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Young Yogis, Mindful Mums (Y2M2)

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“He who has health has hope and he who has hope has everything.“

Arabian Proverb

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Young Yogis, Mindful mums was born in early 2020 after Mary had completed the 'Children Do Yoga' Teacher training Program with Jess Wingate in late 2019 (https://www.childrendoyoga.co.uk/)

The Qualification allows Mary to teach children's yoga classes to children aged between 3-12 years old.

Mary had always participated in adult Yoga classes and felt this was the next step in providing wellness to children as well as adults. A passion, stemmed from teaching in a Primary School for over 16 years, that has now become a reality.

First classes started in February 2020, and ran a 6 week course of lessons.

What happens in a Young Yogis, Mindful Mums yoga class?

Session includes some of the following based on age and ability;

  • Mat work
  • Learning new Yoga poses relating to animals
  • Practicing Yoga poses
  • Sanskrit
  • Positive thoughts
  • Sun salutation
  • Games
  • Partner work
  • Yoga circuits
  • Mindfulness activities
  • Stories
  • Breath work
  • Relaxation exercises
  • Savasanah
  • Namaste
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“The gift of learning to meditate is the greatest gift you can give yourself in this lifetime.“

Sogyal Rinpoche

For the sessions

Please make sure your child is dressed in appropriate clothing for yoga. They will be moving in and out of poses, so nothing restrictive.  They will need to have bare feet; when they come into class we call this “Tidy, Tidy” and they leave their shoes and shocks at the side of the room.  Please could they also bring a jumper/blanket for our final Savasanah at the end of the class – they need to feel comfortable and warm during this last part of the class.  A bottle of water is also required.

During the class

Parents to stay on-site in the designated area provided.  The class is a safe space for children so no-one apart from the participants will be allowed into the class.

Depending on venue capacity, there will be an opportunity to make tea and coffee on-site. If this applies we would ask that you please make sure you clean the area clean after you have used the facilities.

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Requirements

All parents/guardians need to fill out a booking form (including medical concerns and emergency contacts) and pay for a course of classes in advance.

Classes are split into age for session length, Ideally classes to be max 8 children

Yoga mat to be supplied by parents (unless otherwise stated)

Parental consent forms to be signed before any yoga instruction takes place.

Course dates are stated in the booking forms, and will run on consecutive weeks unless otherwise stated.

For the first session, participants are asked to arrive 15 minutes before the start time. This ensures all paperwork is collected and questions asked so the session can begin on time.

I ask that consent forms be signed for essential oils and photographs taken for marketing purposes.

Final note from Mary

I am really looking forward to teaching your child yoga – they will learn basic moves related to animals for easy recall; I use the ‘Children Do Yoga’ book written by Jessica Wingate and Dan Lish, which you can buy from Amazon if you would like to see the poses and teaching points.  We also focus on positivity and learn some breathing exercises and a little bit of Sanskrit, so it’s a great introduction to yoga and they will take away some useful tools for mindfulness.

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