Pets join in online yoga sessions put out for staff at a Stansted School

PUBLISHED: 10:00 17 May 2020

Teacher Jonathan Perry, partner Rachel and dog Izzy enjoy online yoga

Teacher Jonathan Perry, partner Rachel and dog Izzy enjoy online yoga


Pets join in online yoga sessions

Partners, children and pets joined in a virtual yoga session offered to staff at Forest Hall School in Stansted.

Sarah Power, the school’s enrichment lead, is offering the online wellbeing sessions after qualifying as a yoga instructor.

She said: “I always intended running staff yoga sessions at school. Now, with the school closed to the majority and colleagues working at home, I decided to run the sessions online.”

The first 50-minute class saw seven members of staff and their families go through breathing exercises, yoga poses and Tibetan Buddhist singing bowls.

Miss Power, who rejoined the school in March after a year travelling, said: “Everybody got to have a bit of a chat at the start. We all agreed it was lovely to be able to see each other again. I have not seen some of my colleagues since last summer. It was so nice to see them again.

“We were able to do something together, despite being in different places.”

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