Yoga Sprouts - Yoga for Children
Children love to do yoga – in fact they are doing yoga naturally and enjoy moving their bodies as they grow and develop.
With the stresses and pressures of modern day life – children can suffer too. Regular yoga sessions can now be conducted in your school – either after school or during school hours if you are taking advantage of the government plans to encourage more healthy activity into the school curriculum.
Yogasprouts offers your children a chance to explore their own physical boundaries through play, music and creative means including role-play. In this process children benefit by a growing awareness of self which in turn encourages self-confidence . Relaxation plays a role in yoga with children and this is encouraged through various techniques including breathing exercises which benefit children with asthma. In addition children are encouraged to experiment with their own bodies and in turn develop balance, strength and techniques that will benefit them in day-to-day life. Children have fun when they are yogasprouts!
Yoga at School
Atwood Primary School
Classes on Wednesday during term time
3.15 - 4.20for a variety of ages - check with school for more information.
New course start each term. www.atwoodschool.com
Payable as After School Club
Carla is working with a number of primary and secondary schools in the South east offering yoga at ‘After School Club’, ‘Breakfast Club’ she can come to your school to conduct a ‘free demonstration’ – by arrangement.
Bookings for yoga sessions are during the term and can be arranged with payment through the parents or the school. Carla holds a current CRB check, is qualified in first aid and holds all relevant insurances. Her training as a school teacher is an asset when working with children.
The content of the sessions will vary depending on the age of the children, the time of day the session is conducted and the season. A reasonable physical space is required such as the hall, the sports hall, an empty classroom or the library. For health and safety reasons ideally the space would be free from clutter so that the children can move freely. All equipment is provided and children would normally wear PE uniform without shoes.
With younger children creative play, co-ordination and realising physical limitations are emphasised. Children are encouraged to participate in a range of movements that may emphasise balance, following instructions, dramatic play and movement to music or for older children and teenagers ‘yoga flow’ – a yoga dance that works on cardiovascular aspects and breath control.
Breath awareness, relaxation and stillness and often some type of affirmations are incorporated into all of the sessions.
‘I like doing new poses’
'The yoga club has given Hema great co-ordination and balance and made her very flexible and supple’
'Harvey really enjoys the yoga sessions'
‘The yoga class is always fun and I like the story at the end and being still’
'The yoga has really helped Molly to concentrate and focus'
Captivating children in Reception Year after a day in class is a challenge I recognise and Carla's presence , use of imagery, patience, adaptability, genuine warmth and child -centred approach and passion for her vocation is plainly evident.
Carla is my first choice of Nutritional and Yoga consultant for the personal development charitable foundation being established, and this alone speaks volumes for the very high esteem she his held in.
Nile Flanagan – Brazilain Soccer School
If your school would like to take advantage of the free trial or you have any queries or would like more information please contact Carla on 07940 509910.