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How can Mini Me Yoga and Wellbeing Training for schools be funded? 

Active Schools

Can Sports Premium funding be used for any of our Mini Me Yoga CPD accredited trainings? The simple answer is YES!

Mini Me Yoga meets the 5 key indicators of funding in the following ways: 

  1. Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport

Mini Me Yoga courses provide the opportunity to upskill staff in an alternative sport option that is designed to build confidence and self-esteem. We provide appropriate training and resources to help bring different Yoga and Mindful Movement based techniques into PE or the classroom across all pupils.

We offer basic introduction courses so that everyone, without any previous experience can join and learn how to deliver yoga sessions in the daily routine, as part of PE provision or stand-alone yoga sessions. Trainings can start from as little as one hour and bespoke packages can be created to meet the requirements of individual settings and varying skill levels.

2. Engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity

Once trained, staff are able to embed this into the daily routine encouraging movement throughout the day and in limited spaces if needed. It’s an all-inclusive approach that can be adapted ensuring all pupils can participate regardless of ability. Mini Me Yoga encourages self-awareness, self-expression and promotes healthy living and relationships whilst challenging balance, flexibility, physical and mental strength through movement.

We also offer courses that encourage teaching the curriculum through the use of Yoga, offering an active approach to teaching and learning.

3. The profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement

Where possible, Mini Me Yoga encourages a whole school approach so that everyone has access to sessions that support both physical and emotional wellbeing. When delivering this as a whole school, the skills and techniques can be embedded throughout the setting/routine promoting sustainability alongside a happier, healthier learning environment for all to thrive in.

There are options to train in various courses so that teaching and learning can be delivered through the vehicle of a yoga programme, whilst engaging all levels of active pupils and academic attainment.

4. Broader experience of a range of sports and physical activities offered to all pupils

Yoga is not considered a traditional sport option so it offers children a new activity that challenges us in different ways. Lots of children have never tried doing yoga or have very little exposure to yoga. Yoga builds on both the physical aspect of sport such as; strength, stamina, flexibility, balance, core and special awareness and emotional/mental aspects; self-awareness, self-compassion, empathy and understanding, increasing of concentration and focus.

5. Increased participation in competitive sport

Although Yoga is not considered a competitive sport in the traditional sense, it can be considered as competitive and a sport. The competition is with self, continuously encouraging competition in self-development and progress whilst developing a range of physical and mental dexterity.

We offer a variety of course options to suit everyone’s needs: 

One hour Mini Courses:

  • Chair Yoga
  • Desk Yoga
  • The Power of Breath
  • Moving Meditation
  • Positive Mind

2 -3 hour courses:

  • Foundation Yoga – 15 minutes to happy, healthy kids
  • Explorer Yoga – Intermediate level taken after the Foundation Course

(Using yoga to teach the curriculum)

  • Meditation and Mindfulness for Kids
  • Tween Yoga – aimed at Year 5 and above

How can you train your staff?

  • Whole School Training at your setting
  • Booked individual staff members onto community sessions
  • Live online training

If you are interested in finding out more about our courses, then please get in touch: [email protected] Alternatively, visit our Mini Me Yoga page.