Yoga with children has been one of my pet loves since my own children were young.
I have found over the years that Yoga for children in schools is the most effective way for children to experience the explosive fun of Yoga and the interesting concepts that their body and mind can teach their inquiring minds.
The second most popular venue for Yoga for children is a Yoga party for children! Always fun and exciting!
I use the YogaKids programme, as the foundation of my work with Yoga for children, I have been teaching Yoga to children since 2004.
Yoga with children in or out of primary school is an exploration through our bodies, of the world all around us! It is fun, it is experiential and Children Love Yoga!
The YogaKids programme is based on Howard Gardners theory of multiple intelligences, eight ways in which we understand the world, eight ways in which children learn:
naturalist intelligence (which is the latest addition.)
Howard Gardner believes that the more ways information can be processed the more likely it will be to be stored in a variety of networks, allowing it to be readily accessible- we could liken it to cross referencing in the mind.
This theory combined with the Elements of YogaKids, works well in finding ways to stimulate, co-create and transform information in the body and mind.
With my long term background in the YogaKids programme, and a certification in Mindful schools, (I am also over ten years teaching Yoga to adults and teens) I provide age appropriate information for each class or workshop.
I bring broad field of knowledge to the children for learning and exploring their environment and their connection to others and themselves.
Here is an idea of what a Yoga for children class can experience, time dependent of course:
Yoga postures to explore their connection to their environment as a whole, whether it is through animals, nature, robots, current affairs, school, play, family life and even outerspace.
mindfulness tools and what mindfulness is.
awareness development including finding self awareness and awareness of others.
how to breathe better and why we should.
how Yoga becomes a benefit to the body and what different postures do for us.
Reading comes alive with Yoga, brings the story to the children through active postures (with sound…gets kind of noisy sometimes!).
relaxation, simple visualisations, quiet quests, mind mapping, creative bursts.
Plus I try to set a seed of personal quiet time, its importance at home and how to encourage it to grow in their life. And investigating what that can mean to each of us in our own experience.
Surprisingly all of the above can happen in one class, or just a select few- you never know if the class plan you have will go according to your wishes, but the input from the children is the intervention between the plan or some other direction.
These classes are designed to be fun, creative, high energy and calming by the end….I hope. 🙂
To book Kelly Marie for a day at your school contact me direct at 086 1778369
To book Kelly Marie for a Yoga for children birthday party theme
Contact Kelly Marie Mills 086 1778369
Kelly Marie Mills