The health and wellbeing of children and their teachers is a growing concern.
Stress and anxiety amongst children are the highest they have ever been.
COVID has exacerbated this already growing problem that is being felt throughout the education system and the world.
The impact on children and their teachers cannot be underestimated
AND early intervention is key if we are to make a difference
- 14% of 4-17 y/o suffer from mental health disorders
- Problem behaviours in the classroom and playground are on the rise
- Spinal defects due to poor posture are common
- 90% of principals say anxiety in students is placing a major time and resource burden on schools
- 25% of Australian teachers suffer from emotional exhaustion
- 50% of Australian teachers suffer from anxiety and 20% suffer from depression
- 50% of Australian teachers leave the profession within the first 5 years
Proven benefits of daily yoga, breath and mindfulness in the classroom
Reduces Stress & Burnout, Increases Efficiency, Classroom management and Overall Wellbeing
Improves Focus and Attention, Memory and Better Academic Grades
Mental Health & Resilience
Reduces Anxiety & Depression, Improves Resilience and Coping Frequency
Social - Emotional Development
Improves Self-Regulation and Social Skills
Physical Health and Wellbeing
Improves Physical Fitness, Increases Flexibility, Strength and Balance
School & Classroom Culture
Reduces Problem Behaviour, Disciplinary Referrals, Bullying and Hostility
How The Karma Class can help
Our Karma Classroom Program is developed specifically for teachers and their students to relieve stress, create calm, build resilience and support physical strength and flexibility.
Founded on the principles and practice of yoga, breath and mindfulness, and cognisant of the demands placed on teachers, it has been specifically designed to be:
- easy to learn
- simple to use, just minutes a day
- does not require curriculum changes
- benefits students and their teachers
We believe early intervention is key. These tools are intended to help young people live positive, happy and sustainable lives as they grow up and find their roles in a fast-changing and unpredictable world.
Training and supporting principals and teachers is pivotal to our work.
We seek to inspire fundamental changes in the practice of early childhood and primary learning in the classroom
The Karma Classrooms Program has been independently reviewed and is listed in the Be You Programs Directory. It meets the minimum evidence requirements set by Be You and has been awarded 4/4 for implementation.
Online Live Public Workshops
The Karma Classroom is a 5 hour workshop (delivered online or face to face) for early childhood and primary school teachers, counselors, therapists and other professionals working with children.
The workshop teaches you how to easily weave short bursts of movement, breathing and mindfulness into the classroom each day to nurture creative, conscious and compassionate citizens of the classroom.
A ‘whole school’ approach that offers coaching & classes for teachers and students.
A program to implement and sustain the benefits throughout all areas of schools and childcare centres.
Includes ongoing support for teachers to maximise the program's benefits and ensure long term sustainability.
Karma Classroom Cards
Every participant receives a set
An innovative and holistic resource making it easy for teachers to bring the training to life in the classroom.
- Yoga, Breath and Mindfulness
- 82 gender neutral cards
- 115 classroom activities
"As a teacher, life can be very stressful. The training with the Karma Classroom Cards makes it so easy … we can do 5 minutes and it completely changes the environment of the whole classroom. The breaths and poses relax me and lets me be the best teacher I can be. And the kids just love it."
Rachel, Year 1 teacher, Double Bay Public School
A whole school approach
The wellbeing of our students and teachers is an issue we cannot afford to ignore.
Hear how Double Bay public implemented the Karma Classroom Program school-wide, and how it has changed their classroom culture.