This programme has grown as our YogaBellies teachers children have grown, with our babies now at nursery and school, and encompasses all the things that this age group love in a super duper yoga class…

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 class 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. YogaBelliesKidz sessions are typically 40 to 60 minutes long.

Who are these classes for?

YogaBelliesKidz yoga takes children age 3-12 years on a fantastical journey through the universe!

Why should my kids attend this class?

We all know that yoga has benefits beyond the physical alone and that if you’re a yoga enthusiast, you’re likely to be in the fittest of both physical and mental health. But how many of us think of the benefits that this ancient eastern art holds for kids? When it comes to health and fitness for children, we focus on sport and outdoor play rather than think of exercising at the gym or following a workout routine. But another form of exercise that offers them various advantages is yoga, a fact that is not as well known as it should be.

Yoga helps children by:

  • Enhancing concentration: When your child gets used to the asanas or postures of yoga, they automatically improve their concentration skills. Ancient sages used yoga as a form of meditation, and their powers of concentration are legendary. Your child learns how to sit still in one place and focus on what’s important as opposed to letting their mind wander and be distracted easily. This helps them in their lessons and at school, boosts their attention span and improves their grades.
  • Increasing flexibility and balance: Yoga helps improve flexibility and balance and tones their muscles too. It makes them stronger and less likely to suffer sprains and fractures through accidental falls.
  • Improving general well-being: Kids who practice yoga regularly feel good about themselves and are healthier and happier than those who don’t. They feel both mentally and physically rejuvenated after a yoga session and this improves their mental and physical health.
  • Boosting confidence: When your child is able to display great agility and flexibility, it does wonders for their confidence. Their improved performance at school also helps boost their popularity and their self assurance. They become more poised and start to believe in their abilities. This feeling provides them with the adrenaline they need to achieve success in all their endeavors.
  • Relaxing their minds: Even kids are subject to a great deal of stress these days because of their workload at school and the high expectations that their parents have for them. They are pushed to be achievers at every single point of their lives, and when they fail, they take it to heart and become depressed. Yoga helps them relax and de-stress when they feel upset or depressed. It soothes their frayed minds and helps them get back to a normal mental state.

Children are more flexible and agile than adults, so the earlier you get kids started on to yoga, the more benefits they gain.

 

YogaBellieskidz Kalm

YogaBelliesKidz Kalm is a series of 5 steps from guided meditation to bringing awareness back to the mind and using their new energy in a creative way. Essentially, children are taught to clear their minds and create a new, calmer sense of awareness through a series of steps.

We use tried and tested, practical methods of calming children and provide you with the training to do this.

Charming little girl is smiling while doing yoga at home

Who are these classes for?

Children age 3-12 years. 

 

Why should my kid attend this class?

We believe that good mental practices lead to improved behaviour and mental health in the long run. This is why we encourage meditation practices for children. 

Here’s what it can do for your kid… 

  • Stress is the main cause of challenging behaviour. When stress is released through our YogaBelliesKidz Kalm classes, children experience the best of themselves. Meditation creates a ‘feel good’ effect and helps to create a positive outlook on life.
  • Meditation has been scientifically proven to increase immunity. In Holland, people are given cheaper health insurance if they practise meditation! Yoga helps to tone the muscles of the body so reducing the chance of childhood obesity and stress related behavioural problems.
  • Our exercises aim to induce a state of ’relaxed alertness’ – the optimum frame of mind for easy learning and memory retention (also known as ‘the alpha state’ or ‘the zone’). YogaBelliesKidz Kalm classes encourage the creation of new neural pathways and connections between the two hemispheres of the brain. In layman’s terms, we reach the parts other activities cannot reach! Meditation improves concentration and memory skills.

YogaBelliesKidz Pre-Teen

Who are these classes for?

For those tricky pre-teen years for ages 9-12 years.

 

Why should my kid attend this class?

  • Enhancing concentration: When your child gets used to the asanas or postures of yoga, they automatically improve their concentration skills. Ancient sages used yoga as a form of meditation, and their powers of concentration are legendary. Your child learns how to sit still in one place and focus on what’s important as opposed to letting their mind wander and be distracted easily. This helps them in their lessons and at school, boosts their attention span and improves their grades.
  • Increasing flexibility and balance: Yoga helps improve flexibility and balance and tones their muscles too. It makes them stronger and less likely to suffer sprains and fractures through accidental falls.
  • Improving general well-being: Kids who practice yoga regularly feel good about themselves and are healthier and happier than those who don’t. They feel both mentally and physically rejuvenated after a yoga session and this improves their mental and physical health.
  • Boosting confidence: When your child is able to display great agility and flexibility, it does wonders for their confidence. Their improved performance at school also helps boost their popularity and their self assurance. They become more poised and start to believe in their abilities. This feeling provides them with the adrenaline they need to achieve success in all their endeavors.
  • Relaxing their minds: Even kids are subject to a great deal of stress these days because of their workload at school and the high expectations that their parents have for them. They are pushed to be achievers at every single point of their lives, and when they fail, they take it to heart and become depressed. Yoga helps them relax and de-stress when they feel upset or depressed. It soothes their frayed minds and helps them get back to a normal mental state.

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Schools and Nurseries

How do I get YogaBelliesKidz in my school?

If you are a teacher, administrator, principal or parent, please contact us today to learn how your school can benefit from yoga! The first class session is always FREE! Remember that our programmes are written in line with the National Curriculum for Excellence meaning that our yoga classes enable your children to imagine, visualise and actively participate in what they are learning.

YogaBelliesKidz After School Clubs

Due to the overwhelming response and positive feedback we receive from our in class visits, YogaBellies Kids are excited to offer our after school yoga program. We also have literature available to help promote the club in your school.

YogaBelliesKidz PE Classes

YogaBelliesKidz is a great option for a P.E. class in schools as all children can take part it and enjoy all of the benefits of, without even knowing! We can tailor the class plans to suit your school by using key text from the curriculum.

YogaBelliesKidz in Nurseries

In their busy little worlds, children often find it difficult to switch off and take time out. Their brains are active and they are subject to all sorts of stimuli and as a result can become difficult to calm down. This makes for a very difficult teaching environment. To combat this, YogaBellies®Kidz has created a Kalm Meditation toolkit to help you in your classrooms.

What is YogaBellies®Kidz Kalm Meditation?

It is a series of 5 steps from guided meditation to bringing awareness back to the mind and using their new energy in a creative way. Essentially, children are taught to clear their minds and create a new, calmer sense of awareness through a series of steps.
We use tried and tested, practical methods of calming children and provide you with the training to do this.

YogaBelliesKidz Kalm for Schools and Nurseries

YogaBellies Little Angels and YogaBelliesKidz provide a dynamic class experience for nursery school students from ages 18 months to 5 years. The class incorporates: dramatic play, music, stretching, art and relaxation. Please contact us today for a FREE trial in your nursery school.

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