The beauty of yoga is that its benefits are available to children of every age group. For younger children, yoga creates a framework for total body movement and gross motor development. Children moving towards their teens benefit from yoga by building on their gross motor skills, while taking on challenges in strength, agility, and endurance, as well as cooperation.
Yoga gives children the tools they need to tackle life's challenges. It teaches them critical techniques for self-health, inner fulfillment, and relaxation and may help them to handle the obstacles they will face in life.
YogaBellies Kidz ® offer two children’s yoga programs, aimed at the different stages of child development.
YogaBellies® Little Angels
Yoga & Massage for Toddlers
Our Little Angels sessions are aimed at babies aged 18 to 36 months and allow caregivers and toddlers to continue the bonding process through yoga and dry massage routines. The postures are all named after animals and nature which helps introduce toddlers to the wider world in a fun and playful way.
These sessions are an excellent way of developing a toddler’s motor skills, focus, breathing and relaxation. Yoga also enhances their cognitive ability through postures, games, stories and rhymes. In Little Angels sessions, we encourage freedom of movement and our motto is “the room is your yoga mat!” The sessions are designed around the minds and bodies of mobile babies.
A fantastical yoga journey for 3 to 11 year olds
YogaBelliesKidz is aimed at nursery and school children, aged 3 to 11 years old. YogaBelliesKidz sessions are written in line with the UK National Curriculum for Excellence and can see children journey through space, dive deep in the depths of the ocean, meet the Romans, meet exotic jungle animals and much, much more! These sessions are active and interactive with a typical session involving movement, music, mime and relaxation, instilling an early interest in personal health and wellbeing and teaching children to proactively deal with stressful situations in a positive way.
YogaBellies Kidz classes coming soon to Northern Ireland!
Starting January 2015!
Please welcome Tara to our YogaBellies family! Tara will be teaching our amazing YogaBellies Kidz classes in locations across Northern Ireland.
Get in touch with Tara on firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more information and to book a space.