Yoga for Children
When: Mondays at 3:30pm until 4pm
Where: Etchingham Parker Hall
How much: The equivalent of £5 per child per class
Who: Ages 5 - 8
How: Email me to book your space, payment upon booking.
Equipment provided, make sure they have a water bottle and their P.E clothes.
"Children feel increasingly stressed and overworked often with few ways of being able to counter the demands that arise in their lives. It's more important than ever for children to have an outlet to breathe, to become aware of their body in a non-competitive environment, and to relax.
When a child is encouraged to take breaks and find calm, they’re better able to reach their potential at school and to live a more fulfilling personal life.
Through practicing yoga children learn to focus, concentrate and develop patience, as well as building strength, balance and flexibility. And within the yoga class environment they learn that it’s safe to express themselves."
More benefits of yoga for children:
Develop body awareness
Learn how to use their bodies in a healthy way
Manage stress through breathing, awareness, meditation and healthy movement
Increase their confidence and positive self-image
Feel part of a healthy, non-competitive group
Have an alternative to tuning out through constant attachment to electronic devices
Giving them an alternate way to handle challenging situations through breath
Yoga has been proven to help in some conditions such as chronic fatigue syndrome, asthma, headaches, hyper mobility - a personal focus of mine, digestive problems, insomnia, anxiety, heart heath increases, inflammation reduces, there are many health benefits to a yoga practice.
Your child will learn yoga poses and games that increase balance, energy levels, strength, flexibility, focus and awareness, they will be encouraged to have fun in a calm and restorative setting through yoga movements, mindfulness, breathing techniques and engaging meditation.
"Yoga makes me feel like a rainbow" - Mimi, Age 6
Taking some time just the two of you with the aim of strengthening, increasing joint flexibility, regulating the digestive system which may reduce the discomfort of colic, wind and constipation, improving blood flow, relaxing and calming your baby, which can reduce the heart rate and lead to a better sleep pattern – just to name a few baby yoga advantages.