children’s classes

My children’s classes start as young as 2 years old. I use themes, music and games for all the children and adventure stories for the youngest, to bring them the very valuable benefits of learning the traditional yoga postures, breathing and relaxation techniques, all modified and delivered in a gentle and fun way to suit each specific age group.  It can be a great bonding time for parents and children to be doing this together and as they get older, to be learning independence through having their own class, especially fun to be doing with friends or siblings.  Again, all sessions will be tailored to meet the requirements of each group of children.

 

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THINGS IN THE WORLD CANNOT BE SEEN OR TOUCHED, THEY ARE FELT WITH THE

HEART

Yoga is about opening our eyes to the beauty of life and falling in love with life itself, it can transform the world, so where better place to start but with our children who are naturally so open and joyful from their earliest years. I listen to the children I teach and can often be lead off the class plan quite spectacularly, incorporating their ideas and going wherever it takes us!

I have been teaching for over 10 years now and am very pleased that Yoga for children is slowly but surely making its way into British schools more and more as the need for developing their emotional intelligence becomes more urgent. There is a huge increase in mental illness, eating disorders and image-obsessed culture creeping in and Yoga is a powerful tool to tackle this epidemic. The younger children are introduced to the benefits of Yoga the better.

A brief pause for Yoga in your child’s day improves their flexibility, posture and concentration levels and the simple postures, breathing techniques and meditative elements have beneficial effects on the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children from a young age. The endorphins released contribute to feelings of happiness and greater self confidence as well as, over time, developing a greater capacity for calmness and better sleep patterns. Pre-school children need 11-13 hours a night and 5-12 year olds need 10-11 hours a night, both with no screens before bed, just a nice bath/bedtime routine, reading and even a little Yoga!

Children as young as 2 years old can be taught Yoga with a parent and thereafter, classes will be divided accordingly, normally grouped 2-4 yrs, 5-7 yrs, 8-11 yrs, 12-14yrs and 15-18yrs but it depends on the venue and the circumstances.

Currently I am only teaching children in St. Martin’s Primary School, The Karma Centre and Grace Lounge Hot Yoga Studio in Salisbury.