If would like to get your child involved in yoga , please read this page in full for information
Children and young people under the age of 18 in class is not common but they are very welcome from the age of 11 upwards into any of the weekly adult classes. Please See below for entry requirements
There have been a few of long term children in attendance in the yoga school’s adult classes over the years, these children I remember so well – have gone on to embrace yoga as a productive and positive influence in their lives to this day.
Why should children practice yoga?
There are huge benefits for children from the regular practice of yoga. Whatever age we are we all suffer from a range of matters that affect us physically, mentally and emotionally, and this can be specific to our age.
As children it is often difficult to really understand the self and all the changes that are happening to us in all the previously mentioned areas. Children are undergoing many physical changes when they get to the early teenage years, this can lead to a host of issues for the body and emotions through hormonal changes. Children have far more pressure than they used to from school work and the demands to meet more targets. Also the social media world can play a significant role in adding to personal pressures of confidence and self image. Think back to when you were young… it’s often not all play and bliss it can be a confusing time
Over the entire course of our life we are constantly learning about the self, but hopefully we tend to get a little better at it the older we get. When yoga is taught to children it helps with so many areas to help children understand themselves better and feel more in control of their lives through understanding vital aspects of health, relaxation, Positive thought and self awareness, leading to more stable and balanced behaviour. I have personally seen transformative results in many children I have taught yoga to longer term. I have taught specialised children’s yoga across the ages from toddler to 6th form for over a decade until 2015 in many local schools. Although I no longer teach children directly I will always be very passionate about introducing the world of yoga to everyone at whatever age.
As these are Primarily Adult classes there is an upper age limit to when children can join which is 11 years of age upwards (secondary school age) . Children from this age are always sensible and blend perfectly fine into an adult class.
Children between the age of 11 and 15 must be accompanied by a Parent or Legal Guardian at all times in all classes – so parents you will have to come and enjoy the classes also. Practising yoga is a great way to build stronger bonds with your child.
Young people between the age of 16 and 17 are permitted without a parent or guardian but must have written parental consent (a form will be Emailed to a parent or Legal guardian for you to complete). As a parent you must call to talk to me before your child comes into classes to see how yoga can best help your individual Child’s needs and address any questions you may have. You are welcome to come along for an initial trial session with your child to get a feel for classes but unlike younger children do not have to come each week with them.
Children under the age of 18 cannot seek to attend classes directly and will be reverted to a Parent or Guardian.
Anyone under the age of 18 is a minor and I have a responsibility both to you as a parent to ensure that you are happy and know where your child is and what they are doing, and to myself that I operate within the parameters of the Law.