PLAY - Physical Learning, Active Yoga. Fun classes using story and adventure to support learning through physical activity, imitating, playing and singing! In these workshops there will also be opportunity to explore breathing techniques, relaxation practices, and creative time using hand/eye coordination as well as learning some basic meditation practices by using the senses. Complementary to other sports and activities. This workshop is designed for children from 6 to 10 years of age.
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Workshop runs from 10.00am to 12.00pm. Parents are WELCOME to attend with their children and in the warmer months, classes will be taken outdoors to take advantage of fine weather and fresh air. Please let us know if you will be attending so that we can ensure we provide sufficient space.
As with adults, the benefits of children practising yoga regularly are numerous. For example, yoga will help your child increase his/her flexibility, sharpen his/her mental focus, relax and may assist with anxiety. Other great benefits can include improved self-image and self-confidence, support for development of listening skills and powers of observation, as well as inspiration and improved imagination.
Children who regularly practise yoga are more likely to continue yoga into adulthood and therefore continue to benefit. Children can also benefit from the inner peace and coolness of mind that can come from a regular practice.
Workshops will include: warm-ups (warming the muscles and focusing attention), spinal flexibility through sun salutation, a yoga adventure or story, breath awareness, relaxation, basic meditation practices using the senses, creativity, sharing, singing and games to practise new skills!
If you have a child with special requirements please contact us to discuss further. Please note that it maybe necessary for a child with special requirements to be accompanied by a parent should they require extra support during the class.
From Lekshe's other kids yoga courses at SCE:
"Dear Lekshe, I wish to thank you for the beautiful introduction to yoga that you have given to A and M. I know that A has relished your Wednesday classes, finding excitement not only in each journey taken but also in the new challenges met and skills gained. Clearly M has found his yoga niche in the relaxation side of the practice! As a parent I have really enjoyed watching A and M being given the opportunity to try something new in a nurturing, safe and friendly environment. In Kinderst Regards, MS." Term 1, 2017
“…he enjoyed the playful adventures, stretching, and to be honest all of what the course had to offer including his teacher. Without hesitation the class met my expectations and more. I was very impressed with the way the class was run and pleased that it always started on time and ran for the full 60 minutes. In general I was so pleased with the outcome of the course that we have decided to enrol our son once again.”
"I have just asked my son what he enjoyed the most and he replied, "everything!". He has especially enjoyed the parts where Lekshe has taken the children outside and incorporated the yoga poses into games. He also enjoyed it when Lekshe has brought in items to focus the children's attention/senses. As a parent, the class is surpassing my expectations. Lekshe is a great teacher and is able to hold the children's attention. She has a passion for her classes and makes every effort to include each child. She is extremely creative and child focused. I have already recommended the class to other parents."
"Hi Lekshe! Just to let you know L & L had a great time and talked a lot about their first Yoga lessons with you at school too! We all looking forward to enjoying lessons for the fiuture eight weeks! Kind regards, Kumi"
"We have made the best decision to give them such a great opportunity!"