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Mindset Training through Yoga

The Foundations


Lesson structure


Step 1 & 2 


Lesson structure


Step 3 & 4


Lesson structure


Step 5 & 6


Lesson structure


Mindset Training through Yoga is a holistic programme addressing the missing connection between physical and mental health education. We combine the physical practice of yoga with mindset and wellbeing training to help individuals develop the skills of emotional intelligence and resilienceWe deliver this programme in schools with classes and their teacher and in communities with groups of children and their parents. A partnership between Mindful Brain, the teacher or parent and the child/ren is fundamental for cultivating the skills of emotional intelligence and resilience. Many schools fund this programme through the Sports Grant. This programme is not suitable for class cover or PPA sessions; it involves full participation and commitment by the class teacher involved. 


Aims of the programme:

Brain Health and Wellbeing: 

Introduce, develop, and enhance the skills of resilience and emotional intelligence


'Using skills to bounce back and forward from challenge'.

Key personal skills:

  • Self Awareness

  • An ability to ask for help

  • Taking responsibility for brain health and wellbeing.

  • Knowing and using strategies to self-regulate

  • Emotional intelligence

  • Trusting others

  • Having a sense of control

  • Helpful self- beliefs and perceptions

A classroom culture that helps build resilience:

  • Supportive, collaborative environment

  • A sense of purpose and autonomy

  • Safe to take risks and ask for help

  • Positive and ‘growth' focused feedback

Emotional Intelligence:

'Using knowledge and skills to understand and manage emotions experienced as well as recognising and influencing the emotions of those around us.'

Key personal and interpersonal skills:

  • Understanding, identifying and expressing emotions.

  • Self-regulation

  • Motivation

  • Empathy

  • Social Skills 

Physical Health:

Introduce, develop and enhance the skills of: 

  • Balance

  • Flexibility

  • Coordination and control

  • Stamina

  • Strength

  • Body awareness

  • Choreography

  • Evaluation


The programme uses the practice of yoga as a method to reach the aims.

‘Yoga’ is a Sanskrit word meaning ‘union’; union of people, body and mind, breath and movement. Yoga is a non-religious and non-faith practice.

There are 8 limbs (areas) of yoga:

  • Yama (Things to refrain from)

  • Niyama (Things to intend to do)

  • Asanas (Movement & poses)

  • Pranayama (Breath work)

  • Pratyahara (Focusing on or removal of the senses)

  • Dharana (Concentration, focus of attention)

  • Dhyana (Relaxation and meditation)

 The programme weaves in these 8 limbs.

Themes, Lesson Structure, Resources: 

By clicking on the links below you agree not to share the resources privately or publicly with others. These resources are strictly for adults and young people taking part in our Mindset Training through Yoga Programmes and requires and individual access code.

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