In 2017, Leap and Learn have added weekly Yoga classes in our Toddler and Pre-School rooms. All classes are free of charge to parents.
Yoga at an early age encourages confidence and body awareness with a physical activity that is non-competitive.
Sally Gedny, Managing Director of Leap and Learn says: “Children absolutely love Yoga sessions. They practice balance postures to improve their concentration and a variety of different poses to develop their physical skills. Simple breathing exercises for mindfulness and a relaxation at the end ensure even the most energetic children get a few minutes of quiet time to unwind and calm themselves.”
What is yoga?
Yoga means “union.” Yoga is a balance between mind, body, and spirit. It’s a lifestyle that combines physical postures, breathing techniques, meditation, character education, positive affirmations, and service to others. Practicing yoga includes physical postures, but yoga is more than just bending and stretching.
What is children’s yoga?
Children’s yoga is a lot like yoga for adults, but it focuses more on creativity and incorporating movement into life than it does on practicing perfectly aligned poses. Children’s yoga encourages having fun while learning the basics of yoga. It’s spontaneous, light-hearted, and encouraging.
What are the benefits of yoga?
The benefits of yoga go beyond just exercise. It helps children develop awareness of their bodies and how they move. This improves motor skills and gives them an outlet for self-expression.
The principles of yoga also offer self-calming techniques, which are great when it’s time to relax or go to bed.
Can we practice yoga at home?
Yoga can have a very positive impact on many aspects of your child’s daily life. We encourage all of our families to carry on the practice at home and in order to help you do this we have produced a series of easy to follow guides that will give you all of the information you need.