Start them early….Yoga for children.

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“If every 8 year old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation” Dalai Lama

Yoga is a moving meditation, and what better way to teach children the values of meditation through the fun and vitality of a yoga practice? Having thought about it for a while and having many many enquiries, I am finally completing my Kids Yoga Teacher Training with Rainbow Kids Yoga in London in April. I attended a workshop with the group leader Cayetana a couple of years ago and within just one half an hour session I was massively inspired….we had travelled to Mexico, flew on a plane, swam in the sea, and created a human domino set….all working together in harmony.

I cannot wait to bring yoga to the children of Coventry. I will be teaching children within age groups from 18 months – 18 years. Some of these sessions will involve parents/families and some will be with the kids alone. I play yoga games with my own daughter Mae (4 years old) at home, and as parents you will know that your child will probably do yoga without even realising it! Mae can be bought to calm and quiet simply by sitting still and quiet like a frog and is quite receptive to the quieter aspects of the practice…quite remarkable for a natural livewire (and providing some lovely peace and quiet for you!).

My yoga training will include teaching yoga to children with special educational needs and will provide parents a much needed respite or tools to help their children cope with the demands of life. I fully believe that yoga for children should be in every school and part of the curriculum! Our emotional and physical wellbeing as children affect our ability to learn, enable us to make decisions for ourselves, care for ourselves and others and to have an interest in the wider society and environment.

Classes for preschool age will involve a family member and for school age the classes will be for children only. I will arrange the sessions into age groupings to make the classes age appropriate and to make the kids feel comfortable. Sessions are likely to last 45 minutes long and will start in the May school holidays. There will be absolutely no need for experience! My classes aim to be accessible for all!

WORKSHOPS WILL COMMENCE WEEK BEGINNING 25th MAY 2015. VENUE AND AGE GROUPINGS TBC. Contact me to find out more

Photographs by Nina Freeman Photography

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Restorative Yoga Workshop

I’m conducting my 1st 100% Restorative Yoga Workshop on Saturday 17th January. I’m promising breathing techniques, meditations and restorative yoga postures to see you through the stresses of life. The workshop is fully booked for this month, but I’m planning the same workshop for March. If you would be interested, please let me know as I’ve filled half the spaces already! (class limited to 8). There’s no need to be fit, flexible or have a fancy yoga wardrobe…all are welcome and you are sure to feel AMAZING afterwards. As one of my students recently said “better than a massage”

Workshop will be held at Serene Mind and Body, 93 Spon End, Coventry CV1 3HF and will cost £25 for a 3-hour Saturday afternoon session. Date and time TBC.

Until then, add these postures below for daily relief from stress and aches and pains.

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Happy New Year Yoga!

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

 

I hope you’ve all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year and are ready to get back into your yoga routine, or perhaps you’d like to try out yoga, having never done it before?! Either way there are lots of options for you in my new timetable.

Saturday (returns 3 January)

Yoga , all levels. Energetic flowing style, 10-11am at Artspace, 16 Lower Holyhead Road, off Spon St, CV1 3AU

£6 drop in

Saturday (returns 3 January)

Pregnancy Yoga, for ladies from 14 weeks, 11-12.30pm at Artspace

£10 drop in or £30 for 4 classes

Monday (returns 5 January) 

Restorative Yoga, for the tired and weary, 7-8pm at Serene Mind and Body, 93 Spon End, CV1 3HF

£24 for 4 consecutive classes, booking essential

Wednesday (returns 7 January)  

Pregnancy Yoga, for ladies from 14 weeks 6.30-7.25pm at Koco Community Centre, 15 The Arches Industrial Estate, CV1 3JQ

£35 for 5 classes or £8 drop in

Wednesday (returns 7 January)

Beginners Slow Flow Yoga, for complete beginners 7.30-8.30pm at Koco Community Centre

£6 drop in

 

 

 

Yoga Gift Vouchers

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Do you have a friend who needs a treat…? Someone in need of some self care and would benefit from the gift of yoga? I now have gift vouchers available from £6 for a single class up to £40 for an hour and a half of one-to-one yoga. Beautifully packaged in an origami lotus flower and includes free delivery.

Choices include:

£6 1 x class

£12 2 x classes

£18 3 x classes

£24 4 x classes

£30 6 x classes (includes one free class!)

£30 one-to-one voucher, one hour

£40 one-to-one voucher, one hour and a half

Would you like to buy one?

Step one: pick a lotus flower colour…blue flower, red flower, yellow or green geometric

Step two: pick a voucher…from £6 to £40 (see choices above)

Classes exclude sessions at Fargo and Pregnancy and Postnatal.

Contact me to now to buy your voucher. Thank you!

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Autumn/Winter class timetable

There’s some changes to my timetable. From Monday 3rd November there will be a lovely new mum and baby postnatal yoga class at the gorgeous Little Sunflowers sensory play centre in Kenilworth, every week 10-11am. Booking is essential as spaces are limited, £24 for 4 consecutive sessions. Sadly I’ve had to cancel the Friday postnatal class at Tesco Arena in Coventry.

The Wednesday night classes have begun at my new venue….NEW Pregnancy Yoga 6.30-7.25pm and Beginners Slow Flow Yoga 7.30-8.25pm at Koco Community Centre. See classes page for details.

I now have a lunchtime class at the fabulous Fargo, 12-1pm every Thursday lunchtime in the Allsorts space (Unit 10), this is open to all and is only £4.

See you on the mat very soon!

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New Pregnancy Yoga Class in Coventry!

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Due to demand I will be teaching a new midweek pregnancy yoga class  on Wednesday evenings at Koco Community Centre CV1 3JQ 6.30-7.30pm starting on 15th October. The space is lovely, perfect for a candlelit vibe as we get into Autumn. There’s free parking and is not far off the ringroad in Spon End so close to Chapelfields/Earlsdon.

Classes will be £8 drop in or £35 for 5 sessions. To book your place or to find out more check out more on the link below

https://balanceyogacoventry.com/pregnancy-yoga/