Can Pre-schoolers really get anything from Yoga?

YOGADOO is running four pre-school classes each week at various locations across Bath, starting this Friday (10th June). We frequently get emails from parents of under 5's asking if their child is too young for Yoga and Mindfulness, or how much the little one will really get from the class. Of course it's difficult to give a blanket response as every child is an individual and will potentially get something different from the class. 

The YOGADOO pre-school classes have been designed with a number of purposes; To be fun for the children, to create a bonding experience for parent and child and to introduce the child to the benefits of Yoga and Mindfulness at a very early age.

On the last point, the benefits of anyone practicing Yoga are widely known. Yoga can improve strength, flexibility and posture, increase awareness of the connection between our breath and movement of our bodies and of course help us to relax. Mindfulness, or focusing on the present moment might not seem relevant to little children, but helping a child to be still, rather than rushing on to the next thing can help them to be calmer and in tune with what is going on around them.

YOGADOO pre-school classes are for parents and pre-schoolers aged 1-4 years and incorporate elements of yoga, massage, movement and music and continue the parent/carer and child bonding process while encouraging little one to express their new found creativity and freedom of expression.

Yogadoo pre-school classes last around 45-60 minutes and limited to 15 spaces. The class includes yoga postures, dry massage strokes as well as stories, music, singing songs and rhymes and creative play. These elements together help your child's vital development. Parents are encouraged to 'go with it' and instead of trying to keep your child still, allow them to roam the room and explore – your world becomes your yoga mat.

No previous yoga experience is necessary, all mats are provided. Please wear comfortable clothes.

Yogadoo Pre-school classes

Friday, Teddy's Lodge, King Edwards Pre Prep school, Weston Lane, 9:30am-10:30am (£6 Pay as you go. £16 for 3-week block)

Monday, All Saints Centre, Weston Village 9:30am-10:30am (£6.50 Pay as you go. £18 for 3-week block)

Tuesday, Widcombe Social Club, 10:30a-11:30am (£6.50 Pay as you go.£18 for 3-week block)

Wednesday, New Oriel Hall, Larkhall, 10:45am-11:45am (£6.50 Pay as you go. £18 for 3-week block)

To book:

For more detail on the classes, please call Lucy on 07960629503.