For many years I have had a dream – to create a business centred around yoga for children.

A few years ago I made a life changing decision – I gave up my long career as a Physical Education teacher to start a Yoga business and, I can honestly say, I haven’t looked back!

When teaching as a P.E Specialist in Moray Primary schools I would sneak a block yoga into the school year and the pupils loved it – “YAY” they would say when they came into the room and saw the colourful array of mats arranged in a welcoming circle. The difference in behaviour and focus, in pupils convinced me to do something about it – so I took this word ‘YAY’ and put it together with the word Yoga and YAYoga was born!

My background in P.E teaching in schools and nurseries, creative dance teaching at local and national level (as a trainer of teachers), as a party organiser, together with voluntary work with children in Tanzania and Malawi has given me valuable, unforgettable experiences but it was time for change and to ‘follow my dream’. Over the past few years I have added to my list of qualifications and experience and can now offer Yoga for pregnancy and beyond.

My business has allowed me to teach ‘my way’ – nurturing each individual, whether it be mummy, baby, tot or tween and helping them to enjoy Yoga as much as I do by gently guiding them in the right direction without pressure and with lots of laughter, fun and activities appropriate to age and level.

Every child is a different kind of flower and all together make this world a beautiful garden

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Qualifications

As well as my teaching degree, over the past 6 years I have gained a number of children’s yoga qualifications which enable me to teach yoga and relaxation from babies to teens.

  • Bachelor of Education Degree in Physical Education and Movement Studies (Chelsea School of Human Movement, University of Sussex 1981)
  • Children’s Yoga Teaching Certificate 2 – 16 years from ‘The Special Yoga Centre’ awarded by ‘The Life Centre’, (London 2008)
  • Relax Kids certificate (London 2008  – children’s relaxation techniques as seen on Dragons Den)
  • Birthlight Baby Yoga Teaching Diploma (London and Dublin 2014 Level 1 and 2) babies from 12 weeks
  • Sally Parkes pre/post natal certificate 
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Insurance cover Yoga-Link Insurance (DSC Strand Ltd)
  • General Teaching Council Scotland registered
  • Disclosure Scotland

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