Since I have been practicing Yoga, my life has improved. Mindful moving and breathing at the same time, my body has been more relaxed and my mind is more focused. Even when I’m not on my mat, I practice yoga: I breath consciously, correct the position of my body and therefore calm my mind.
Why not teach children Yoga and let them experience the benefits at an early age, I thought. So they can practice it throughout their whole lives. Therefore I followed a well-established teacher training at Patty Jongmaets of Dolfijnwellness. Now I am ready to enjoy Yoga with children.
What do we practice during a lesson?
Yoga for children teaches children the yoga basics in a playful and dynamic way. In a lesson I pay attention to the postures of yoga with help from movement, games, meditation, visualization, massage and different forms of creative expression. As children are naturally playful and active, also gifted with a vivid imagination and creativity, in a lesson there’s room and attention for all of these aspects.
We also practice relaxation and being mindful in body, spirit and mind.
A lesson takes up between the 45 and 60 minutes. A lesson has more or less the following structure: introduction to a theme, room to share our day, yoga postures (together with game and imagination), relaxing body and mind and an exercise in creativity. The lessons are suited for boys and girls.
Yoga can be good for children who:
- want to work on their balance and coordination
- are insecure
- have asthma
- are experiencing difficulties in calming down
- want to live more in harmony with themselves and others
Workshops and birthday party’s
I also teach parent-child workshops and a short sequence of lessons for parent-toddler. And if you are interested in a different kind of birthday party for your child: a children’s yoga party is a fun and playful way to celebrate together.