clever so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise so I am changing myself.
— Rumi