Julie Richard and Maryse Richard, two 1st grade teachers from Étoile de l’Acadie School in Rogersville, have taken PedaYoga training and have incorporated yoga into their classrooms.
Yoga teaches techniques for calming down, building self-esteem, dealing with emotions, stress and anxiety. It develops concentration and inner strength and helps with oral communication, autonomy, organization and respect. These are all very important values for well-being at school and at home.
The students get better at yoga by practicing every day. They love it and want to inspire other students in the school and the children at the Rogersville Cooperative Daycare to do the same. Grade 1 students even acted as junior yoga teachers to show Grade 4 students a bit of yoga.