Working with young people to build happy and healthy relationships
Yoga for You : Schools Program
Yoga for You is a 6 week program for secondary school students addressing healthy and positive relationships with the self through yoga. The program combines physical movement (asanas) with mindfulness, grounding strategies, stress management skills and open discussion around positive relationships with ourselves and our bodies.
The program has been co-designed by an outstanding team of students from Melbourne, Australia. Co-design is a crucial aspect of the program as it ensures it can more effectively meet the needs and reflect the values of the people who will be participating in it by embedding them in the design process. Working with young people to co-design the Yoga for You program means that young people have been active participants in shaping the way the program has been designed and is delivered, so that it directly relevant to their lived experiences.
What students say about the program...
I feel so much better about myself. I can appreciate the way my body is because of the amazing things it can do.
I feel like I can manage my stress and calm down using breathing techniques and practicing feeling grounded.
It cleared my head and I had time to just breathe.