Yoga at Lancaster School
Yoga4all aims to make yoga accessible to everybody regardless of age or ability. Active Essex were able to use Satellite Club funding support to offer this activity to a targeted audience at a SEN School.
Developing a relationship with Yoga4All and Active Essex allowed Lancaster School in Southend to open-up yoga activity to participants less able to attend a class outside of their school due to their additional support needs.
The sessions were developed for teenagers and young adults between the ages of 15 and 17 who are living with learning disabilities or additional needs.
The feedback collated from the participants stated that the teenagers with SEN were interested in participating in yoga and would like to continue. For this target audience, travel to a club is often a barrier, so therefore it is easier when the opportunity is brought directly to them. The young people are also familiar with the school environment and feel safe and comfortable with having their peers around them.