Meet the Yoginis
YogaKidsClub teaches yoga and mindfulness to children in schools and community settings in Cambridgeshire. Our classes combine breathing exercises, poses, and mindfulness exercises to help children become aware of their thoughts, behaviours and bodies, using games, songs and props we can make sure they have fun from start to finish! We are fully qualified Kids Yoga Instructors, hold enhanced DBS certificates and First Aid Qualifications, and have also undertaken Safeguarding and Prevent Training.
Christine says: I first did yoga when I was 4 or 5 years old and a fabulous lady came to our house in a battered VW van and taught me and my sisters – we always asked her to do the lion pose so she’d stick her tongue out and bulge her eyes! My enjoyment of yoga continued into adulthood as I found classes when at university, when I lived abroad in Holland (handy for learning the Dutch for parts of the body!) and when I settled in Cambridge. I did antenatal yoga through my three pregnancies and baby yoga with my children. However, the benefits of yoga for school-age children are not widely publicised. In a digital age where kids are plugged in so much, it is a real art for them to learn to switch off and actively relax. I really enjoy the kids piling into class after a busy school day and an hour later seeing them laying calmly on their mats! I am a qualified a SPY Kidz children’s yoga teacher and hold a Diploma in the Applied Use of Mindfulness for 7-11 year olds from the British Mindfulness Institute. I set up Yoga Kids Club to help more children access the peace and self-confidence that yoga brings. Namaste!
Amy says: I love working with kids! I was Young Leader at a Rainbow unit from the age of 16, and am now a fully warranted Adult Leader at my local Brownie unit. I'm a bit of a child at heart, and love to express my creative side in fun and crazy ways! I love to see children doing the same, and see them unplug from the vast array of technical distractions about nowadays. Yoga is a great way of teaching children about both their bodies and minds, but in such a great fun way that anyone can get involved with, from games and poses through to quiet time and guided meditation. There's something so wonderful about dancing and laughing with a group of children throughout the class but also being able to help them bring themselves down to a calm and quiet state. I've seen personally how mindfulness can help deal with the stresses of adult life and firmly believe that teaching children these techniques can really set them up well for adult life. As well as being qualified to teach children aged 3-14, I am also able to teach family yoga classes where everyone gets involved together, and watching the children become the teacher here is such a wonderful opportunity - hope to see some of you soon! ;)
We work with a network of other yoga teachers in and around the Cambridge area.