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The Benefits of Yoga in Schools

At Malvern Primary School, we are committed to providing a holistic education that nurtures not only academic excellence but also the overall well-being of our students. As part of our dedication to fostering a healthy and balanced learning environment, we are proud to be able to offer opportunities for our school community to partake in yoga. The opportunity to take part in yoga sessions brings about a multitude of benefits that contribute to the physical, mental and emotional development of our whole school community.

Physical Well-being

Yoga is renowned for its positive impact on physical health. Through a series of gentle postures, stretches and controlled breathing, students develop strength, flexibility and coordination. Regular practice of yoga helps improve posture and body awareness, reducing the risk of injuries and promoting a lifelong commitment to a healthy lifestyle.

Stress Reduction and Mental Clarity

Yoga provides a valuable tool for stress reduction, offering a peaceful and focused space for students to unwind. The mindfulness and meditation aspects of yoga promote mental clarity, concentration, and an enhanced ability to manage academic pressures. By cultivating a calm and centred mind, students are better equipped to face challenges with resilience and a positive outlook.

Emotional Regulation

Yoga encourages self-awareness and emotional regulation by teaching students how to connect with their emotions in a healthy way. Through mindfulness practices, students learn to recognise and manage their feelings, fostering emotional intelligence. This, in turn, creates a supportive and empathetic school community where students develop strong interpersonal skills.

Inclusivity and Team Building

Yoga is a practice that can be adapted to suit individuals of all abilities and fitness levels. By embracing yoga in our school, we promote inclusivity and create a sense of unity among students. Collaborative yoga sessions foster a spirit of teamwork and cooperation, reinforcing the values of respect and acceptance within our school community.

At Malvern Primary School, we believe in nurturing the whole child, and the inclusion of yoga in our curriculum aligns with this commitment. We invite parents, guardians and students to embrace the numerous benefits that yoga brings to our school, fostering a culture of well-being, resilience and academic success.

We are delighted to announce that, starting on Monday 28th February, a weekly yoga class will be available for all adults in our community.  Every Monday, from 5:30-6:30pm, adults from our school community will be able to join Nicola May Wellbeing for weekly yoga sessions. The class is suitable for all adults, including those new to yoga.

The class is full of functional movement, mindfulness and much needed relaxation. Spaces are limited so booking is essential at a cost of £5 per person. Please bring your own mat and blocks will be provided.

To book your space, or for more  information, please email Nicola directly at:


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