Calm Classrooms leaflet, box and some cards
Getting the elbows right...
The resulting sketch but bad hair
The Be Happy Breath card
Jeanne van der Merwe presenting to a school
The card box and a few cards
Nia Thorpe's turn to introduce Calm Classrooms
The 35 desk-based activities that make up the Calm Classrooms deck of yoga cards can be used as a behavioural resource.
The five Calm Classrooms topics are: Move, Focus, Relax, Breathe and Connect.The resource is easy to use, and helps to create a calm, learning-friendly environment. Its benefits go well beyond the classroom too. Absolutely anyone can use and benefit from our programme – teachers, children, parents and therapists.
The Calm Classrooms yoga cards are based on experience and research, which has shown that calmer children will develop the capacity to gain greater attentiveness and mental focus as well as manage stress and anxiety levels.
In addition, the activities were specially chosen for their suitability for the typical classroom space, and busy schedules. The yoga cards have been divided into five exciting and accessible topics, enabling the teacher easily to draw on memorable, imaginative, safe and achievable activities with little disruption.
The Calm Classrooms yoga cards provide a simple way to make children’s lives happier and healthier, increase their capacity to learn effectively, manage their emotions, self-regulate their behaviour, and achieve academic and personal success.
Calm Classrooms offers professional development workshops and trainings for educators, students, parents and therapists as well as in-house training and development programme for schools.