Ensuring yoga is accessible to children is more vital today to counter stress and anxiety and poor postural habits. It is a positive balance to those actively engaged in sport, including gymnastics and dance as well as suitable as an alternative for those who aren’t very physically active. Yoga for children and teenagers helps develop flexibility, strength, stamina and self confidence as well as a quieter mind.
I have enjoyed teaching children since 2013 and teach a variety of regular classes during term time: teenagers at Northfields Community Centre and at triyoga Ealing and classes for children in a local primary school. Children are generally very transparent and open through their behaviour and mood and telling you exactly how they feel. It has been very rewarding to see their progress and receptiveness during classes and sharing their experiences at the end of the class. Some have told me ‘I feel like an angel’ or ‘I feel like a newborn baby’.
I teach occasional holiday workshops, including aimed at teenagers approaching exams.