What should I expect from a Kids Yoga Session?
Developing flexibility, strength, and self-awareness helps teenagers and children build their confidence, resilience, and improved self-esteem. The approach of this yoga class is to help students relax and feel restored –especially perfect for older children or young teenagers dealing with any stress and anxiety.
The physical, mental, and emotional health benefits from focused breathing techniques combined with traditional yoga postures, are endless.
Our students practising in the past sessions of yoga and mindfulness have all gradually become more accustomed to the exercises and we notice they also have built up the confidence to show their own unique ideas and input.
- We start the class with a warm-up of the whole body which can be stretching, shaking, making flowy movements, just to get the whole system going, warm up the muscles and mobilize the joints. After the warm-up we practise different variations of breathing exercises and learn that focussing on our breathing helps us to calm our minds.
- Belly breathing – We place both hands on our belly and feel it expanding as we breath in and going inwards as we breathe out.
- Counting to 10 – If we notice our thoughts are racing and it is hard to control them, counting from one to ten, over and over, can help calm the mind. This way we break our train of thoughts and come back to the present moment.
- We have been practising a variation of yoga poses and learned the Sun-Salutation. Poses can be focussed on strength, flexibility, balancing and relaxation. All meant to create body awareness, good posture, and becoming mindful through movement. The kids love to create their own poses using the book of beautiful pictures of animals. Looking at the animals stimulates their imagination and allows them to be unique in their ideas. There is no right or wrong in practising yoga!
- Throughout the classes we use positive affirmations as ‘I can be myself’, ‘I am creative’ or ‘I am grateful’ to enhance a positive and growth mind-set.
- We seal the class with a relaxation. The children can grab a blanket, a cushion and make themselves comfortable. We listen to music, do a body scan or a short visualisation.
Yoga classes for primary-aged kids keen to find an after-school activity
These yoga classes will help kids stay healthy and chill out after an active day at school, and the moves might be challenging but your children will leave feeling more calm and centred and ready to face a new day.
TERM 4 – KIDS YOGA
What you need to know…
Improved strength. Better flexibility. A boost to balance and coordination. What’s not to love? The aim of yoga classes for kids at SA Wellness Centre is to nourish creativity and the instructors here do that with a combination of yoga postures, stories, music, games and dance that help young minds and bodies stay calm and focused.
- Day: Wednesday
- Time: 5:00
- Dates: 20 Oct 2021– 8th Dec 2021 (8 Classes)
- Ages: 7 – 12 years
- Cost: $96.00 full term or $18 casual class
We have a limited number of students to give the attention they deserve.
Bookings in advance are required.
Are you unsure if your kid will like it? Contact us to book a try out session call 8322 1788
Frequently Asked Questions
The full term is $96.00 (includes 8 classes)
Single Class $18
Trial classes are also available. For more information please email us at [email protected]
Where do I sign up?
Before you come into the class, you need to register your child. You can do so by calling us on 8322 1788 or you can also register online
I'm unsure if my kid will like the classes, can I book a trial class?
You are welcome to bring your kid to the first class and you don’t have to pay for the term if he or she doesn’t like it.
Trial classes are subject to availability.
What are the benefits of Yoga Classes for kids?
- Helps to develop body awareness and concentration.
- Develops muscle tone, strength, balance, and flexibility.
- Promotes self-esteem and a positive self-image.
- Provides tools for calming the mind, relaxation and experience stillness.
- Stimulates positive and creative thinking.
How can families benefit from yoga or their kids doing yoga?
Families can benefit from their children practicing yoga. We are in a new age where technology makes distraction very easy, especially to young minds. By practicing yoga, your child will be encouraged to be active and focus; specially in school. Yoga can help to better communicate feelings with family members and friends. The beauty of yoga is that every time you practice, you learn something about yourself and it challenges you to do better in your life.
My child has certain learning and/or physical needs can he/she do yoga?
As far as learning needs are concerned, everyone learns differently and at their own pace. Yoga is not a competition, it is a self-practice so as long as you give it your all, progress can be made. Another great thing about yoga is that it has many modifications for poses and props (yoga block, straps, folded blanket/towel, etc.) that act as support for any physical demands.