Ticket Price: Free
Ages 5 – 10
(AutismFriendly – Please let us know if your child needs support)
In this combination of kids yoga, mindfulness practices and sound play with singing bowls and other instruments we breathe together, sing together, do yoga poses together and learn and play with therapeutic instruments. Kids can experience wellbeing through yoga, mindfulness and sound practices, growing, learning, relaxing, playing, being creative, building confidence and making new friends.
For this age group I focus on yoga poses and alignment through stories, fun facts, yoga journeys to different cultures and countries and age group appropriate games.
For example a session theme could be to explore where yoga comes from, learning about India, we might listen to some indian music and learn about poses related to all things India. I always include breath work and relaxation as they are an important part of yoga and can be so beneficial for children in coping with life in school, friendships and everyday challenges.
I also like to encourage children to use their creativity and body awareness to come up with their own poses. We might read yoga stories together relating to how we can be good to ourselves (coping with emotions, stress relief, healthy eating). With sound play we explore another wellbeing tool in which we learn actively how we can relax ourselves through our auditory and tactile senses as well as our interoception.
Yoga mats are provided, please have your child bring a pillow and blanket and wear comfortable clothing.