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

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

Weekly 60 minute sessions every Saturday morning, 10am-11am starting on Saturday 27th April.

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.

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