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A 10-year perspective on getting yoga into schools. Charlotta Martinus charts the huge progress made over the course of a decade

“Would you consider yoga in your school?” “No thanks, it’s not something that the children would engage in, it will never work!”

In 2003 when I started teaching yoga at a forward-thinking school in Somerset, it was a bit of a nightmare; the management staff were dubious, the kids sneered and the teachers thought it was ridiculous. Apart from one insightful teacher and the wellbeing officer at the council who promptly made a film (called ‘Thinking outside the PE box’) about the initiative. Fast-forward a decade: the Department of Education reported in 2 015 that 2 6% of primary schools now offer yoga within the school in some form or other.

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In this issue of OM Yoga & Lifestyle Magazine we’ve got everything you need to inspire you through the month of September, on and off the mat. That means plenty of practical yoga instruction, anatomy and meditation, plus healthy life hacks from veg-friendly and exclusive recipes to cool new yoga products and kit. Inside, we’ve also got a special report on all things yoga for pregnancy and for children. Stay vibrant and radiant all through your pregnancy with yoga, use it for your recovery afterwards and then inspire your children with it as they grow. It’s an incredible way to bond with your new baby and to bring the whole family closer together. You’ll also find great yoga travel and retreat ideas, and plenty of amazing people with inspirational tales to tell. Yoga will change your life for the better. Why not give it a try today?
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