Coming from a mental health background I became interested in the body and mind. I wanted to be able to make a contribution to the health of others. After my Mental Health Qualification, and working in the NHS / Voluntary Sector, my next aims were to gain qualifications in alternative therapies. I then studied to become a Reflexologist and Indian Head masseuse.
To continue with my personal development of health and well-being, I registered for a Yoga Teacher training course in 2011. My love for yoga came from my own practice over many years, and this inspired me to become a yoga instructor, so I could share the many gifts and benefits of yoga with others. I ran some smaller classes as a student Yoga Teacher in 2012, and since then have been running classes since I qualified in 2013.
I have completed further training so I can offer yoga to almost any age group and completed my Kids and Teens Yoga in 2014.
In 2017 I completed level 1 Teach children Meditation. The course consisted of:
> Understanding how stress affects the mind, body and emotions
> Learn how meditation can be a powerful antidote to stress and anxiety for all ages.
> Learn how to create meditation scripts for any age/ability of child/teen
> Develop your confidence in delivering meditations to children
> Understand the differences between meditation and mindfulness
> Learn to tune in to your child’s needs so you can deliver the most healing meditations for children/teens
> Learn how to set up a meditation space suitable for children (from toddlers + to teens)
> Understand the differences in teaching children meditation of different ages
Yoga for children is more than just teaching Yoga, its offering a range of holistic activities and experiences to create a substantial foundation for young people. In an over – stimulated world that is moving very quickly and where children are growing up faster than ever are Yoga, relaxation, and meditation are vital in providing a place of calm, balance, and creating a healthy body in which to grow.
In teaching children Yoga, we can use a holistic heart-based approach to uphold, support, inspire and motivate children.
> stretches and strengthens the growing bodies, maintain and increases flexibility, develops co-ordination, balance and good posture.
> Is non-competitive, teaches non-judgement towards self and others.
> Great for fun, focus, concentration, stillness, calm.
> Develops heathy lungs, brings awareness to the breath.
> Teaches self-management – building up resilience and managing emotions.
> Reduces stress and anxiety.
Games and partner work > Interactive – building confidence, self -esteem, and social skills.
Provides opportunities for creative thinking, problem solving, and fun
Relaxation and Visualisation
Adult Yoga class: Wednesdays, 1-2pm
Children and Parent class (age 3-6): Friday, 1.30pm – 2.30pm
Children and Parent class (age 7-10): Saturday, 12.30-1.30pm
(£5.50 per child)