The children at Benenden Pre-School have been enjoying their Yoga sessions brought to them by Hayley Sanderson of Namaste Kids.Hayley interacted well with the children using age-appropriate material remembering all their names, and constructing her sessions around fantastic stories that interest children. Hayley also introduced activities that would challenge the children more, such as I’m a little tea pot, and if they struggled she would find a way to support them, thus helping with children’s confidence in a new activity. The children benefit in their physical development from Hayley’s yoga sessions by trying out different movements, and in terms of communication by listening to and following instructions.

– Supervisor Benenden Preschool.

Below are some more quotes received from the children & parents about their yoga session.

Ava: “I like lying on the mat ”

Rowan: “I like saying Namaste and joining my hands”

“My daughter loves Hayley’s yoga classes. Down time, learning inner calm and soothing techniques is invaluable. Can highly recommend this class.” –  Mother to A. age 7

“Hayley’s yoga classes have been a big hit with my son. He has higher functioning autism and we have used the breathing technique learnt in class on a daily basis. Highly recommended.”  – Mother  to N. age 10

“Namaste Kids yoga is fab for my daughter. I really like the nice chill out period Namaste Kids provides in a hectic week, giving her the opportunity for exercise which isn’t frantic. She comes home and tells me how much she has enjoyed the class and shows me the exercises she has learnt.” – Mother to F. age 9

“My daughter goes to weekly term-time classes which are based around yoga poses, stretching and relaxing but with a focus on fun too. She absolutely loves it and all the children get on really well.  The poses have animal names and her favourite part is the relaxation where children lie in a circle on their mats with lavender bags on their eyes. Clara is a normal 5 year old who can’t sit still but really looks forward to her classes with Hayley each week. ” – mother to C. age 5

“My girls love the games and the relaxation. Hayley makes yoga fun and they are certainly more flexible and grounded. Hayley is very peaceful and i have complete trust in leaving my kids with her.” – mother to C. & J. ages 9 & 8

“My daughter absolutely loves her tots yoga class, highly recommended to anybody with energetic toddlers, they learn to listen and to follow instruction, to be kind and calm.” – Mother to E age 4.

“Both my children love going to yoga Hayley really interacts with the children. I would highly recommend her classes. My children are more relaxed happy children and often use the techniques at home. A fun active class that will keep your children entertained.” 5* – Mother to R age 6 & M age 10.

“My daughter loves Namaste Kids and is always talking about the stories and moves they have done that week. I have found the breathing techniques great when she’s having a meltdown and seems to help calm her. Also the being calm and listening to instructions is great learning ready for school. I cannot recommend the yoga tots classes enough. Thank you Hayley! 5* – Mother to L age 3.