BFIS has recently introduced Teen yoga to the After school program following the training of one of the teachers, Niki Moss Simpson, by the UK Teen Yoga Foundation http://teenyogafoundation.com/
Teenage yoga is an excellent way to help your child deal with the overwhelming emotional and physical changes that she goes through during adolescence. Teenagers who practice yoga are less stressed and perform better than their counterparts in academics.
Benefits Of Yoga For Teenagers
- Stress Management
- Builds Strength
- Improves Body Image
- Improves Breathing
- Improved Mood And Cognitive Functioning
- Promotes Better Posture
- Improves Concentration
These are just some of the many physical and emotional benefits that kids can get by practicing yoga, As they grow into healthy adults, teenagers who practice yoga will also be able to enjoy the spiritual benefits that yoga offers.
What the student yogis say;
Yoga makes me feel relaxed and forget any worries I might have had. I feel very glad that I joined, it has had a positive impact and I really recommend it to anyone who feels pressured by their current situation. Even if you don't have worries it is a very pleasant experience for you. Natalia Stosik de Gracia
Yoga is very calming and relaxing after a very hard start of the week yoga helps to calm the body it also helps you understand your body better, Also, at the end of the school day your face looks a little like this :) but after yoga your face looks a little like this : ))))))))! Noa de Jongh