“I didn’t know what to expect and was pleasantly surprised at how fun
and dynamic the class was. My daughter thought she was at a party!”
mum to Amelia, 5
“I like yoga because we run on all fours and pretend we’re lizards.”
Joshua Goold, 5
The elements include a series of warm up exercises with the breath, followed by a story involving poses: for example, these could be an adventure on the beach or a jungle, with children giving their suggestions to set the scene.
A fun game or partner work with yoga poses then takes place, and later, quiet seated time with breathing techniques. The final relaxation is based around a visualisation on a journey. There is use with props and equipment throughout.
Classes, depending on age, are 20 or 30 minutes long for children up
to 12 years old. Teenager classes can be an hour.
Sharing yoga with children helps them :
Feel loving and loved
A child learns to trust instincts
Nurture special gifts and strength
Open up to ask questions and find their own answer
Know that the quiet, still place within is there for them through changes and challenges.
Some of the schools we work with have also chosen to have a 'grown-up' module afterwards, for teachers and school staff!