SATURDAY 15 JANUARY, 9.30AM – 11AM
AT THE YOGA BARN, SOUTH CAVE
£30 PER PAIR, 1 ADULT + 1 YOUNG PERSON (9-14 YEARs OLD)
The aim of this workshop is to teach children how to reduce stress and understand how to be calm and relaxed through yoga. It can help them improve their approach to academic learning and deal with exams. Yoga can give children tools and strategies to improve concentration and focus and help them cope with anxiety and stress-related issues.
Yoga can help children to navigate relationships with their peers, teachers and other students. By teaching children to value their instinctive/emotional brain we can bring about balance and help them develop a more creative approach and improve self-confidence. The current school system is very geared towards academic (left-brained) achievement and whilst this is important for passing exams, it is no good if not supported by emotional intelligence. Through yoga we can help children become more self-aware and able to understand, value and express their feelings and empathy towards other people.
The benefits of yoga to children:
Yoga encourages children to enjoy moving their bodies in a non-stressful and non-competitive atmosphere.
Yoga helps children develop an understanding and awareness of how their bodies move and breathe. With this awareness comes positive change, both in our knowledge of ourselves and in our understanding of others.
The quiet, focussed, unhurried nature of Yoga practice encourages qualities that assist children in coping with their busy and sometimes stressful lives.
Whilst being excellent for developing body awareness and co- ordination, yoga also gives children the tools to create their own relaxation techniques.
What will the workshop be like?
· The workshop will include mobilisation, poses, partner work with their parent/carer, mindfulness, and simple breath work. Guided relaxation, using meditation and techniques appropriate to children, will be a part of the workshop.
· The workshop is appropriate for 9-14 year olds with a parent/carer who will also take part in the workshop.
· There will be 6 pairs (12 people maximum) in the studio.
· The workshop will include a handout on useful techniques for home practice and the opportunity for discussion.
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