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Children's Yoga at Peacock Montessori

Inspiring movement and calm

Mentored by Melanie SharmanMentor summary: Harmonic development and growth with yoga
Organisation links:
Roots Activities
Ma Durga Yoga
Location address: Diss, IP21 4AD
Chosen age group:

For ages: 2 - 4 years

Available tickets:
Drop-in £6.75 per sessionTerm ticket £6.66/hr
Next date: Monday 28th Nov,

What we'll do

We are delighted to offer yoga classes to children from 2 to 4 years old within The Peacock Montessori Nursery. During our children’s yoga class, we explore yoga postures (asanas), which we link to animals or other elements of nature. We introduce children to the flow of the various poses that are linked to one another; a flow like practice through story telling, song and rhyme. We encourage them to take part in balancing exercises, helping to focus their minds and determination. Our balance path is a favourite and consists of stepping stars, yoga blocks, hedge hogs and sometimes a prickly mat. We will do breathing exercises designed to guide young children towards ‘breath awareness’ and how they can use this ‘superpower’ in class and in their daily lives. To close each class, we rest with a relaxation practice which allows children to find a way to conjure up inner peace and they learn basic meditation and visualisation techniques in a playful way. The whole practice may support ...

Melanie Sharman·Harmonic development and growth with yoga
I was lucky enough to have a wonderful Baby Yoga teacher George in our local children center and I enjoyed her classes with both of my little ones. I could experience how we engaged with one another in class through song and had a brief moment of calm at the end of each lesson. A class format that I was familiar with from my own adult classes. Whilst my 2 children are growing up, I see how much screen time they crave and how their interests are changing towards gaming and being entertained by devices. And at all ages we are all subject to increasing peer pressure, self-consciousness and insecurities. I was wondering how I could bring more balance to children's lives and really plant a seed that supports and nurtures development in our frantic world. And soon I realised that we are all in constant development, no matter our age and I quickly added adult classes for my own benefit as well as sharing the deeper experience of yoga with like minded practitioners. Being a keen yoga student for more than 20 years, I qualified as a Toddler & Pre-School Yoga Teacher with Amy Yoga in 2021. I've been teaching this age group since January 2022 and have enjoyed every moment of it! It is beautiful to witness how the young ones explore their bodies with the assistance of their parent or carer or through the encouragement of their peers in nursery/pre-school settings. It has taken one teaching lesson, that I realised I'd like to open up my teaching skills for children of all ages, including teenagers. I have completed the teaching yoga to children & teens course in July 2022 and will complete a teaching yoga to adults course in February 2023. Both are with the British Wheel of Yoga. I find their recognition within the UK educational sector is unique and their approach to embrace all traditions and facets of yoga the right fit for me. I found in Christiane Kerr (calm for kids), Kari Knight (yoga for people living with cancer) and Elaine Fletcher ( long term yoga and yoga teacher trainer) amazing resources of knowledge, compassion and support. The children and adults I have encountered in my classes this far, give me the confidence and confirmation that I am following my calling! My own family & friends are also a huge support of my work, studies and wider interest i.e. child psychology, mind sight and neuro-diversity which I'm studying in my own time to support my teaching. I hope that your children and yourself will find value in my teaching and that it may help with general life challenges along the way of school, work, relationships, friendships and kindness to oneself. Always carrying that light of yoga and being able to shine it where we need it. Let it be in our physical bodies, our mind to calm our thoughts, to gain clarity or to regulate our emotions.

Learning aims

To demonstrate yoga animals learned in class

What's provided

Equipment

Safety

Enhanced DBS

Risk Assessment

Public Liability Insurance

Safeguarding Training

First Aid Training

First Aid Kit

Coronavirus Safety Policy

Please note

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Where
we'll be

The Peacock Montessori Nursery, Old Bury Road, Diss, Suffolk, IP21 4AD

Pricing information

Ticket: Drop-in £6.75Ticket description: If you'd like your child to try yoga or are only able to commit on a drop-in basis
Ticket: Term ticket £6.66Ticket description: Each term runs for 5/6 weeks with the half terms of the Suffolk schools.

Pricing information

Cancellation

My experience consists of a leisure activity, on a specific date(s), and therefore the 14-day ‘cooling off period’ under the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 does not apply.

No refunds are given except in the case of a cancellation by the Mentor.


Cancellation


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