Teaching is a rewarding and stressful occupation. Supporting students, juggling tasks, extra meetings after school, standing for hours, rushed lunches are just some of the issues that lead to fatigue, back pain, headaches, stomach discomfort.
What was presented:
The group of 35 teachers experienced techniques for both the body and mind that could be done at school. Through working with the group with humor and presenting a program that was relevant to their work, the group participated in the following:
- Breathing practice for stress
- A few chair yoga poses to help with back and neck pain
- A standing pose to release spinal tensions
- Meditation techniques to find inner calm
A note from the head of School, Sim P.:
Thank you so much for the wonderful stress management/yoga session with our staff during Planning Week. The response from our folks was resounding positive and appreciative. You managed in one-and-a-half hours to teach us so much about ourselves. Particularly impressive was how you successfully taught and engaged such a diverse group across a spectrum ranging from no experience to plenty of experience in yoga and stress management. We all learned and benefited.
What you can learn from the teacher’s experience:
Work is often stressful and to bring more productivity and ease into the day, there are simple practices that can be done. No matter how diverse the group is, Custom Calm includes everyone so they can be empowered with proactive techniques and can gain clarity of what creates stress and how to better handle challenging situations.