Yoga to Counterbalance Screentime – Morning Tea Series for Parents

This is a webinar worth coming back to, again and again. All of us felt amazing afterwards!

It’s incredible what a few minutes of targeted movement and breathwork can do.

Give yourself a moment to try this as an online yoga class at home or use it whenever you need a break from sitting in front of a screen. It honestly works.



Our bodies are designed to move, but now more than ever, we are static for long periods, often in front of a screen. This leads to poor posture, pain and discomfort, and can affect our mood. The good news is that yoga is the perfect antidote and through this online class you can learn to reverse the negative effects of screentime. This is a great class for both adults working at desks and kids who are engaged in online learning, which has been the norm of late for many of our children.



The class is run by Shane Pisani, who is many things – Head Educator of Boutique Education and a highly experienced academic teacher, but also a highly qualified and experienced yoga instructor. Shane has taught yoga part-time for 15 years, and also trained yoga instructors. Suffice to say, he knows what he’s talking about!

What we loved most about this class was the way in which Shane walks you through the class. He explains what happens to our bodies when we are sitting for long periods of time, the areas of the body that are typically affected and how each yoga posture presented influences parts of the body or the system as a whole. So, you not only feel great, but gain insight into how it works and what movements you can use, according to what you feel.

Did you know that using our breath more intentionally creates movement in our lymphatic system? As do yoga poses called “inversions” where the legs are held higher than the rest of the body, allowing lymphatic fluid to return to the chest. Shane discusses how the movement of fluids through the lymphatic system is vital for the wellbeing of the body and allows us to feel great.

The class also addresses how we can work on the tissues relevant to breathing. Why? Because sitting for long periods of time causes the muscles responsible for breathing to tighten. When our breathing is restricted, we are unable to oxygenate our bodies adequately, which affects everything from our mood, to our concentration, to our body’s ability to heal itself. When we breathe well, we feel well and function well.

The class ends with some lovely resting poses and the use of simple props like a rolled-up towel, to aid in lengthening areas of the body that are difficult to stretch.

So, if you’re ready to start, bring a yoga mat, loose comfortable clothing, a bolster or pile of pillows, and a towel. Get ready to reset and refresh your muscles!

Please note that while this is a gentle class suitable for beginners, it may not be advisable to do if you have acute injuries, are pregnant, or have underlying medical conditions.

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See you at the next one!

Nagmeh Hatami

Nagmeh is a globetrotter who is currently based in Singapore, a country she loves for its multicultural community and year-long summer. A communications and marketing specialist, she loves to work with organisations that have a positive social impact, such as Boutique Education. In her spare time, she loves music, going to the beach, eating any pastry that has cinnamon as the hero ingredient, and chasing after her two kids.

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