Yoga 4 Classrooms

All Lower School students participate in the Y4C program within their homeroom class time.
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The Y4C (Yoga 4 Classrooms) curriculum is focused on physical, social, emotional, and attentional self-regulating strategies and skills, developed to systematically cultivate well-being, resilience and lifelong learning. Y4C features 67 yoga and mindfulness-based activities, divided into six categories: Let’s Breathe, At Your Desk, Stand Strong, Loosen Up, Imagination Vacation, and Be Well. The goal of Y4C is to create peaceful, productive, learning-ready classrooms in which students will learn to use yoga and mindfulness to improve their focus while developing a lifelong awareness of the importance of their physical and emotional health.

Each week, the Lower School faculty reviews 3 new yoga activities together and these are then shared in each homeroom classroom and within exploration classes. At the end of the week, one class leads a Y4C activity with the whole Lower School in our Friday Community Meeting. The shared implementation of Y4C within the Lower School has promoted a cohesiveness among teachers and students and has enabled the children to be ready to learn in a positive, safe and supportive school environment.

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Berwick Academy is Maine's oldest, independent Pre-K through Post Graduate private school. Our community is dynamic, offering challenging academics, competitive athletics, and creative arts programs. Members of the community operate within a context of caring and respect as we pursue our quest for "useful knowledge" as "one school with three divisions." Students and faculty are encouraged to expand their horizons by balancing academics with athletic, dramatic, and musical options.