We are excited to announce that all of our Riverside Nursery Schools are set to enjoy weekly yoga and mindfulness workshops, following the appointment of a new specialist teacher!
Zoe Wood, a qualified yoga and mindfulness teacher experienced in working with families, will be spending one afternoon a week at each of our nursery schools, to support the children’s emotional wellbeing and to help them relax.
The yoga workshops are complementary to our overall ethos, which blends the best principles of Montessori, Reggio Emilia and Forest School to encourage a child’s holistic growth.
Zoe Wood explained, “Anyone who has spent time with young children knows that they are already masters at living in the present moment! However, unlike other gifts that children are born with, the ability to be present is not something we nurture and develop from a young age. As a result, most of us grow up slowly unlearning this vital skill, which is one of the main contributors to our overall happiness as adults. My gentle yoga and mindfulness sessions are designed to help children nurture this ability, giving the tools they need to maintain healthy minds in later life.”
Principal, Aimee Kimbell added: “We are committed to nurturing happy, confident and independent young learners, with the skills they need to thrive at school and beyond. I am thrilled that through Zoe’s appointment we can give the children a new experience and teach them how to focus and find their inner calm.”