Family yoga is a fun, flowing class for a parent and child.
The class makes use of partner poses and props in a non-competitive and stimulating environment. For children, behaviour improves as they learn to regulate their emotions. For parents, the classes encourage living in the moment more with their children, appreciating time together, letting go of any frustrations and focusing more on the little people inside. Through mindfulness, visualisation and relaxation techniques, children and parents also learn to calm their minds and relax, which can significantly help with bed time and sleeping patterns.
In this busy modern age, it is proving difficult for families to find quality down time together in between school, activities, work and other commitments – not to mention the constant distraction of TV and computers. A family yoga session has been proven to improve and grow the family dynamic and allow for a special bonding time. Families leave class feeling more attentive toward each other as communication improves and each member becomes more aware of the other’s needs.
Among the many benefits, family yoga:
- Promotes adaptability, confidence and excellent self-esteem;
- Alleviates anxiety and depression and reduces stress;
- Enhances flexibility, strength and increases muscle tone, motor skills and awareness of body;
- Teaches how to self-regulate emotions;
- Improves behaviour and sleeping patterns;
- Strengthens family bonds and improves communication.
The classes that we held at The Duke were always so well received and we have had so many enquires for family classes. Unfortunately, due to a lack of hall space, we have been unable to fulfil these interests. We have now decided to hold these classes during half term holidays from school.
So please pencil in your diaries Friday 22nd February @ Wanstead United Reformed Church.
We are going to hold 2 groups, under 5s and over 5s. We acknowledge that there may be siblings that want to be together and we can support this.
Times: 10:30am – 11:00am (under 5s)
11:15am – 12:00noon (over 5s)
Cost: £8.00 per adult and child, £2.50 per additional child. Payment on arrival.
Maxine , Emma and Nicola