Yoga 4 Kids & Relax Kids
Yoga 4 Kids
Yoga is a truly valuable skill that can be kept for life – let your child relax the body and mind from an early stage and allow them to learn to see life from a joyful perspective!
As well as focusing on building flexibility, balance, coordination and concentration abilities, this class helps to boost your child’s self-esteem and confidence, and will make them aware of that all-important mind-body connection.
Testimonials from Students
“Renate has worked wonders with us at our family yoga sessions.
She leaves us feeling calm, relaxed and mindful. She brings so much energy and enthusiasm to each lesson, we can’t wait for the next one!”
“Our son (aged 7) is hypermobile, which means that he is super bendy, with poor core strength. He has been attending Renate’s Yoga 4 Kids for around a year now and he absolutely loves her and the class. As well as loving it, his core strength has improved greatly, which means that he can now ride a bike and is super speedy on his scooter. A huge milestone. Thank-you Renate, you have enabled a positive change in Max’s life.”
“Thank you for an enjoyable yoga session during the Easter Holidays. My boys both had fun and picked up some new skills. My ten year old used the relaxation technique you demonstrated when he struggled to get to sleep recently and my four year old has been practicing his own ‘yoga moves’ at home! Let me know when you have sessions that would suit them, we will definitely consider regular classes.”
Having Renate come in to class has been something myself and the children have looked forward to each week. The children have improved their listening, turn taking and motor skills as a result of the yoga sessions and it has enabled me to take into consideration some of the ‘mindfulness’ aspects of the sessions into my own teaching practice. Her teaching style is very much child-led and it has enabled the pupils’ imagination to really develop, and their self-esteem has grown too as a result. Thank you, Renate!
Frequently asked questions
What should I wear to the yoga class?
It is best to wear loose fitting, comfortable clothes for the baby and yourself – nothing that restricts your movement or your breathing.
Yoga is practiced in bare feet.
You might like to bring socks and jumper/cardigan for extra warmth during the relaxation.
Do I need to have my own yoga mat?
If you have your own mat and you’d prefer to use it then you are welcome to do so. Proper yoga mats are much better than the general aerobic type that are liable to slip.
Mats are available to borrow and to buy at class.
For the relaxation you might find a small pillow useful.
Should I eat before coming to class?
Wherever possible please try not to eat a large meal for a few hours before you come to class – it is not terribly comfortable to have a full stomach while practicing.
Please bring water if you need it.
Do I need any previous yoga experience?
Yoga is not competitive!
It does not matter if you haven’t practiced before – everybody has his or her individual strengths and weaknesses to work with.
You will notice how your strength and flexibility increases after just a few sessions.
It is very important to listen to your body to only do what you feel you are capable of, and make sure to rest if you feel you need to.
Arrive at least 10 minutes before the class starts
Allow additional time if it is your first class
Turn off all electronic devices
This means anything that rings, dings or buzzes
Advise instructor of any injuries or health issues
If you have any injuries/medical conditions please make sure that I know before class and include relevant details on the sign-in sheet in the first class of the course.