Fellsway Wanderers offers yoga for players to help them become better athletes and kinder people.
Each yoga session explores a combination of stretching and strengthening, breathing exercises, and gratitude practices players can use on and off the mat – on the soccer field, in the classroom, in their extracurricular activities, and at home.

There are several benefits of yoga for kids:

  • Boosts self-confidence
  • Reduces stress and anxiety
  • Promotes self-discipline
  • Improves concentration and focus
  • Increases awareness of themselves from the inside – physically and emotionally

Breathing

  • Brings oxygen to the body
  • Calms the nervous system
  • Energizes our bodies
  • Clears and refreshes our minds
  • You can do it ANYWHERE!

Mindful Movement

  • Improves strength
  • Increases flexibility and range of motion
  • Develops core stability & improves balance
  • Improves coordination & agility
  • Increases endurance
  • Appreciate motion vs. stillness
  • Alleviates pre-game/performance jitters

Gratitude

  • Feel better about their lives overall
  • Experience higher levels of positive emotions like optimism, enthusiasm, love, and happiness
  • Are kinder and more generous to others
  • Sleep better
  • Able to cope with stress more effectively and recover more quickly from stressful situations

Regardless of each player’s experience with yoga, players are offered a safe, supported, fun/silly, and non-judgmental environment where they can feel comfortable to explore and discover how yoga can benefit their lives.