Kalma Junior yoga 4-12 years
Our children today are now starting face just as many emotional, mental, spiritual and physical challenges in their lives as an adult would. Children face pressures in school such as homework, pressure to compete with others (sport and academically) endless activities after school, over scheduling and poor nutrition. All of which are contributing factors towards stress in their lives. Teaching junior yoga can help develop better body awareness, self-control, flexibility and coordination. The skills in which they inherit from junior yoga can also be applied in to their daily routines and school work. During a typical Kalma Junior class children can enjoy a variety of safe postures, and to look after their bodies in a fun and innovative manner. We promote participation of each child by introducing children to yoga games and partner work which encourages team work whilst developing coordination and creative thinking. In a typical session of 45 or 60 minutes we bring together a series of stretches, back arches, twists, balances, breathing and relaxation. All of which help strengthen and support children, physically and mentally. They build-up confidence and concentration and also help them to sleep better. Age groups are split 4-7 years and 8-12 years, privately we teach 10-16 children in a class and in schools 20-30 children depending on room sizes and age group. Junior Yoga Classes are led without parents present (can be discussed in circumstances).