The Mini Monkey Yoga Programme for 18 mths- 11 years

Mini Monkey Yoga has been professionally developed by a certified children’s yoga teacher who has over 20 years’ experience with children in preschool and primary settings.

Mini Monkey Yoga is an interactive yoga and mindfulness programme for children aged 18 mths-11 years old. We offer Preschool and  Family Yoga classes, Nursery sessions and an extensive Yoga for Schools programme for 4-11 year olds, including After School Yoga Clubs. Please enquire through our contact form below to find out more. 

Mini Monkey Yoga sessions combine mindfulness warm ups, breathing techniques, yoga poses, yoga games and stories, as well as relaxation time with guided imagery. Within our sessions we use a variety of colourful props, visual aids and music to increase concentration, participation and add an element of fun to the sessions – as most of all Mini Monkey Yoga is FUN!!

Here is how the Mini Monkey Yoga programme benefits children of all ages:

  • Improves strength and flexibility
  • Increases self-confidence and builds a positive self-image
  • Increases emotional resilience
  • Nourishes creativity
  • Helps to balance body and mind
  • Teaches self-acceptance and self-love
  • Increases sensory awareness and general body awareness

  • Builds coordination and balance
  • Expands self-awareness, and awareness of others
  • Develops self-discipline and self-control
  • Builds concentration
  • Helps us to stand more erect and feel taller by supporting a long and flexible spine
  • Increases awareness of breathing and deepens breath
  • Is non-competitive

  • Expands awareness of nature, animals and the environment
  • Helps children build inner strength
  • Encourages cooperation and teamwork
  • Teaches how to relax and reduce stress
  • Encourages compassion, generosity and respect
  • Teaches how to find inner peace
  • Most of all – Mini Monkey Yoga is fun!

Do Children need Yoga?

Given today’s statistics for childhood stress and obesity, it’s clear that children are no longer getting enough exercise. They need a formalised fitness class which will keep them active and teach them respect for their bodies and health. Yoga is an activity which addresses these issues and appeals to children of all fitness levels and backgrounds.

Do children need a specialised Yoga class?

Anyone who teaches yoga to a child will testify that yoga for children is very different to yoga for an adult. If a child is taught yoga in the same way as an adult then, of course, they will quickly lack motivation becoming bored. If yoga is taught to a child in the same way it is taught to an adult then the child’s developing body could be put at risk of injury or over-stimulation of the glands. When yoga is presented using a child’s language and their incredible ability, enthusiasm and imagination then yoga-based classes will teach children about the power within themselves, physically and mentally. It will give children a lifetime toolbox of techniques to; self-calm, energise,
be in the moment and accept – traits which can help navigate life’s challenges.

Mini Monkey Yoga classes are the perfect way to introduce children to yoga. Classes are fun, physical, educational and progressive using yoga derived postures and sequences to exercise both mind and body. All classes are designed to keep each child interested and meet their developmental stage. A 3 yr old will have very different needs from an 7
yr old, and completely different needs from an 11 yr old, when yoga definitely needs to be “cool”! We recognise these needs and deliver an enjoyable yoga programme that benefits all children at each developmental stage. But don’t take our word for it, experience the wonderful world of Mini Monkey Yoga yourself today!
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How do I find out more?

You can contact Penny at Mini Monkey Yoga to book a trial session for your school or nursery, or to find your local Family Yoga class by calling 07917 872 205, emailing info@minimonkeygym.co.uk or by completing the form below:

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