Yoga

Want to practice yoga? Practicing yoga has many benefits for children: it reduces stress, helps them become more aware of their bodies and feel good about themselves. It is mainly based on playful imagery, exploration of the senses and visualizations.

Nursery

With Chloé:

Thursday, 15h10 – 16h10

Primary

With  Elena:

P1-P2 : Friday, 14h – 15h

 

With Chloé:

P3-P5 : Monday, 15h10 – 16h10

P3-P5 : Friday, 15h10 – 16h10

With Nadia

1st semester

The objective of the first semester is to introduce the very young to the practice of yoga, with a focus on relaxation. Yoga, from a very young age, brings many benefits to the body and mind of those who practice it.

During each session, a theme (the alphabet, nature, shapes, the ocean, the farm, the garden, magic, etc…) or an intention (listening, building self-confidence, developing memory, strengthening team spirit, improving balance…) will be favoured and will guide the children throughout the activity.

2nd semester

The objective of the second half of the year is to integrate a collaborative approach into practice.

The sessions are similar to those held in the first half of the year. Nevertheless, yoga postures to be performed by several people are proposed and the children are introduced to the sun salutation, which is a series of postures. Activities related to mindfulness are also added.

With Olena

1st semester

The objective of the first semester is to introduce yoga and present the basic postures (asana). Special attention is paid to creating a fun, cooperative and playful atmosphere.

During the first semester, children are taught what yoga is and the benefits that its practice can bring to their minds and bodies. Yoga helps children to refocus, to boost their concentration, but also to strengthen their muscles and develop their agility. Yoga adapts very well to children and to different levels, especially thanks to a playful approach: yoga and animals: many postures are named after animals.

2nd semester

The objective of the second semester is to continue learning new postures while introducing the principle of breathing (Pranayama) and meditation.

During the second semester, the children progress in their practice and master new and more complex postures. They become familiar with breathing and meditation techniques and partner yoga is introduced, with the children doing postures in pairs. All the exercises are always offered in a playful way. The apprentice yogis also discover self-massage techniques, easy to reproduce at home during the warm-up.

Comfortable clothing is recommended