Yoga in Honeypark, Saturday, October 24th at 11.30am.
This 30 minute yoga class is for primary school aged children and their parent/guardian. Up to 2 children can attend with each adult. Please note the cost of €5 is per person. You must pre-book as the maximum number of attendees is 14 and for contact tracing, I must keep a list of attendees.
This class is all about having fun with your child through yoga. We will do lots of poses together, a little breathing and a gorgeous relaxation. I hope to teach you a technique for helping your child relax that works every time!
Bring a yoga mat each and dress warmly. Bring blankets to keep cosy during the final relaxation. Please get in touch if you have any questions at all.
YOGA FOR KIDS
Check out my You Tube channel for kids yoga classes I've recorded with my own children during lockdown.
We have also recorded a series of yoga lessons for the Eco Explorers Club which is an SSE Airtiricity/Dublin Zoo initiative. Click here to see these lessons as well as other cool activities that teach children about biodiversity and protecting our planet.
Under the current government restrictions, as of October 16ht, I can't offer private children's yoga sessions.
Once this restriction is lifted, here is what I offer. These classes are 30 minutes long and the idea is that the child and their carer (parent, grandparent, etc.) practise together. I will guide you through simple, fun poses, breathing exercises and relaxation. As well as having fun together during the class, the carer will learn breathing and relaxation techniques which can then be used at home. These sessions are €25 and can be done as a once-off stand alone session or as a regular thing. To book, click the link below.
My Qualifications and Background
In 2016, I qualified as a Yoga for Kids teacher, through the Elbow Room teacher training. This training brought together my own yoga experience and my experience of teaching yoga to my own small children who were aged 2, 4 and 6 at the time. I now teach children aged from 3 to 13 years.
The classes I teach in schools are tailored to the age of the children. For the little ones, yoga involves lots of stories, singing and make-believe. The slightly older kids are able for a little more in terms of yoga poses but I still build the class around stories, songs and games. For preteen children, yoga and its non-competitive nature, can be a lovely balance to the rest of their busy lives, allowing boys and girls to enjoy movement for the joy of it.
Yoga philosophy helps all kids to learn values such as sharing, non-violence towards themselves, others and their environment, only taking as much as you need, telling the truth and much more. We can explore this through stories and even how we view ourselves and take care of our bodies as we move.
All yoga classes, even for 3 year olds, involve breathing and relaxation. We do this in various fun ways but it is a fantastic way to teach children techniques for calming down and staying centered - something that will serve them for life!
I have been amazed at how many children, especially pre-teens, enjoy the deep relaxation at the end of the practice.