Tots and Toddlers Yoga:
Suitable for babies from around 10 months , up to 4 yr olds
Suitable for those with special needs- please contact to discuss your needs
Restarting Summer 2021 in Ogwell, Covid situation- dependent 🌞
Tots and Toddlers love yoga! In fact they already know how to ‘do’ yoga! They are wonderful at exploring their physicality, and have a sense of fun and adventure built-in! Toddler Yoga harnesses their natural playfulness and flexibility, their ability to copy, and their desire to do things “all by myself!”. For those learning to walk steadily, yoga can help them develop balance and coordination and a sheer love of movement! After about 18 months/ 2 yrs, copying starts to emerge and toddlers can do lovely balancing, stretching, rolling and resting on their own, as well as playing with their grown-up to run, skip, fly, skydive, and practice steady landings
Harnessing their love of rhythm and rhyme, the classes include lots of songs and verses , as well as massage, stretching together, wriggling, jumping, running and flying!
There is always a lot of smiling and laughter!
Children can dip in and out of the action, at their own pace. Some love to copy and watch, others observe from a distance! Mum/Dad/Granny might be busy yoga-ing while their little one might be off investigating the room, knowing that they will still need to come back to them for cuddles, and that they won’t be able to resist climbing on them whilst they are in a yoga pose.
The classes also include fun and challenging elements like inversions on the backs of the grown-ups, butterfly swings, or zooming to the moon, even a cautious Tot will decide to try them when they are ready. For older children they can copy more traditional yoga poses on their own and join in with sun salutations. We always end with a lovely relaxation. Even the busiest bee will lie down with their favourite grown-up under a sparkly blanket with a comfy cushion when they see everyone else doing it too.
If you have more than one child under 5 they are all welcome. Babies can join in too!
You don’t need any yoga experience, you don’t need to be bendy! Equally, if you have done yoga before it will give you some ideas for reintroducing it into your life with your Tot!
- 1:1 tuition and bespoke sessions for groups available upon request.
Please contact me for dates of upcoming courses, bookings and additional information
EARLY YEARS YOGA
I have taught in several local nursery and preschool settings (Skylarks Nursery, Mama Bears Nursery, Humpty Dumptys Nurseries)
I would be very happy to discuss your requirements further. Yoga is not just for stretching, we can incorporate many elements of the EYFS into the sessions, and explore themes, books, stories or numeracy. Children learn best while moving!
What are the benefits of yoga in my setting?
As well as being perfect for encouraging the children to be active during their day, yoga helps focus and calm the children. They develop confidence as they learn to do clever things with their body, and tools for calming themselves.
I aim to encourage children to develop body awareness and a social and emotional vocabulary through yoga, for example, naming the body parts we can feel working when we do yoga, counting the limbs which are on or off the floor in poses, naming feelings , noticing and respecting how we are that day, encouraging them to rest at any time, discussing the benefits of working harder and feeling our hearts beating faster.