In-curriculum Programs

In-curriculum Programs

Schools we are Involved with in 2016

Primary School

  • Brighton Primary
  • Firbank Grammar Sandringham
  • Firbank Grammar Brighton
  • Melbourne Grammar – Grimwade
  • Sandringham Primary
  • Woodlands Primary
  • Yarra Primary
  • Doveton College
  • Geelong Grammar Glamorgan
  • Haileybury Junior School
  • Laverton College
  • Caulfield Junior College
  • Tucker Road Primary
  • Coral Park Primary
  • Casey Grammar
  • Fitzroy North Primary
  • St Josephs Primary
  • Carlton Gardens Primary
  • St Leonard’s College
  • Christ Church Grammar

Secondary School

  • Bialik College
  • Brighton Grammar
  • Cheltenham Secondary College
  • De La Salle College
  • Gilmore College for Girls’
  • Kew High School
  • Oakleigh Grammar
  • South Oakleigh Grammar
  • Hume Valley School
  • Concord School
  • Star of The Sea
  • Cranbourne St Peters College
  • Cranbourne East Secondary College
  • Methodist Ladies College
  • Wesley St Kilda Road Campus
  • Wesley Glen Waverley


  • Roseberry House – Glenhuntley Centre
  • Elliniki Early Learning Centre – Beaumaris
  • Roseberry House – Bentleigh Centre 
  • Aspendale Community Gardens

Special Needs/Other

  • Brompton Community Centre
  • Happy Oak
  • Holmesglen TAFE
  • Fun Fit Kids
  • Da La Danse
  • Launch Housing – Housing and support
  • Private sessions catered to specific needs
  • Aspendale Gardens Community Centre
  • Minds That Mater Psychology
  • Brighton Recreational Centre
  • Hampton Community Centre

Teachers Yoga

  • Wesley College
  • Haileybury College
  • Brighton Primary

Yogabean Kids

We are currently impacting hundreds of children every term in primary schools. From prep to year 6, our classes have been welcomed into schools via in-curricular programs, lunch-time and after school classes as well as part of Wellbeing programs and Wellness days.

The programs are structured and standardised so that we keep the students engaged and focused during the sessions. The classes are fun, educational and interesting. They include warm-up, intention setting, postures, mindful moments, partner and group work, games, breath awareness and relaxation.

At the start of each class we make a deal with the students to respect themselves and each other and to give 100% of their focus. This has proven to be an effective way to gain attention from all students.

We are able to tailor our classes to complement the school’s core values, or to work in with specific units of inquiry or class themes.

We evaluate our programs and the responses are positive. The overwhelming response is that children love the classes, feel less stressed, more invigorated and are able to concentrate in school and sleep better after practicing yoga. We have also received feedback from children that breath awareness has allowed them to deal with a range of emotions including anger and frustration so that they are able to better handle stressful situations.

Next Gen Yoga

Next Gen Yoga is a program for the 14+ age group. Next Gen Yoga was launched specifically to support young adults to assist with mental/emotional wellbeing whilst delivering the physical benefits of yoga (strength, balance, flexibility). Our classes aim to bring balance into students’ lives by teaching them mindfulness, and breath awareness which brings them:

  • An increasing awareness and ability to focus
  • Improved understanding of self
  • Improved sleep
  • Ability to self regulate
  • Resilience
  • Improved body and self image
  • Relaxation

Specific Next Gen Yoga Programs

VCE ready program

Next Gen Yoga programs are available to run specifically around exam time especially leading up to VCE.

Physical education/Health units and sports

We also run programs specific for physical education and health and lifestyle units as well as for school sports teams looking for cross training opportunities that can deliver mindfulness and focus. Specific benefits include:

  • Build physical strength between sport and pre-season training
  • Build resilience + de-stress
  • Increase energy
  • Feel more fulfilled in life
  • Build mental + emotional strength
  • Sleep better

Wellness programs

  • Schools can enjoy the benefits of a ½ day or full day wellness program, where they can immerse themselves into yoga and its benefits. Our programs comprise a mixture of practical and reflective exercises and range from individual, partner and group activities, with an emphasis on strengths-based activities.



Elements & Program Benefits

Elements of the Yogabean Schools Program

  • Greeting and warm up
  • Theme discussion
  • Learning basic postures
  • Theme-based activities and games
  • Partner and group work
  • Journal
  • Relaxation and meditation


Participant Benefits Include

  • Strategies to self-regulate behaviour
  • Self and social confidence
  • Communication
  • Relaxed and receptive for learning
  • Decreases in anxiety and stress
  • Emotional balance
  • Positive body and self image
  • Decreased aggressive behaviour (bullying)

Above we have provided downloadable research papers providing a deeper insight into how yoga benefits children, have a read.

Benefits to Schools

Challenging students is important for their development. Yoga offers a safe and secure environment in which to engage students to try postures and self-awareness activities they may not of had the confidence to do in the past. They feel like ‘I can have a go’ by involving and integrating them into the yoga program. As the students transition into upper grades, challenging themselves becomes even more relevant.

The restorative benefits yoga provides are also significant. Through certain yoga postures, energy is restored and harnessed in a way that makes the student feel calm and content. Some children have never experienced a sense of contentment that the Yogabean School program consider imperative in order to live a fulfilling life.