The Mini Monkey Yoga Programme for 6 weeks-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 6 weeks-11 years old. We offer Private Baby Yoga, Family Yoga and Preschool Yoga classes, as well as Nursery sessions and an extensive Yoga for Schools programme for 4-11 year olds, including After School Yoga Clubs. We also now offer virtual yoga training and virtual sessions for EYFS, KS1 and KS2… more info below. Please enquire through our contact form below to find out more. 

NEW – Virtual Yoga workshops for Schools!

Enthuse and engage your teachers and children with virtual Yoga and Mindfulness workshops and sessions! Empower your teachers and children with tools, ideas and practical activities to use in the classroom and during weekly Physical Education sessions to bring the benefits of Yoga and Mindfulness throughout your school or nursery. There are 4 different virtual workshops to choose from:

Virtual Yoga Sessions for children (EYFS, KS1 & KS2) and PE teacher support

These fantastic regular yoga sessions are suitable for Breakfast, Afterschool and Lunchtime clubs and to support PE teachers regular sessions.

Interactive yoga and mindfulness sessions for children. Mini Monkey Yoga sessions are specifically designed for the EYFS, KS1 and KS2 age ranges and combine mindfulness warm ups, breathing techniques, yoga poses, yoga games and stories, and relaxation time with guided imagery. Within our sessions we also use a variety of colourful props, visual aids and music to increase concentration, participation and add lots of fun to the sessions. There are two options below to suit your schools needs:

Virtual Yoga Sessions for children via ZOOM

£40 per session 1 x a week. These sessions allow us to personally work with children and teachers to deliver an instructed class via ZOOM where we can interact with the children and take them through poses and activities at their own pace. Includes personal ongoing virtual support from us. Discounts are available for multiple sessions, contact us for a quote.

Virtual Yoga Sessions for children via Facebook LIVE

Starting from only £50 per month for access to weekly sessions in a private online children’s yoga FB group and personal ongoing virtual support from your yoga teacher. These weekly sessions are live within the group and then can be watched recorded multiple times to use with multiple groups/classes of children across the school. A fabulous resource for both children and teachers. This access is on a monthly subscription basis.

Yoga and Mindfulness for the Classroom Introduction – 1 hour INSET/Twilight suitable for all teachers and teaching assistants CPD. (EYFS, KS1 & KS2)

£55 per teacher or £195 for 4 or more teachers from the same school.

These Interactive Zoom Workshops are taught in small groups and cover theoretical and practical aspects of mindfulness and yoga that teachers can feel confident implementing straight away. 

Learn how to incorporate simple yoga poses, breathing techniques and mindfulness exercises into the school day effortlessly. Benefitting not only the children but in turn their parents, siblings, friends and of course the teachers themselves. Techniques suitable for a busy classroom environment including chair yoga, mindfulness games and take-home resources for children to share with their families to offer a whole school-family approach.

Yoga for Physical Education (PE) Introduction - 1 hour INSET/Twilight suitable for all teachers and teaching assistants CPD. (EYFS, KS1 & KS2)

£55 per teacher or £195 for 4 or more teachers from the same school.

These Interactive Zoom Workshops are taught in small groups and cover theoretical and practical aspects of yoga that PE teachers can feel confident implementing straight away.

Learn how to teach an engaging, effective, and “cool” PE yoga session. Learn the skill of teaching yoga to children through imaginative storytelling, games, themed yoga poses, obstacle courses, visual imagery, music, fun breathing exercises, and lots more! After age seven children’s flexibility and balance starts to decrease so help your children maintain and improve in both of these areas and give them life-long skills to improve their health and wellbeing by practising yoga regularly within PE sessions.

Mindfulness and Neuroscience Workshop for children (KS2)

6 x 30 minute sessions either pre-recorded or LIVE interactive virtual sessions for the classroom. £240 for the 6 session workshop

Virtual classroom based interactive learning that harnesses children’s natural interest and passion for learning about neuroscience.

Children are engaged in discovering more about how the brain works, how it contributes to their happiness and how they can best look after it. Focusing on happy hormones, brain health, the stretch zone and how learning that the brain is malleable like plasticine is important for a growth mindset. This workshop helps to develop children’s emotional intelligence, allowing them to better understand themselves and the people around them. It also gives a practical approach to mindfulness and encourages the children to use mindfulness techniques to calm, refocus and enhance their concentration, memory and learning and to lower anxiety and stress.

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

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!!

  • 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 by calling 07917 872 205, emailing info@minimonkeygym.co.uk or by completing the form below:

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