Our Kids Yoga classes run in accordance with the school term, they have been designed and structured to build upon skills as the kids progress through the course. We have two groups, Little Critters for the 5 – 7 year olds, and Growing Blossoms for the 8 – 12 year olds.
A terrifying number of 1 in 7 Primary School kids suffer from a mental illness, it is in our hands as adults to change this through teaching positive mental health strategies to help children feel safe and happy. These classes have been designed to develop a greater awareness of this growing problem and to help give these beautiful kids tools to assist with decreasing these growing statistics.
This is a space for play, growth, learning and self-development. A space for kids to explore their inner calm through guided Yoga and Meditation, specifically designed to improve their social and emotional skills. These classes aim to reduce anxiety, create more self love and acceptance, come back to their true nature of compassion, improve concentration which will transfer into their learning at school, create strength and flexibility in both their mind and body, and improve their overall well-being.
The biggest take away is that each child will gain amazing tools that they can use in their daily lives. The philosophy behind this practice is to create a greater self awareness so the way in which these kids live their daily lives is improved.
Scientifically proven benefits of Yoga and Meditation for kids:
-Improves attention and behaviour
-Immense benefits for kids with hyperactivity disorders, anxiety, depression, additional learning and behavioural needs
-Calms the nervous system and decreases stress like responses
-Reduces reactions to emotions such as anger and frustration
Each week a different well-being topic will be covered, which will add to their toolbox of skills to cope in everyday life.
The structure of the class will consist of:
-Tune in with breathing exercise (breathing exercises will vary each week, so kids can add to their toolbox)
-Group discussion around well-being topic
-Yoga Asana sequence (a range of postures will be explored in a fun way through games, stories, pictures and music)
Classes commence Wednesday 5th February
Parents aren’t required in class and are welcome to enjoy a cup of tea in our waiting room while class is on.
Cost: $136 for Term 1 (second/third child 10% discount)
Payment via direct debit:
Account: Kindred Warrior Yoga
BSB: 063 252
Account: 1057 1720
Bookings are essential as places are limited. Please email us using the contact page on the website
About the facilitator:
The creator & facilitator of this course, Tania, has 8 years of teaching experience in Victorian Primary Schools, currently teaching within the public sector. She has worked within the well-being and student management coordinator roles, assisting with building the restorative practices program within schools. She has 10 years of personal practice and 5 years teaching Yoga and Meditation to people of all ages. She has dedicated a lot of her time to researching and studying these ancient old practices in Australia, India and Holland. It is her passion to combine her two loves, education and well-being that led her to create this calm space for kids to grow, learn and evolve in.