Yoga and Mindfulness


Children in Reception to Year 6 have the opportunity to take part in Yoga every week.

Lessons are taught by Mrs Inkson who is a qualified Children’s Yoga Teacher. We follow the Shaping Healthy Minds programme, which follows a clear path of progression which introduces children to the practice of Yoga & Mindfulness and develops their skills. In order to embed these skills the children will have regular opportunities to use them in their classroom and throughout the school day.

Reception children have a weekly session in a small group and children in Y1-6 can choose to attend a lunchtime session on Tuesday – Friday every week.

Our Curriculum Programme has been designed to:

  • Provide a non-threatening, gentle method to increase physical fitness and enhance health, well-being and emotional resilience
  • Address stress and anxiety
  • Place emphasis on individual abilities rather than competition.

Yoga Concept Progression Map


Mrs Inkson works closely with the Mental Health Ambassadors to support them in delivering specific breathing techniques that can be used with their whole class or individuals. Here is a short presentation to explain how we use mindfulness in school.