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

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

Teacher Jonathan Perry, partner Rachel and dog Izzy enjoy online yoga - Credit: Archant

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.”