Children’s yoga is specially designed for children and is also adapted and refined to suit their different ages, abilities, and levels of energy and pace.
But most of all it’s a lot of FUN!
The class begins with the calming sound of the singing bowl.
The next thing is jumping, tapping and singing to transition into the magical world of yoga. Then we continue with breathing exercises, BEE BREATH. What can be more relaxing than buzzing like a little bee, there are many more...
Time to WARM UP with, for example a RAINBOW STRETCH; it’s like painting a rainbow over your head! Or we may salute the sun!
After that we dive into THE STORY, connecting yoga poses to make up a story; it could be any theme and even connected to the curriculum.
Then we hop to CALM ZONE where you can be a turtle, fish, a comet, a rocket…so many yoga poses to chose from to relax after the exciting venture.
RELAXATION TIME time is another adventure where we head into the endless world of the IMAGINATION! You can swim with whales, or fly into space, or pretend to grow like a tree, or even have a mud bath like Hippo.
Then we do more breathing and finish with a positive affirmation, we which we call HAPPY WORDS!
There is even more which can be included in your yoga class with PARTNER POSES. (a definite children’s favourite)
YOGA GAMES, singing and dancing, CIRCLE TIME, and then there are ARTS and CRAFTS TOO.
Suitable for PE, classroom, afterschool clubs, and breakfast clubs, yoga is for everyone!
There are so many benefits:
Children’s yoga has many medically proven and powerful benefits:
Develop concentration, bring calm, and build self-esteem.
Build co-ordination and strength.
Calm the nervous system and stimulate the immune system to foster strong and healthy bodies.
Create a healthy awareness of the body and a connection with the natural world.
Yoga enables children to slow down in today's fast world. With the busyness of day-to-day life, it can come as a surprise to children how enjoyable yoga meditation is when ‘everything stops’, enabling children to feel calm.
Mindfulness and meditation are accessible and fun!
Creative visualization exercises tap into young children’s innate imagination, facilitating a deeper understanding of their emotions and developing confidence and resilience.
Yoga at Schools
Schools are vital and essential for establishing healthy lifestyles from an early age. Yoga at schools can have a brilliant and positive impact, helping children feel more calm, focused and creative.
Snezana is a wonderful yoga teacher and her enthusiasm is infectious! Watching her successfully engage a whole class of primary school children while teaching breathing and relaxation techniques has been amazing.
Kind, helpful and professional, Snezana has guided classes through a variety of yoga poses while encouraging the children to have fun with their friends. She is also incredibly patient, especially when the class all want to show her what they can do at the same time!
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her.
Ranjit Rai (Primary School Teacher, Oakfield First School, Windsor)
Snezana has been teaching in afterschool yoga clubs at Dedworth Middle School with years 5 and 6 for three terms.
The children love learning yoga poses and breathing exercises. The sessions are lots of fun and they particularly enjoy the 'partner poses' and the 'yoga games'.
Snezana has built a great relationship with the pupils who have attended which has seen the club go from strength to strength.
Yoga is beneficial to children, helping them learn how to control their emotions, calm themselves down, and to learn how to have a 'quiet time' and this has benefitted the pupils at our school.
Matt Lewis (Head of PE Dedworth Middle School, Windsor)
“Snezana has been teaching in afterschool yoga clubs at Trevelyan Middle School for years 5-8. Snezana is a very passionate and enthusiastic yoga teacher. The children love going to these yoga and mindfulness sessions, they enjoy learning new yoga poses and spending time with their friends as they learn about relaxation and meditation.
Jessica Johnson (PE Teacher Trevelyan Middle School, Windsor)
A fantastic kid's yoga session at our holiday club in Eton End. It was fun as well as relaxing and I will definitely have Snezana back again!
Meetel Prajapati (Fun Fest Holiday Club)
Today the children and staff had a relaxing morning with Happy Panda Children's Yoga.
Excellent mindfulness for children…easy story and prompts. Wonderful storyteller, kept the children engaged and they loved the gong at the end. The children also learned about their flexibility too. A new experience for most of them in a long while. Very gentle instructor, Snezana relaxed the children and prepared them well.
Charmaine Wattley (Manager, Arc Preschool, Slough)
Thank you so much of coming, Happy Panda Children’s Yoga. The children and staff really enjoyed the visit and the ‘Yaks Can Do Yoga!’ story. Amazing!
Amy Chana Chahal (Principal, Little Footsteps Day Nursery, Acton)