Healthy Minds Canada Partners with Roots and Shoots Yoga to Create “Bend and Unwind School Yoga Program”!

Spring has sprung and with it a new partnership with Healthy Minds Canada!

Roots and Shoots Yoga and Wellness is thrilled to announce our “Bend and Unwind School Yoga Program! Each session will include 12 half-hour long classes that have been specially geared to teens ages 13-17 and incorporate activities to create self-awareness, self-respect,  appreciation for others, and, of course, Yoga!

Our pilot program, launched in Spring 2016 at the Lakefield District Intermediate School and Peterborough Leisure Opportunities for Teens program, has been met with great feedback and we’re excited to continue the program at surrounding area schools and in the Greater Toronto area!

Some of the comments we’ve received are:

“Wow, I feel like I’m floating” Female student, LDIS

I thought yoga was going to be boring but that was really fun!”  Male student, LDIS

I don’t know what you’re doing in yoga at school but my son now pulls out his yoga mat when he gets stressed at home! Thank you for giving us some new tools”. Parent, Goodwood Public School

If you’re interested in learning more about our program, please contact Katie Robinette at:



Roots and Shoots Yoga and Wellness is grateful for the support of Healthy Minds Canada and ParticipACTION.