We are very fortunate to have Darina O’Shea for Yoga and Mindfulness for the older classes as part of our Health Promoting Schools Initiative! Darina is a certified MBSR teacher with the Institute of Mindfulness-Based Approaches.
Yoga increases flexibility and strength, curing, relieving and preventing injuries, aches, pains and stiffness. It is also a mental science – fitness for the mind. Mindfulness is learning to direct our attention to our experience as it unfolds, with kindness and acceptance. It trains us to explore and respond to whatever is happening at present. It relieves stress and anxiety. Yoga and Mindfulness lead to a greater understanding of the body and mind empowering us to connect to peace of mind and inner freedom.