Kuring-gai Kids

Yoga 

8th  October 10am – 12pm  Cost $25

10th October 10am – 12pm  Cost $25

$50 for both sessions payment is available

Ages: 6-12

Most Benefits will be gained by attendance of both days.

 

We have teamed with specialist Teacher of Yoga for Children, Deirdre Gomez for these sessions held during the second week of the School Holidays.

Deirdre along with her IYTA Yoga Teacher Qualifications and her Specialist Training in Yoga for Kids and Mindfulness is a Registered nurse…….

This is a great opportunity to help your children become happier, grounded and less anxious.

What a wonderful way to begin the vacation!

What is covered in Kuring-gai kids school holiday yoga workshop?

Educational themes/ class focus

Day 1

Building strong, flexible spines

Many kids spend hours bent over phones, computers, desks and carry heavy ill-fitting school bags every day. This can play havoc with their young spines and lead to long term issues without the correct treatment.

In class the children will learn the best yoga exercises to release, lengthen and strengthen the back and tone the belly, all done in a fun and supportive environment they will love and engage with.

 Children will learn –

About the different parts of the spine

What a vertebra looks like

Why it is important to strengthen the spine

Good posture

Increased energy levels

Stand tall, be strong, be confident in yourself!

Day 2

Emotional Balance- managing stress and anxiety

 Almost one in four children in Australia are reported to have mental health issues.

Children need to be taught valuable skills to help regulate their emotions and deal with stress and anxiety at preschool and primary school age. These skills can then be practiced regularly, reinforcing strong neural pathways for health, happiness, resilience.

Kids Yoga

Benefits of Yoga for Kids

Yoga improves balance, strength, endurance and aerobic/breathing capacity.

Offers psychological benefits with mindfulness practices, so very helpful for reducing stress and anxiety

Can help the symptoms of ADHD which includes improvements in attentiveness, hyperactivity, concentration and focus on tasks, which can flow over into improved school achievements.

Yoga provides kids with connections with their peers in a non competitive environment and development of cooperative play, acceptance and compassion for others.

Yoga builds self confidence and acceptance of themselves.

Yoga for kids is a fun activity that is able to cross the divide of physical practice and cognitive practices.

 

What can your child expect to gain from these classes?

Effective breathing to improve energy levels, access ‘rest and digest’ system

Practice grounding the body, turning down the mind by connecting with the body, mindful movement

Reduce anxiety1 in 4 kids in Australia are at risk of anxiety

Kids yoga workshop provides the child with a ‘tool kit’ for life

Learn essential life skills

Build emotional and physical strength and flexibility

Learn skills to self-regulate

Experience relaxation

Interactive and supportive environment promoting social connections