Yoga At School is a program offered by the Integral Yoga Institute of New York (www.iyiny.org) offering Yoga to public and private schools in and around New York City.
The classes give students of every size, shape and physical ability a supportive, noncompetitive and inclusive form of physical exercise that is fun and empowering.
Yoga helps students improve their health and concentration, find alternatives to violence, and develop a lifelong interest in wellness.
Yoga at School classes, typically 45 minutes to one hour, include Yoga poses, breathing practices, relaxation techniques and meditation. With a schoolteacher and/or a parent present, the Integral Yoga teacher provides group and individual attention. We also offer classes for teachers, staff and parents.
Students love Yoga at School
“I would like to say that Yoga is not just about meditating, it is also another way to exercise and if it hurts it means that you need to exercise more and you can do Yoga.”
“The class was fun and I think children my age would love to have this class. I hope to have this class again. The teacher was great and was fair to us.”
“It was the best time I ever had. The Yoga is all about peace, no violence. I think it should happen again.”
“I felt relaxed and filled up with energy. It was fun, exciting and relaxing. I will love to have it again. Also, it helped me with my worries.”
Teachers love it too!
“The students need a positive mind/body experience.”
“The class was wonderful for my students and me too.”
How to Sponsor Yoga at School
This program has been so well received that we have the happy dilemma of more demand than we can supply alone.
You can make a real difference in the lives of NYC school children by funding one, two, five or hundreds of Yoga At School classes.
$20,000 provides direct and support services for 150 classes in NYC schools.
$40,000 would provide 300 Yoga classes.
Your dollars will cover the cost of teacher salaries, equipment, teaching materials, curriculum planning, outreach, program evaluation, healthy vegetarian snacks and all administrative costs.
Chandra/Jo Sgammato , Director
212-929-0586 ext. 74