Yoga & Mindfulness for Children
Yoga & Mindfulness for Children at The Life Centre Islington with Ayala Homossany
Yoga & Mindfulness Classes for Children at The Life Centre Islington
From the day they are born, children are practising yoga. The yoga and mindfulness classes that we offer to children at The Life Centre are designed to maintain the inherent yoga abilities children have within them. We explore the magic of yoga and mindfulness in a playful and a non-competitive environment and embark on a journey that will elevate your child’s confidence, self-awareness , co-ordination and concentration, maintain their creativity, strengthen their physical abilities and increases their flexibility. In every session we learn how to use our breath as a monitor to our feelings and emotions and we finish our classes with creative guided relaxation.
The class takes place every Tuesday during term time at the following times:
4-4.45pm for 4-7 year olds
5-5.45pm for 8-12 year olds
The class fee is £7.
The Yoga for Kids classes are taught by Ayala Homossany
With background in design and classic ballet, and a sincere appreciation for creativity of any kind, Ayala brings her own unique teaching style to her classes encouraging her students to appreciate themselves and to find their own inner voice.
Ayala has discovered the joys of yoga during her first pregnancy, an experience which acted as a spring board for her teaching career. Ayala incorporates her yoga and meditation practice into her classes and specialises in teaching yoga for children, from early years to teens, and working with children with special needs.
Ayala is the author of the Enchanted Wonders books, a series of innovative activity books designed to encourage creativity and imagination in children through joint activities with adults.
Ayala is a qualified British Wheel of Yoga and Yoga Alliance teacher having completed her teacher training with The Life Centre (YogaCampus) Teacher Training Program in 2005. In addition Ayala has completed Yoga for Children and Children with Special Needs training course with Jo Manuel, Pregnancy Yoga course with Jannet Balskas, and Mums and Babies course with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli. Ayala is grateful for all of these teachers as well as other who have inspired and enriched her over the years including Rod Stryker, Doug Keller, and Judith Hanson Lasater.
Ayala also runs our popular Mums and Toddlers classes on Wednesdays at 9.45 at our Islington studio.
1 Britannia Row
London N1 8QH
020 7704 0919
Saturday: 08.30–19:00 (unless there is an evening workshop taking place)
15 Edge Street
London W8 7PN
020 7221 4602
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Getting to Know Calli Popham
“My biggest inspiration are the students that practice with me, I am always so honoured to share the gift of yoga with so many amazing people around the world and in my hometown.”
We caught up with Calli Popham to find out what inspires her, how she takes yoga off the mat and her teaching journey. Read the full interview here.
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