4-Week Yoga & Mindfulness + Intro to Creative Drawing Course for 7-13 Year Olds

Description:

Join us for a transformative journey of self-discovery, connection, creativity, and well-being!

Week 1: Breathwork, Yoga and Mindfulness

  • Warm-Up: Gentle stretching and breathing exercises to prepare the body and mind.
  • Sun Salutation: A series of yoga poses to energise and invigorate.
  • Theme Poses: Fun and creative poses related to a chosen theme.
  • Game: A playful activity to engage the children and promote teamwork.
  • Challenge Poses: Partner or group poses to encourage cooperation and trust.
  • Savasana: A guided relaxation to end the session, promoting calm and inner peace.

Week 2: Creative Drawing

  • Introduction to Drawing and Talking: Explanation of the therapeutic approach and its benefits.
  • Creative Drawing: Using art materials to express emotions and experiences.
  • Non-Verbal Communication: Exploring feelings through drawing rather than words.
  • Symbolic Resolution: Finding symbolic solutions to conflicts and challenges.
  • Healing Through Art: Using art as a tool for emotional processing and healing.

Week 3: Integration of Yoga and Drawing

  • Breath and Brush: Combining breath work with creative drawing.
  • Mindful Movement: Incorporating yoga poses into the drawing process.
  • Expressive Art: Encouraging children to express themselves through art and movement.
  • Body-Mind Connection: Understanding the link between physical and emotional well-being.
  • Creative Expression: Fostering creativity and self-expression through art and yoga.

Week 4: Reflection and Celebration

  • Yoga Toolkits to Take Home: Working through exercises learned throughout the course duration to ensure self-toolkits are in place to support daily life post-course.
  • Sharing Circle: Reflecting on the course, sharing experiences, and moving through all that has been learned, to take away as long lasting toolkits for life.
  • Celebrating Creativity: Displaying the children’s artwork and celebrating their creativity, plus recognising each child’s participation and growth.
  • Gratitude Practice: Expressing gratitude for the journey and the connections made.
  • Closing Meditation: A final moment of mindfulness and relaxation.

Benefits of the Course:

  • Boosts Confidence: Through creative expression and physical activity.
  • Improves Posture: Through yoga poses and mindful movement.
  • Increases Creativity: Through art and self-expression.
  • Boosts Self-Esteem: Through positive reinforcement and recognition.
  • Reduces Anxiety: Through relaxation techniques and emotional processing.
  • Boosts Happy Chemicals: Through the release of endorphins and dopamine.
  • Toolkits for Life: Teaching self-help toolkits for emotional regulation, and to help the natural flow of our energy.

Instructor / Therapist Bio

Sallie has been working with children in schools since 2010, and has a strong passion to support children with their emotional health, that teaches them toolkits to express authentically.

Sallie has been practicing yoga for over 10 years, and during the pandemic trained to be a children’s yoga and mindfulness instructor as this is where her passion lies.

Yoga and Mindfulness for children of all ages, can help support the nervous system, and rebalance mind and body, which can reduce anxiety and bring about a calmer state from within. It can also help promote self-regulation along with many other benefits that have a long lasting effect and has been shown to improve self-esteem, self-expression and confidence.

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