Erika calls on the group and individual creativity of students to create an atmosphere of togetherness, kindness, respect and inclusiveness.A Mindfulness program specifically designed for children by ‘Mindful Schools’ is included in each class.
The Mindfulness program and guided relaxation at the end of each class are the quiet and more serious components, and are often where we find the peaceful moments. At times these moments that the class share are deeply peaceful. These classes are inclusive of all children, and I teach to see the gold in all of them.
Mindfulness practices are helpful specifically for improving concentration skills and self-regulation (impulse control and emotional regulation). Yoga assists to balance and optimise children’s nervous systems, provide tools for self-calming and build breathing and relaxation skills.
LOCATION Moore Street Yoga Room, Austinmer
DAY/TIME: Wednesdays 4-5pm
COST: $130/8 week term
These sessions are not about having any level of flexibility, strength or fitness; they are about connection and playfulness, breathing and peaceful moments.
These sessions are a wonderful way for parents who already love yoga to share their experience of yoga with their child or children. These sessions are also fantastic for parents who would like to try yoga out and are curious about doing it with their family, or who would like to get in a little bit of yoga – with their children. For parents who are wondering how their children might enjoy or benefit from yoga or mindfulness, or whose child is asking to do it, these sessions are a great opportunity if you’d like to join them.
Join us for a fun session of family yoga and mindfulness, and enjoy yoga time together with one or all of your family. All ages 0 and up are most welcome. Children aged 3 years and up generally engage in these sessions more readily than toddlers.
I asked John if he wants to come to your yoga and mindfulness class again next term and got a resounding yes from him.
Thank you very much for your great work with our children. John had us all, including his 2 brothers trying some of his yoga moves a few nights ago, none of us could do them and very impressed with him. He's loving it.
My daughter Zoe absolutely loves Erika's yoga class.
I have noticed that over time she has learnt to self regulate her emotions a lot quicker and recognise when her feelings are hurtful to someone else.
Erika is an incredibly warm and nurturing yoga teacher.
My three children have participated in Erika's children's yoga classes for the past 4 years and have thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I believe they have benefitted on a physical, mental and emotional level from their guided yoga practice. I would heartily recommend this class to any parent wanting to introduce their child to yoga!