Did you know yoga is not just for adults? There are now Yoga classes for kids! According to local yoga instructor, Shannon Herps of Little Lotus Studio, the popularity of kid’s yoga is on the rise, children as young as 5 now attending health and wellbeing classes. “ With kids yoga, it’s important to keep the children engaged. Each week has a different focus, with themes covered including coping with emotions, resilience, compassion and gratitude. As well as light-hearted topics such as trips to the beach, going camping and other imaginative adventures. In our classes we play games, move our bodies through yoga poses, read books and at the end of every class, relax” explains Shannon.
We host Shannon at PELC every Thursday afternoon in the school terms. Shannon is a trained high school educator, having taught in local schools for over 17 years. Her love of yoga grew as she discovered how it reduced her stress and gave her much needed ‘me time’ and decided to pursue the teaching qualifications to be able to share her love and passion for yoga. Shannon then completed additional Kids Yoga teaching qualifications to bring more yoga into classrooms and early learning centres. She teaches yoga classes for adults at local gyms and yoga studios as well as teaching children at primary schools and high schools. Her favourite pose is Tree. To follow her adventures on facebook.