Children’s yoga teacher, Kelly Craig has designed a yoga programme for 5-8 year olds which helps promote key life skills while creating a safe environment for children to play and explore.
Children’s yoga can have such a positive impact on physical and mental well-being and this uniquely tailored programme will help to develop confidence, self-esteem, positive body image, body awareness, compassion and empathy. The children will become creative and imaginative through songs and movement, helping to build co-ordination, balance and self-expression.
They will discover how to deal with difficult feelings through breathing, focusing and calming techniques., becoming more resilient and less anxious. With so many distractions these days, we will encourage the children to focus on their mind-body connection through fun yoga poses, teamwork and trust games. We hope they can take these tools into their lives feeling really positive! With almost 1 in 10 primary aged children affected by mental health conditions, it’s more important than ever to join us in providing More Yoga to your children!
LIMITED AVAILABILITY: ONLY 12 SPOTS AVAILABLE
To get your FIRST CLASS FREE contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Time: Thursdays 4.15 – 5 PM
Dates: 10th January – 14th February
Duration: 6 week course
Location: MoreYoga Finsbury Park, Corner Clifton Terrace & Morris Place, N4 3JP
Age: 5-8 year olds
Price: £7.50 Drop In, First session free / £42 for full course
CONNECT WITH YOUR KIDS – Family Yoga Events
Rest & Restore Family Class
Sunday 10th February, 4-5pm
MoreYoga Tower Bridge
Ages: 8+ plus parents
£7.50, kids go free
Time to get off your phones and enjoy a special Sunday evening rest and restore yoga class with your family! We will work on a gentle yoga flow which will be suitable for all and finish together with some mindfulness and relaxation techniques! With so many distractions, commitments, the rise of social media and so much to watch on television, this class will enable you to spend some real quality time together.
Yoga Shenanigans: Half Term Workshop
Thursday 21st February, 3.30-5pm
with Kelly Craig & Jennifer Armstrong
MoreYoga Finsbury Park
Ages 4-10 years
£15 per child, Limited to 15 places
We will enjoy some creative and fun yoga games and poses in this half term workshop for kids! A chance for your child to be creative through their bodies and use their imaginations. We will do some yoga arts and crafts and finish off with some quiet time to learn some mindful exercises to take away with them!
Happy Family Yoga Workshop
Saturday 2nd March, 2-3.30pm
MoreYoga Finsbury Park
Kelly Craig & Jennifer Armstrong
Ages: 5+ plus parent/s
£25 for one parent, one child; £30 one parent, two children
We want to host a family yoga class for parents and children in this unique workshop! This Happy Family workshop will provide a great way to connect with your child through exploring shapes with the body through partner poses and games as well as some mindfulness techniques. Enjoy this experience in a safe and nurturing environment to help enhance the family dynamic! Family yoga is a great tool to improve communication with one another and interact away from the screens!
About Kelly Craig
Kelly has worked with children and young people for many years. Kelly’s background is in theatre having trained at drama school for three years. Soon after graduating she set about working with children and young people to help develop confidence , communication & self esteem through drama and creative arts alongside directing musical theatre productions. She is also a huge animal lover and now works for a large animal welfare charity educating children and young people on how to be responsible and safe around dogs alongside building confidence for those that are scared of dogs.
She is incredibly passionate about building compassion, empathy, and kindness in the next generation and strongly believes yoga is a great place to start! She has combined all her skills and experience from over the years to develop a positive, engaging and inspiring kids yoga programme.
About Jennifer Armstrong
Jen fell In love with yoga while completing her 200 hour teacher training course in India in 2016, following years of practice as a teenager with her mum. While studying for her Masters degree in Developmental and Educational psychology, Jen became fascinated in learning about how children develop their emotions, and also their ability to regulate them, which is why she then went on to study her 95 hour children’s yoga teacher training in 2017. Jen realised that applying her knowledge of child development, into her yoga teaching was how she could positively impact many children! She also worked as a Family Support Practitioner for 3 and a half years in-between studies, facilitating parenting programs and providing one to one support for parents and various families. She truly believes that you can’t be too young to reap the benefits of yoga, and is such an amazing experience for a child and parent to share together as she has seen from her family and kids yoga classes. Come and share the space, the mat, the breath and the joy, together.
Why should children do yoga?
The facts about the benefits of children doing yoga speak for themselves.
- After doing 10 weeks of classroom yoga, a recent study showed overall improvements in primary school aged children’s social interactions with classmates, attention span, academic performance, ability to deal with stress and anxiety as well as boosting their confidence, self-esteem and overall mood
- 4 out of 5 primary aged children do not get the recommended physical exercise