I am a fully qualified Children’s Yoga teacher, having undertaken additional training in this field, and I hold an enhanced and up-to-date DBS certificate (formerly CRB).
Benefits of yoga for children
There are just so many benefits of doing yoga for children: flexibility, balance, co-ordination, relaxation, concentration, well-being, confidence, the list is endless. Children’s yoga is a fun and creative time where children can explore how their bodies can move and have fun at the same time.
CHILDREN’S YOGA CLASSES
I run a Children’s Yoga class which runs as a block of 5 classes on Fridays from 6pm to 6.45pm at Becket Sports Centre in Dartford. Cost is £25 (£5 per session) and it is aimed at school aged-children from 4 to 11 years (Reception to Year 6). The session will include some fun breathing techniques, yoga postures of course, partner poses (if the children are willing!), games, circle time and activities to promote mindful awareness and relaxation.
Children’s yoga is about fun with movement, developing body confidence and self-awareness and is a great way for them to keep fit, stretch and strengthen their bodies while enjoying themselves too. With all the pressure on kids these days at school and in competitive environments, this opportunity to engage in age-appropriate breathing, mindfulness and relaxation techniques will really stand them in good stead as they develop through school. It is also a non-competitive and safe environment.
Now taking bookings for my next 5-week block starting Friday 20th April 2018. If the block has already started you are still welcome to join in at a pro-rated cost if there are still spaces on the course. Click here for more details or contact me to book your child’s place.
PARENT AND PRESCHOOLERS/TODDLER YOGA CLASS
I have been running a 5 week Parent and Toddler yoga class in January/February 2018. This will be coming to an end on Wednesday 21st February. No immediate plans to run another course but never say never!
FAMILY YOGA WORKSHOPS – NEXT WORKSHOP SUNDAY 4th NOVEMBER 2018
I run regular Family Yoga Workshops. Ages of children at these workshops have ranged from 2 to 14 years. My most recent Family Yoga Workshop was in November 2017 and was a great success. Click here to read how it went! You can also watch the video above to see how much fun we have had at our workshops! Next one has been booked for Sunday 4th November 2018 – further details will be confirmed in due course!
If you have children aged 11-17 years I run three evening classes at Beckets Sports Centre in Dartford, Monday evenings from 7.30pm to 8.30pm (this class must be booked in advance), Thursday evenings from 6.00pm to 7.00pm and Friday evenings from 7.00pm to 8.00pm which children within this age bracket are welcome to come to with their parents or a responsible adult so they can also enjoy the benefits of yoga. Cost for children just £4. For more details see Teen Yoga and/or click below.
*For details of my adult group classes please click here
*For details of upcoming workshops please click here