2UYoga in Schools
As school bullying continues to increase and children deal with intensely stressful situations there is a need to a change in the development of children. Children are being influenced by video games, television and music typically designed for an adult audience. It is more challenging than ever for children to find their authentic self. 2UYoga Curriculum addresses the need to tap into the essence of each individual with a meditative physical practice designed to create a sense of self worth and bonding community. Our program also teaches children the need to relax, breathe and assess situations – whether it be a difficult pose or a difficult situation.
The 2UYoga Curriculum Classes are designed to develop individuals in spirit, mind and body. We teach the postures and methodology to the possibilities of what can be achieved with continuous practice. The 2UYoga Curriculum Classes are a “Live and Learn” experience. The practice can travel with a student wherever they are at whether school or at home. This curriculum assists in building empathy for those around us and utilized positive methods to handle any situation they are in – including negative or stressful situations as they may occur.
2UYOGA IN THE CURRICULUM OR AFTER SCHOOL
Yoga is taught within the school-day curriculum or added to the after school program. 2U Yoga teaches with a teacher led physical practice, a visual expression of the anatomy of poses and the option to learn the ancient language Sanskrit. Since students learn in different ways, 2UYoga addresses all learning styles and leads others into acceptance of each individuals uniqueness. 2UYoga Curriculum introduces students on how to use the breath to create a focus in the daily life and also to take a few moments to reflect, and gather one’s thoughts before reacting in a violent manner. 2UYoga Curriculum addresses ahimsa (nonviolence to self and others).
2UYoga will begin each semester with a questionnaire for students addressing topics related to bullying as well as interpersonal relationships, stress management, and concentration abilities. After the end of 12 weeks we will survey the students again to show the increase in these items.