Children & Teenagers,
Families & Friends
Yoga for Children & Teens
Carol teaches yoga to children and teenagers, within organisations and schools and at wellness events. She is very experienced in leading mindfulness sessions for students and integrates developmentally appropriate practices into her young people’s yoga and mindfulness classes.
A series of yoga lessons revolves around a theme that is suited to the developmental age of the students. Themes for younger kids could be “people who help us” or “playing at yoga”; for 7 – 11 year olds, the body, nature, caring for each other; for teens, physical posture for daily life, acceptance, letting go of judging ourselves.
As a highly experienced educator, Carol plans each theme carefully, with multi-dimensional progression and variety to foster:
Focus and concentration
Ability to relax
Social skills & empathy
Creativity and imagination
The sessions include: Asana, use of the breath, calming relaxation and a selection of creative art, yoga sequencing, yoga games, music, stories, poetry, knowledge, meditation, yoga dance or tai chi. Students gradually internalise the wide range of experiences so that the connection between the young person’s in-class yoga practice and their daily lives, enables them to thrive.
Carol has taught many non-English language users so she will happily lead sessions that simultaneously strengthen children’s understanding of English within the calm setting of yoga. As a class teacher, she developed her expertise helping students with individual needs, including those on the autistic spectrum and with A.D.H.D., and she is particularly experienced in using yoga to enhance sensory integration.
For Carol, one of the most rewarding aspects in working with primary aged children has been guiding them in collaboratively creating their own asana sequences. This most wonderfully highlights the positive changes in students' concentration and physical abilities, and their enjoyment of yoga.
Yoga for Families & Friends
Family yoga develops calm, playful and loving connections as parents and children work in partnership. Yoga with friends is great fun, the atmosphere that is cultivated develops understanding and empathy as the students assist, relax and partner each other.
Carol leads sessions for family and friends yoga for all ages, from the very young through to older teenagers, either as a series of sessions, as part of a theme, through schools, organisations or private arrangement.
I love yoga because it’s my favourite after school activity.
I really like all the movements we make.
Sometimes they are hard,
but I get such a GREAT feeling
when I manage to do it.