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 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
Our current 5-week block has just come to an end on Friday 18th May 2018. My next 5-week block will start again after the half-term from Friday 8th June to Friday 6th July 2018.
I have been successfully running Children’s Yoga classes since January 2018 at Becket Sports Centre in Dartford. They run as a block of 5 classes on Fridays from 6pm to 6.45pm as a cost of £25.00 for the block (£5 per session). They are aimed at school aged-children from 6/7 to 10/11 years (School Years 2 to 6).
During the classes we include some fun breathing techniques, yoga postures, occasionally partner poses (if the children are willing!), games, circle time, meditation and activities to promote 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, meditation and relaxation techniques will really stand them in good stead as they develop through school. It is also a non-competitive and safe environment.
PARENT AND PRESCHOOLERS/TODDLER YOGA CLASS
I ran a 5 week Parent and Toddler yoga class in January/February 2018. 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 – click here for further details.
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, 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