A REPORT ON THE IPP PROGRAMME CONDUCTED BY SATYANANDA YOGA CENTRE & SATYANANDA YOGA EDUCATION CHARITABLE TRUST, FOR MADHURAM NARAYANAN CENTRE.
SYC started its yoga programmes at MNC in the year 2006.Workshops were conducted for teachers caretakers and parents. Then the programme was designed to teach children with the help of mothers. In the academic year 2007 to 2008 and 2008 to 2009,the yoga programme was designed in such a way that the first two weeks of the month was utilizes to teach the practices to mothers and the caretakers and the following two weeks were utilized to teach yoga to children along with the help of mothers and caretakers. Mothers and the caretakers could experience certain positive changes happening within themselves and also for children. This gave way for SYC to develop a special programme for each child of phase 2.
The two years of basic yoga programme for mothers and kids extended the vision and developed simple knowledge about the practices of yoga amongst the mothers. A specific curriculum was designed with several practices for forming IPP; (IPP stands for Individual Programme Plan); and it was taught to the mothers over a period of time. The practices were divided in groups. Each group was taught and revised over a period of time.
BASIS OF DESIGNING CHILD’S IPP
Sankalpa is a positive seed sown in the subtler realms of the child’s mind. Usually when a child goes to sleep, after about five minutes the mother reads out the sankalpa to the child. Each child can have about five sankalpas and it is gently, but audibly read out to the child. These sankalpas get embedded in the child’s subconscious mind and brings about specific and welcome changes in behavior, attitude, health etc.
A sankalpa is coined for each child as part of IPP together by the mother and SYC teacher. This is then read out to the child at night when the child goes to sleep.