Children’s Testimonies 2015 Yoga After School
"I like candle pose because I go up in the air and it makes me feel peaceful and strong. I love doing yoga."
"I like yoga because in candle pose you go up in the air and makes me feel strong."
"I like yoga because it makes me feel happy and peaceful."
"I like the mountain story."
"I love yoga when we get to play games."
"I like yoga because you get to play yoga games with partners."
"I like yoga because you learn new stuff every time."
"I like doing yoga my favourite pose is candle pose because it makes me feel happy and peaceful."
Parents Testimonies Northwood after school club- 2014
"Absolutely amazing. Thank you so much I have also learnt a lot from my child."
"My child has really enjoyed the sessions tremendously. She often does her exercises at home, applying what she has learnt in different situations. She is normally very energetic and a bundle of nerves so its nice to see her completely relaxed and at peace during her exercises. Thanks so much!"
"My girls have thoroughly enjoyed the yoga class. They have used the shhh technique when they feel nervous and they always feels very relaxed after a class."
"The yoga club has really motivated my daughter with what we expected and more. It has helped with her relaxation techniques and has helped her to stay focused. Well done!"
"I have seen such lovely improvements in my daughter and have seen her apply her yoga techniques in everyday life. Thank you so much and we are looking forward to September classes."
"After Yoga we feel relaxed and energised. The kids concentration has really improved and they are very happy. Thank you so much for all your help."
"Yoga has helped me a lot. Before I got angry a lot but now I am calmer. When I have problems sleeping I do the left nostril breathing and it helps."
My favourite yoga pose is camel pose- we have only learnt it recently. It makes me feel relaxed and safe. Yoga helps me calm down and stay peaceful. It stops me from hurting anyone physically and emotionally. It makes me strong and flexible. I love yoga!
"Yoga has helped me not to be nervous. I feel happy, calm and relaxed after doing yoga."
"I really enjoy doing yoga. It helps me so much; it makes me feel calmer and relaxed. Many of the exercises help me in different ways. The games are also a great way of learning yoga it really makes a difference and has helped me a lot!"
"Yoga helped me by improving my memory with the memory exercise and it’s helped me when I'm revising for things. Moreover, it helped me stop being sick with the dog breath and helped remove my toxins."
Priya, I believe my child has really enjoyed her first ever experience of YOGA and it has helped her a lot in every aspect of her stressful life and in her team participation skills. She has grown as a person quite literally. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you personally for all your hard work and tremendous effort with my child and her fellow pupils.
"I think yoga makes me feel calm and relaxed. I really like candle pose because it helps me focus. I also think relaxation time is really fun. I love playing games and getting stickers but it’s just about fun. When in the night I never get sleep I do my left nostril breathing and it helps."
"I have really enjoyed doing yoga this year. My favourite is the banana ride as you tilt side to side. The one exercise that has helped me the most is the boat ride because it has given me strength and helped me achieve my goals."
"Yoga club is a very relaxing club for it is like no other. It helps us in our exams, relaxes us and keeps us healthy. These are a number of different types of meditations like the shhh meditation, dog breath and lots more."
"Yoga helps us to calm ourselves down. Yoga helps me in my daily life. In my exams I was nervous and I did the shhh meditation and it really helped! Also in the middle of the night I could not go to sleep I did my left nostril breathing and it worked! I enjoy yoga a lot. It makes me extremely happy and relaxed."
"I like yoga club and I enjoy it too. Every week we do different activities and they are extremely fun. Yoga club has helped in many different ways. My favourite exercise is Dog breath. Priya and Lina the yoga teachers are extremely kind! They improve what we do."
"Yoga club has helped me, when I went on my residential trip I could not sleep because I missed home so I did the left nostril breathing and I fell asleep. And the meditation has especially helped me when I was scared. I like the other activities too, dog breath is fun."
"Yoga helps me to become more relaxed. When I was in my residential trip in year six the shh meditation which helped me not feel anxious from being away from home."
"Yoga helped me focus and helped me sleep when I do the left nostril breathing. In addition to that the shhh meditation helps me calm down when I have exams and when I am nervous. And in my school trip it helped a lot."
Since I have started yoga, I have been less confused doing my homework and I have tried relaxing, Priya and Leena have helped me a lot. Yoga has helped me not to day dream in exams and not to get stressed. Dog breath rules!
"It was lovely to watch the kids sit so calm and listen."
"It was lovely to see the children doing all the breathing exercises so well! Well done!"
"Lovely class. Many Thanks. We will certainly discuss with Sienna to carry on with you in reception."
"Good to see my daughter progressing in yoga."
"The class was a great combination of enjoyment and discipline. We certainly would like my daughter to continue."
"Lovely performance by the little ones. Great work! Thank you for putting in so much effort!"
"It was good to watch children learn so much from yoga."
Everyday when it is not Yoga I wish it was Thursday because I love my Yoga class.
I Like playing fun Yoga games. I like the boat ride exercise because it is very hard to do but I can do it. It makes me strong.
Keira really enjoys the Yoga at school and comes home and practises her breathing and Yoga postures. I am very happy with her progress. Hope you get a bigger room this term, in order for the girls to excel at Yoga! Keep up the good work!
Wanted to let you know Cora greatly enjoyed the class in particular the use of games. She doesn't get animated at much but she was very expressive as she told us about how the games were played and what Yoga poses were involved! Thanks again!
Keira P enjoys her Yoga class. She is always keen to demonstrate what she has learnt and appears to be very flexible! She says the class is 'strict' which implies that the girls know to be focused and aren't messing around. She likes her teachers and is keen to continue this term. Thank you for running this class; its lovely to be able to introduce Keira P to Yoga and all its benefit at such a young age.
Fabulous class - Julia loves it and it has a very positive effect on her well-being.
Anoushka and Oskar first experienced Yoga Paradise at Oak Lee Montessori. From their first lesson they were excited and energised by the experience. As the weeks and lessons passed by I could not believe how enthusiastically they would show me all the poses they had learnt and the breathing skills - all set to great stories, songs or rhymes. They thought of it as nothing more than a game. They really loved their yoga lessons and looked forward to them each week. They built up a special bond with Priya who had an incredibly calming effect on them. She was simply magical with the children and they adored her. We cannot wait to sign up for the school holiday courses for all of us to enjoy yoga together as a family.
The children look forward to their Yoga session and this has had benefits in the three prime areas of learning and development; physical skills, listening and communicating skills and personal, social and emotional. The Yoga Paradise teachers have excellent knowledge of Yoga and are able to adapt this so well to make Yoga session fun for the various age ranges, from 6 month old children all the way through to 4 year olds. They also work well with the nursery to keep the parents informed and will happily adapt their sessions to fit in with children who have special needs as well as incorporating topics and themes.
Meera Bhogal - Founder of the Oaklee Montessori School, Pinner
Priya has been running yoga classes at Northwood College for 3 years. At Northwood College we believe that it is essential to care for the overall wellbeing of the child. Yoga is integrated in our curriculum for the Nursery girls and Priya runs after school clubs for all girls from Reception through Year 6.
Yoga has the benefit of improving flexibility,balance and coordination. Many parents and staff have noticed that the girls have also improved their concentration and boosted their self confidence. Much of this is down to Priya's calm and kind approach to her work with the girls.All the girls are enthusiastic and keen to attend the club, infact the demand is so great, we have put on extra Yoga Paradise sessions.