“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” ~ Albert Einstein
At Inner Child Yoga, we are passionate about children’s development and strongly believe that the first 5 years of life shape who we become. As educators we have the privilege of guiding children through these early years and helping them develop and grow.
Yoga increases a child’s ability to concentrate; it helps calm emotions and builds a positive self-image. Yoga has been shown to aid children who have learning difficulties by giving them a channel to express themselves and tools for identifying and managing strong emotions.
Children who practice yoga find it easier to learn at school and are less likely to be negatively influenced by peer pressure, temptations and the many distractions that children face.
We like to partner with centres and be an extension of your core values and visions. Our programs have a structure that includes flexibility to integrate learning areas that are being run within the centre.
We are 100% self-sufficient, once you have booked us, we take care of everything. Your classroom teachers are welcome to stay for the class where they can take observations on the children for their reports.
“Katie has been a lovely person to work with and is very passionate about what she does. Every session was absolutely unique and she incorporated ideas from the children’s interest areas into her yoga classes. A big thank you for all the hard work and great experiences that the Starfish children had. A big thank you from the Angels of the Bay team at Rosebery” – Vicki Anastasiou, Director
Our programs are mapped to the Early Years Learning Framework learning outcomes:
- Children have a strong sense of identity
- Children are connected with and contribute to their world around them
- Children have a strong sense of well being
- Children are confident and involved learners
- Children are effective communicators
Our classes are loud and vibrant with lots of laughter, imagination and play. Children are encouraged to express themselves in a non-competitive, all-inclusive nurturing environment. The class concludes with a quiet and calming component where children relax and reflect on what they have learnt in the class.
During the 30 minute class the children complete breathing exercises, adapted Hatha yoga movements, yoga games, imaginative play, music, songs, relaxations, reflections and affirmations.
Courses run for ten weeks and all equipment is provided.
“Yoga’s nice. Drawing the picture of fear and throwing it away is what I liked most” – Libby aged 3
“I love doing the yoga moves” – Will aged 4
“I really, really enjoy receiving the weekly update from you. I read it every week and forward to my hubby. Your program for the kids is great.” – Claire, parent
“He showed us the anger hand movements and told us all about the breath taking away the anger … It’s super thank you ” – Meredith, parent