WELLBEING PROGRAMS FOR STAFF
“You can’t pour from an empty cup”
At YOGAZEIT we believe school leaders, teachers and other school professionals need to nurture themselves. Embodied wellbeing practices can provide an amazing opportunity leading to personal transformation, providing the foundation for systemic transformation. Taking time for Yoga, embracing the concept of self-care and personal mindfulness, teachers will not only improve their own wellbeing, but also support their classrooms and the larger community.
From our standpoint, there is no doubt teacher health and resilience should be made a priority in education policy.
WHAT WE OFFER
One off, weekly, fortnightly or monthly Wellbeing classes for your teachers and staff. Classes are based on Hatha Yoga and incorporate Mindful Movement, stretches, relaxation techniques and breathing exercises. Classes are suitable for all levels of experience (from complete novices to advanced Yogis) and can be held on chairs or mats.
How teachers can benefit from a regular Wellbeing Program:
- Improved self-awareness of thoughts, emotions, and causes for behaviours
- Improved conflict resolution ability
- Improved empathy and compassion, for self and others
- Reduced stress, burnout, depression and anxiety
- Reduced reactivity and negativity
YOGAZEIT’s Teachers are qualified and registered Yoga Teachers. We are fully insured and passionate about Wellbeing for Teachers, supporting you on your journey of self-care.
Please refer to our Guiding Principles.
Pricing starts from $85 per class, depending on number of staff, duration, location, etc. Contact us for a personalised quote today!
WHAT DOES RESEARCH SAY?
Among many studies linking yoga and mental health, there is a significant research agenda studying Teacher wellbeing and the impact on learning for students.
DID YOU KNOW?
- Poor teacher engagement impacts student engagement levels (Education, 2014)
- Emotionally exhausted teachers may use reactive and punitive responses that contribute to negative classroom climates and student-teacher relationships (Osher et al 2007; Yoon 2002)
- Patterns of student misbehaviour and teacher stress can form a cycle that is difficult to interrupt (Yoon 2002)
- Quality of relationships with peers/teachers and positive versus negative school experiences – student connectedness (Bond et al 2007)
- Poor school connectedness results in poorer academic and mental health outcomes for students (Bond et al 2007)