Movement and Meditation for Student and Staff Health and Wellbeing

Jill Healy-Quintard
Teaching background, special needs, dance, drama, fitness, wellness,Yoga, Pilates, Meditation, Mindfulness,
Wellbeing for students and staff through YogaPilates Moves and Yoga Nidra Meditation
Target Audience
Teachers and Teaching Staff interested in Wellbeing, Movement and Mindfulness for students, as well as for themselves, Research has shown this to be effective as a treatment for children and adolescents with aggression, ADHD, or anxiety, as well as a benefit for all in general wellbeing, improved focus and productivity.
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Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

YogaPilates Fusion® with Yoga Nidra is an intelligent exercise system that strengthens the body while building flexibility and spinal mobility and focusing on core strength, as well as breath to calm the mind and allow more oxygen to the brain. This is beneficial for all sports and dance and will aid in decreasing stress levels and promoting positive self-esteem.
This course focuses on mindfulness and the balance of body and mind through focused attention on breath and movement leaving the participant centred and relaxed as well as invigorated.
Instruction includes flowing yet dynamic movements from integrated standing and balance poses to mild twists, flexing, extension and a cardio component. Participants perform movements standing, lying on their backs, fronts, sides and all fours. Some small equipment such as bands, balls and weights can be incorporated. The focus is on activating core muscles of the abdominals, buttocks and lower back and Yoga Nidra for complete relaxation and mind/body balance.

Audience

Teachers and Teaching Staff interested in Wellbeing, Movement and Mindfulness for students, as well as for themselves, Research has shown this to be effective as a treatment for children and adolescents with aggression, ADHD, or anxiety, as well as a benefit for all in general wellbeing, improved focus and productivity.

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

It is a mix of physical movement, discussion, practice teaching and breathing and meditation techniques suitable for short or long wellbeing sessions for students and staff.


This course contributes to 5.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

There are no occurrences of Face to Face - Individual in Australia (NSW) at this time.

Sessions

Introduction, Course outline and Preparation for Class

15 minutes

Opening of course with introduction of who I am, finding out if attendees have any specific contraindications that would make them unable to perform physical exercise. Preparing for the first YogaPilates Fusion class by way of choosing a mat/space for each individual.

YogaPilates Fusion with short Yoga Nidra

1 hour

Attendees on mats and specific instruction given by me to music

Practical Workshop: Breathing Techniques

45 minutes

A relaxed delivery method, seated on mats or chairs as required, for specific breathing techniques for Pilates, Yoga and Meditation. The why, the how and the implementation.

Repetoire of Exercises, Group Discussion and Practise

1 hour

Using the workbooks to discuss and run through sections of the exercises and to divide into small groups to discuss and practise teach one exercise each to the group.

The Short and the Complete versions Yoga Nidra

1 hour

The description of Yoga Nidra. The scientific facts of what Yoga Nidra has been proven to aid such as increased self-esteem, increased focus and productivity, a more positive attitude, better sleep etc
The short version to be used either as a stand alone or part of any class and the longer complete relaxation method that can be added to a specific wellness program.

Practical Implementation of YogaPilates and Yoga Nidra. Close of Course

1 hour

The 2nd Practical Session with the whole group focusing on delivering the exercises with a Yoga Nidra component and discussion on where and when this can be implemented for a classroom activity, a sport session, part of a dance session, drama session. Each member choosing an exercise or Yoga Nidra to teach to the group.

What To Bring

Suitable clothes (such as Activewear, Shorts, Tights, T-shirts) for Movement and Meditation, Yoga Mats, pens and notepaper (although there will be a workbook).

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About the team


Jill Healy-Quintard

Creator

I began teaching in the 1970’s, while also studying Yoga Nidra (the waking sleep). I brought this into my large classrooms of primary aged children and found that 10 minutes daily was of great benefit to each child as well as for me as a teacher. I later became a teacher of the deaf and coordinator of the Chatswood Shepherd Centre, in the 1990’s. During this time and later at Chatswood Primary School I began teaching a combination of Yoga, Dance and Yoga Nidra to enhance learning, focus on sound, rhythm and also provide time to relax for these hearing impaired students.Since then I have defined my way of teaching and run programs for the general public and Schools through my Fitness and Wellness business, Body and Balance. I provide Yoga Nidra and YogaPilates Fusion programs in schools. This is a balance of cardio, stretch, strength, posture and Yoga Nidra.