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Stuston, Children's Yoga for ages 8-12

Movement, mindfulness & serenity in KS2 kids

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

For ages: 8 - 12 years

Available tickets:
half term ticket £7.50Drop-in £6 per session
Next date: None - message Mentor to express interest

What we'll do

Yoga for children aged 8-12 (KS2) involves yoga postures (asanas), which are usually taught in themed classes to offer the body movement and the mind a story line. The focus will regularly fall onto counter acting the effects of sitting for increasing periods of time and its effect on the body. This often means a softening of the neck and shoulder area, back and hips. Paying attention to the breath will be introduced and how we can move our bodies dynamically with the out-breath and the in-breath. We will move more dynamically in some postures (flow like practice) and slow down, calm down as a result. Balancing postures will help to sharpen focus and concentration and build core strength and determination. Each class will have at least one yoga pose that explores the child’s balancing skills. Yoga games will often be part of a class and are either group games or involve pairs. The focus of the games varies from balancing, breath awareness, posture practice and relaxation. To close ...

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

The learner will experience calm derived from relaxation, mindful exercises or breathing and can recall the most helpful to them.

What's provided



Enhanced DBS

Risk Assessment

Public Liability Insurance

Safeguarding Training

First Aid Training

First Aid Kit

Smoke Detector

Coronavirus Safety Policy

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we'll be

Roots Activities, Old Bury Road, Stuston, Suffolk, IP21 4AD

Pricing information

Ticket: half term ticket £7.50Ticket description: Term commitment at the discounted rate of £5.63 per session
Ticket: Drop-in £6Ticket description: Drop-in for a 45-minute class

Pricing information


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.

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