This week 3A and 3B took part in the first of an 8 week sensory yoga programme, lead by Specialist Lee Davis. Lee is an Occupational and Yoga therapist, dedicated to the benefits of learning through movement. Her interactive classes help children develop listening skills, self-esteem, social skills, and the list goes on.
This week our students gathered in a circle, each with their very own yoga mat. They began the session using weighted beanbag animals, followed by an exercise that “welcomed the sun”. Through the use of storytelling Lee combined physical poses, breathing exercise, and mindfulness. Our first outstanding session ended with a concentration exercise that found children enveloped in their very own cocoons.
We can hardly wait for her return in the weeks to come.
-P. Georgiou & K. Patton