Children’s yoga classes Monday 4 – 4.45 pm 11th Feb – 1st April 2019
AKA Yoga Studio, 130c Nicholson Street, East Brunswick
8 week term $100 or casual attendance $15
Katie, the owner of beyoga, has taught children’s yoga in Melbourne since 2002 and is passionate about the benefits for children of all ages: (and looking after our beautiful planet)
The benefits of children’s yoga are:
yoga helps maintain a children’s natural physical qualities of flexibility and agility;
at a deeper level the bending and twisting motions of the postures help massage internal organs sending fresh blood along the spinal column helping to release physical and emotional tension;
yoga and somatic movement helps immensely with gross motor skills and is the perfect adjunct to occupational therapy for children as it requires strength, concentration and left and right brain co-ordination;
yoga will combine well with traditional physcial education and sports programs as the postures help balance the strength and flexibility of a child;
yoga will help with a child’s posture allowing the spine to become more straight, sending fresh nutrients and blood to the spinal muscles and disks. Having a healthy spine helps digestion, breathing and concentration. If a child spends time doing yoga it will help counteract the time they spend watching tv and sitting at a desk and computer;
Relaxation and meditation helps teach children to breathe naturally and fully allowing them to calm their mind and unblock emotions;
concentration and visualization exercises help children to learn to sit still, get in touch with their inner selves, focus their minds and avoid outside distractions so that they enjoy the present moment;
yoga helps to balance the logical and rational left side of the brain with the more creative, intuitive and imaginative right side;
yoga for children will help develop their self esteem as the classes help promote a positive self-image, in a non-competitive safe and fun environment.
All children’s yoga classes are taught in a fun way using, props and obstacles to balance and concentrate (gross motor skills) stories, dance and games weaving in traditional yoga postures for strength and flexibility, gross motor skill development, relaxation and meditation to help emotional intelligence. The children are encouraged to use their own wonderful imagination to help counter the effects of a world full of technology.
Katie is a senior Level 3 yoga teacher and has worked in a Not-For-Profit agency as a family counsellor for children aged 6 – 13 years.
Katie has also been teaching children’s yoga privately and in schools since 2002 and is a local mum of two boys aged 15 and 18.
The children’s classes are suitable for children aged 5 – 9
contact Katie either by phone (03) 9489 9591 or email beyoga for enquiries regarding children’s yoga classes or a private session with your child