“As part of our whole school Wellbeing day, Mo delivered several sessions to our Key Stage 2 pupils. Needless to say, they enjoyed it immensely. The sessions were well-organised and delivered in a calm and purposeful manner. They commented on how calm and relaxed it made them feel; in fact they enjoyed it so much that they have requested that Mo starts an after-school yoga club. She will also be returning for our Spring term wellbeing day, focussing on Key Stage 1 this time, which the children are excitedly looking forward to.”
Mrs Orna Webster, Assistant Head Teacher KS2, St John Rigby Catholic Primary School, Bedford.
“We introduced yoga to staff in order to support their well-being and sessions have been consistently well attended. Mo arrives with enthusiasm to help us focus on ourselves, and as a result we leave her weekly sessions feeling both relaxed and recharged. As an experienced and knowledgeable yoga practitioner, Mo supports and guides us through her sessions which are well planned and thought out. She supports and challenges us to achieve, whatever our ability. It is fair to say that Mo is well liked and respected by the staff that attend; they comment on how much they look forward to each week and many have requested the sessions continue into the next academic year.”
Kelli Foster (Mrs), Deputy Headteacher, Mark Rutherford School, Bedford.
“During our Healthy Schools Week in June 2019, Mo came in to deliver yoga taster sessions at our school. As we are a Primary School, I spent a good amount of time wondering which classes would suit the yoga sessions the best. To say I was blown away by Mo’s sessions, was an understatement. As a personality, Mo is a lady that can light up a room with her energy, enthusiasm and positive persona. Just a lovely lady that has the flexibility to talk and adapt to speaking with anyone. Her sessions left our students and members of staff hungry for more. They all loved her love of the activities and how she made the sessions manageable for the students. She was able to Adapt her teaching to suit each students’ needs, along with the members of staff that took part. Our students left the room feeling refreshed, relaxed and ready to achieve. These results are all down to Mo. An all-round team player who’s teaching experience makes every session benefit each student. I can’t thank her enough for her efforts and would recommend her unreservedly.”
Laurie Allen, Head of P.E., Scott Primary School, Bedford.
“It has been great to develop a partnership with Mo to further build on including yoga into our programmes. Mo’s approach is fantastic and so relatable for our young people. Making fun and silly moves as they go to let out their energy in a different way to usual, and also to learn to be grounded and take some productive time out. It allows the young people to relax, try something new and tests them taking them out of their comfort zones. In just 4 sessions you were able to notice really positive progression from our young people.”
Sophie Stock, Fun4YP Youth Services Lead, YMCA Bedfordshire
“The Key Stage 1 and Year 3 pupils were very excited to be taking part in a yoga class during our Spring wellbeing day. Mo was fantastic with all the children, from our 5 year olds up to our 8 year olds. Each of the pupils had an opportunity to relax in a safe setting, try something new and get themselves into positions they have never been in before! The session was so popular, Mo is now running an after school club for them so they can continue to develop the techniques and practices of Yoga.”
Mrs Nikki Woodworth, Assistant Head Teacher EY & KS1, St John Rigby Catholic Primary School, Bedford.