Kids Yoga

What is kids yoga?

Shine Om engages children through fun and interactive mindful movement. We strive to make each class entertaining and fun while benefiting both our minds and bodies. We follow the philosophy of Rainbow Yoga and believe that yoga is best enjoyed together. We foster the idea of ‘togetherness’, providing children with an opportunity to form connections and learn to work collaboratively with their new yoga friends.

Children benefit from experiencing yoga and mindfulness in many ways. Some benefits include encouraging creativity and improving strength and flexibility while building self-confidence and self-awareness. Through play and movement, Shine Om teaches your child strategies to relax and reduce stress.

Each yoga class follows a theme and uses music to guide children through yoga poses, mindfulness and relaxation.

After school yoga classes are for kids aged between 5-12 (primary school-aged). However, this is a guide only, and if you have a child who is comfortable with joining in with younger or older children, they are more than welcome.

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What to expect from Kids Yoga?

Term 1 and 4, our summer terms, are an opportunity for children to learn yoga poses to cool their bodies in the summer heat and strategies to ‘calm the farm’ by managing back-to-school anxiety.

Term 2, autumn, allows the children to develop their mindfulness skills as we observe the changes in nature, our minds and our bodies.

Term 3 is our winter term, where we explore varying yoga sequences, poses and breathing techniques to generate heat in the body and eliminate coolness in the mind.

Such a beautiful little business, all taught from the heart  I can definitely see why children love attending xxx – Sarah, Canberra

Where and when are kids’ yoga classes held in Canberra?

Our classes are held weekly at The Link at Ginninderry, Belconnen, Canberra. Our classes are held indoors during the winter months (May to September) with outdoor classes in the summer months (October through to April). We are looking to start operating in the Inner North from Term 3.

Our Term 2 classes operate on Thursday for 6 weeks from 5.15 PM to 6 PM at The Link in Ginninderry. Classes are on 27/4, 4/5, 11/5, 18/5, 25/5 and 1/6.

Please arrive at least 5 minutes before class commences to allow your child to settle in and ensure classes start on time.

If you would love for your child to experience Kids Yoga, but the group classes don’t fit your schedule, then get in touch to arrange for private lessons in your own home. We offer private group classes tailored to you and your tribe.

What will my child learn in class?

Your child will have opportunities to learn to:

  • Enhance their mindfulness skills
  • Use strategies to reduce stress, anxiety and calm the mind
  • Engage their senses to bring awareness to their present body
  • Develop an understanding of yoga poses and their effects on the body
  • Connect with their natural environment through sensory play and mindfulness

How much does kids’ yoga cost?

All prices include a booking fee. Your investment in your child’s health is:

  • Trial Class Pass – $8.50
  • 6 Weeks of yoga – $93
  • Casual drop-in class – $21
  • 3 class passes are available for $54

No refunds will be provided for any missed classes.

Can parents attend kids’ yoga classes?

We encourage children to have the opportunity to express themselves independently during our classes and advocate for parents and caregivers to use this time for self-care. Therefore, parents do not attend class.

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‘Togetherness’ provides children with an opportunity to form connections.

What does my kid wear to yoga?

Sportswear in which your child is comfortable moving in as our classes are active. We encourage nothing too long or flowing, which your child may trip on, i.e. flowing skirts or long flared pants.

What does my child bring to kids yoga?

A water bottle and a yoga mat are required. Most importantly, bring along an open mind and a willingness to have fun and participate.

To express interest and to stay up to date on future kids’ classes, please complete the form below or call Rachel on 0424027623.