New Term….

Welcome to September, back to school and back to yoga.
September can be a stressful time for children, starting new schools or going into a new class with a brand new teacher so why not try a little yoga to help keep them calm. We have a new term starting week 11th Sept and as well as having tons of fun in class I do teach them handy tips for calming anxiety and helping them to relax. Here are a couple of things you can remind your yogis to do:

1. Belly Breathing – hands on tummy and breathe in slowly through the nose sending the air down into the tummy – they feel their tummy push against their hands and then slowly breathe back out through the nose and the tummy goes back down. Once the get the sensation of the air filling the tummy they won’t need to use their hands and they can do tummy breathing anytime & anywhere they feel anxious, worried or tense.

2. Mini Meditation – to calm the mind and help improve concentration. If they can sit cross legs on the floor then great but if they can’t it can be done on a chair. Close the eyes if able, if not focus on something in their eye line but look through it rather than at it. Then focus on touching each finger to the thumb while saying the magic mediation words – Peace begins with me – in class we say this out loud but if they are in a classroom they can just say it in their head at least 5/6 times. As the mind is concentrating on the fingers and the words it gives the brain a chance to settle and the crazy monkey mind stops jumping from thought to thought.

For more help and ideas why not book your child in for a FREE trial class.
Mondays 0930 for Child & Parent 2-5yrs Sutton Valance
Tuesdays 1600 for Kids 5-10yrs Benenden Village Hall
E:mail Hayley@namastekids.co.uk

Family Yoga – success!

Thank you to all that came along to Family Yoga held on 19th June. It was a fun & lively session and great to see so many new faces and lots of my current yogis with their parents. We did yoga together to raise money for little Eliana from Staplehurst who needs a life changing operation unavailable on the NHS – details of the charity can be found on this website –  http://www.elianaswishtorun.co.uk/

I am pleased to say we managed to raise £720 this amount includes some kind donations from people unable to come along to the session.

We currently have three ways you can donate if you would like to:

Just4children is a registered charity in the UK which helps individual families wih sick and disabled children raise money for life-changing treatment. UK taxpayers can boost donations with gift aid. http://just4children.org/children-helped-2016/elianas-wish-to-run/

 Registered charity in England and Wales – Number: 1164473 /Registered in Scotland: SCO46157

 TEXT ELIA01 £5 or ELIA01 £10 to 70070 

Go Fund Me is a crowd funding platform – https://www.gofundme.com/uercqy4k

Thank you to Benenden Village Hall who kindly donated the hall for free and to the following companies for donating prizes for a raffle – Turning Headz Hairdressers, Alfie & Daisy Toy Shop Cranbrook, Spice in Cranbrook, Maisie K in Cranbrook, Tescos in Tenterden, The Redmanye Family & My children.

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First ever blog…welcome…

Welcome Yogi’s to my new improved website and my first ever blog. I will be keeping you updated with lots of kid’s yoga information, advice and fun poses to do at home as well as news on classes and what your little yogi’s are getting up to.

NEWS: Sunday 19th June FAMILY YOGA 10am Benenden Village Hall – I am holding a family yoga session so bring along the sisters, brothers, Dad, Mum, Nanny’s….everybody is welcome and we will have a fun yoga class together. I will be asking for donations (a suggestion being £10 per family but anything you can give is welcome) and every penny will be donated to http://www.elianaswishtorun.co.uk/ charity.

Eliana is a gorgeous 2 year old from Staplehurst who needs a life changing operation so as she grows she will be able to run & play with her friends unfortunately this op is not available on the NHS so her family are trying to raise the funds to give Eliana the best chance to fulfil her potential.

Booking is recommended but not essential, come along and after all your hard work you will be rewarded with free refreshments.

CLASS INFO: Week 28th May is half term so Namaste Kids is closed for 1 week and classes will restart Monday 4th June.

UPDATES: Namaste Teens -My training course is all booked for August so I will be starting a class in September, if anyone has any suggestions what times & places would work for their teen please do let me know by emailing info@namastekids.co.uk