My name is Helen and I am a Nursery Officer at the Pre-School Centre. I am also a qualified Level 2 accredited children's yoga teacher.
Each week during the term I teach yoga to children aged 12 months to 4 years. Yoga sessions are rotated so each child, with parental consent is offered the opportunity to take part.
I begin each session by singing an action rhyme to warm up. Using stories and books I then show the children the many different yoga poses encouraging them to copy and interpret themselves, each session ends with a short period of relaxation.
Yoga is a fun and exciting way for children to not only keep fit and develop their physical skills but it further helps to develop their imagination, language skills and many other aspects of development within the Early Years Foundation Stage.