What Is School Yoga?
Our school yoga sessions focus on physical, mental, emotional and spiritual awareness, as well as stress management strategies that can be integrated into your everyday life. Our classes equip the students with techniques to improve their health and wellbeing by lowering stress and anxiety, therefore restoring homeostasis in every tissue and cell of the body. We have a deeply passionate approach to yoga and our students, and want every class to be playful, nurturing and inspiring. We want everyone to leave a yoga class feeling lighter, in order to empower our students to make positive changes in their life to be more fulfilled and live authentically. We always adapt our sessions to meet the needs of all levels.
School Yoga Services:
Storytelling Yoga (using the ancient wisdom of the 8 limbs of Yoga)
- Mindfulness Meditation
Breathing Exercises (Pranayama)
Urban Retreat Half-Days (for staff)
WHY Teachers AND Students WILL LOVE School YOGA:
Improved concentration and memory retention
Restored balance and calm
Improve your relationship with stress
Rebalance your mood, relieve tension and anxiety
Have fun with your classmates or workmates - team building!
Reduced absenteeism, injuries and stress
Clearer perception and decision-making
Increased motivation and performance
Greater self confidence and emotional awareness
Increased body and spatial awareness
Learn how to move with care
Heightened sense of happiness and wellbeing
Learn patience and gratitude
Improved cardiovascular health
Improved postural alignment
Rejuvenation of physical strength and flexibility
Have more energy to do the things you love
Find the Harvard Medical School article titled, 'More than just a game: Yoga for school age children' here.
Or the Canberra Times article titled, 'Schools use yoga, meditation to teach children relaxation, concentration' here.
WHY CHOOSE US?
We are highly trained (500 hour vinyasa teacher training). We live and breathe yoga!
Our teachers are fully qualified and registered with Yoga Australia and have up-to-date First Aid, Working With Children Checks and Insurance. Private health fund rebates may be available to some students.
Our classes are adapted for your needs.
We offer flexible class lengths and times to suit your schedule and budget.
Booking a 10 week block of classes saves you 10%.
We are available to travel Australia wide.
All styles of yoga are Vinyasa, which are fluid and sequenced safely.
Alyssa is the founder and head teacher at Good Possum. She will be guiding your students and colleagues through their school yoga journey. Alyssa is accredited with Yoga Australia as a Level 1 Yoga Teacher with 500 hours of Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training and she is constantly attending workshops to further her education. She turned to yoga from graphic design, where she was spending long hours at a desk. Her yoga practice has granted her increased balance, strength and flexibility both physically and mentally. Alyssa offers a depth of knowledge and understanding of the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects. She sees the holistic benefits of yoga and meditation and wants others to feel the same sense of clarity, tranquility and authenticity. Alyssa is available to travel across Australia and New Zealand. You can learn more about her here.
Qualifications & Accreditations
Level 1 teaching in asana, pranayama, meditation, chanting, mantra, yogic philosophy, anatomy, physiology, psychology, spirituality, sacred texts, ayurveda, alignment, adjustments, prenatal, postnatal & ethics (500 hours) Moksha Yoga, Bentleigh
Registered Teacher with Yoga Australia
Bachelor of Communication Design
We teach in blocks of 10 weeks (save 10%) or one-off classes are also available. Classes are either 45 or 60 minutes in duration. Clients are able to lock-in sessions with one of our teachers from Monday-Friday, with the earliest booking at 7am and the last booking at 5:15pm.
We come to your school to conduct sessions. That way your students and colleagues will only have to travel a few steps from their desk to the yoga mat to relax, restore and destress. We are able to travel Australia wide.
A quiet, empty space within the confines of your school would be ideal for any yoga and meditation practice. Preferably, each class will be limited to a total of 20 students to ensure each person is given a high level of care.
We will provide the props and soulful music. You are welcome to bring your own mats, however yoga mats can be provided at an extra charge of $2 per person, per class (please provide 48 hours notice if this is the case).