Kids Yoga classes have the intention to create a safe space in which children can truly connect with each other and feel they belong.
By offering age appropriate and playful touch & massage games, we help and give the children permission to connect with each other on a deeper level, without them even realising it on a mental level. This is the power of touch. Through Touch & Massage games and Circles of Connection the children get more connected and comfortable with each other.
A circle of connection is a safe environment for getting comfortable with touch and massage.
Touch is the strongest and simplest way of giving and receiving love, support, warmth and trust. Babies who don’t receive touch do not survive. Children and adults who don’t receive enough touch might suffer from emotional or mental challenges.
Touch also calms down and resets the nervous system immediately and increases production of endorphines in the body (the happy hormone). Research has proven that children who have learnt to touch and massage each other with love, are less likely to hurt and hit each other, either physically or with words.
Enjoy and keep it light hearted and fun. The children in your classes will happily receive this wonderful yoga gift, which is the gift of feeling friendship and connection.