Our new Yoga club will be run by Imogen, who is a Hackney-based mother of two and teaches yoga and mindfulness to children from 4-14. She is Yoga Alliance RYT certified (since 2005) and has been practising yoga for over 20 years.
It will be a gentle Hatha yoga class (c. 40-45 mins) suitable for children of all levels aged 5 to 8. For the final 15-20 minutes of the class we will explore meditation and mindfulness through sitting practice, sensory and communication exercises in smaller groups. The exercises are designed to help children find space and calm within themselves, boost confidence and self-esteem, become more aware of their thoughts and emotions and to increase empathy.
Our after-school clubs take place between 3:45pm and 4:45pm. When the school day finishes, the children with a club that day are taken to one of the school halls to be registered and to have a 15 minute break when they can get changed (if needed) and have some water and a healthy snack. They will be supervised during this time. The person running the club will pick them up from the hall.