YAY mini tots
(10 months to 2 years, with mummy/caregiver)
The world of the mini tot is so exciting for both parent and child. Observing things going on around them, the mini tot becomes more aware of movement, action and language – the world is starting to make sense and they are eager to get going.
In YAYoga sessions we help them enjoy this stage by encouraging them to join in, in their own time – we explore simple yoga poses, actions such as clapping, reaching up high and down the to ground, turning around, jumping actions, going upside down and much, much more. Most sessions are put to a theme such as Pirates, Teddy Bears, Colour and Shape, Transport to mention but a few. Language development is also very important in these sessions – the best way for mini tots to acquire language is through song. So…..Yayoga mini tots sessions include songs, rhymes, use of colourful props and musical instruments and that all important snuggle down with mummy/caregiver at the end to quieten down.
(2-4 years, with mummy/caregiver)
These little beings are bursting with energy and enthusiasm and are nearly ready to go it alone – but not quite!
YAY tots sessions include most of the above, but we explore the themes and activities in more depth, as their understanding increases. A session may include some or all of the following – creative movement, Yoga pose development, songs and rhymes, instrument play, puppet play, sensory development. We bring in a little gentle massage and simple breath awareness through games and use of props. There is something for every part of their all round development but at the same time, strengthening the parent/child bond. They also start to become aware of other children around them and we put emphasis on kindness, friendship and talk about peace in a very simple way.