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Childrens' Yoga

Inspire children to become aware of the value of physical and mental health, offering them the power of self-awareness and wellbeing tools for a life.

Let's normalise big feelings and invite children to understand and process emotions through accessible breathing, movement and calming rest.

Teaching through a trauma informed lens invites us to see ‘behaviour’ as a communication tool. There are no bad children, just children who have experienced difficult things, without the resources to process these big feelings.

Trauma is any event that overwhelms our capacity to cope and respond. It can effect how we think, feel and behave, sometimes impairing learning, memory, attention and critical thinking. 

 

Children are very adaptable and receptive however which is why yoga tools and  mind-body resources help can be so effective to help regulate emotions and build internal resources. 

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Yoga is fantastic because it can... 

  • Increase physical literacy - strength, balance, co-ordination and mobility

  • Empower children to learn self-soothing, calming breathing tools

  • Improve posture, supporting a long and flexible spine

  • Offer mental health awareness and mindfulness tools

  • Develop positive self-awareness, awareness of others 

  • Create healthy receptive brains ready for the classroom

  • Encourage generosity, compassion and respect

  • Offer a non-competitive, accessible environment for all

  • Encourage positive communication and team work

  • Encourage creativity, self expression and fun

  • Help us recognise feelings / emotions within the body

  • Build inner strength and resilience

  • Develop focus and concentration

  • Develop sensory awareness

  • Teach self-care

  • Be fun!

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Thank you so much for our Yoga Day during Sports Week. Every year group and the staff loved the games, learning the yoga poses and really enjoyed the relaxation stories. 

The children have followed up by doing more yoga in class and using techniques to focus on their calm breathing. In the future, we would love to have you back at The Meadows.

— The Meadows Primary School

I wanted to pass on how much I think our children have benefitted from having your yoga sessions this year. Not just the yoga but your presence with them is so calming and reassuring. This was noticed on our Raising Attainment visit last term & the School Council also talked about the benefits it brings of ‘being calm, feeling peaceful and resting worries!’. So thank you and we hope to work with you again next year.

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—Chandag Infant School

Wow!  What a relaxing and energising break from our busy lives.  Carolyn created a calming space for both adults and children to concentrate on their bodies, senses and mind. 

All children engaged fully in the sessions as they were fun, age appropriate and accessible to all.  Thank you for a great yoga workshop day

— St Werburghs Primary School

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Recommended

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Minimum booking

  • One term  - 2 x 30 minute classes KS1, once a week

  • Or one term 2 x 40 min classes KS2, once a week

  • Group size can be small focus groups,  up to whole class groups. The latter with a class teacher or TA present

  • Full day or half day for Sports Week or enrichment activities 

 

Book for the whole academic year and receive a 10% discount.

 

Funding

  • Invest your Sports Premium Funding in physical and mental wellbeing

  • Pupil Premium Funding to support small groups of children recognised as needing extra support

  • Parents pay / part pay 

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I liked the bit where we did the dancing, I did a funny wiggle dance and laughed

 
I liked it when we lay down waiting for the butterfly to land, it was
quiet and relaxing


Squirrels, Reception Class,
Chandag Infant School

 

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It was fun being animals and
making noises, I laughed lots!


I love yoga, it is the best bit of my day. It makes me smile.
 

Hedgehogs, Reception Class,
Chandag Infant School

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