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the Northern Beaches, the Sydney Region, New South Wales (NSW)

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    Kids OT offers Paediatric Occupational Therapy sessions, as well as a range of small group based programs to assist children in reaching their full potential. Kids OT is also the founder of Martial Methods, a martial arts program designed by our occupational therapists which has been proven by research conducted by The University of Sydney to have a positive influence on classroom performance and playground behaviour.

    Camp Sai

    Dates: from 30 Nov -1 to 30 Nov -1

    Come and experience our Martial Methods program in this 4 day motor skills program. Learn the foundations of martial arts, discipline, leadership and self defence. This extremely popular program fills up fast so be sure not to miss out! Call today for more information, or visit our Martial Methods. website www.martialmethods.com.au

    Leading Edge Life Skills offers a unique skills development experience based on the Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) Building Block ™ program. This program aims to build communication skills through experiential learning with horses. Participants are assigned into small teams of two or three and one horse. Together, through positive interaction and teamwork, the team tackles various tasks to achieve a specific objective.Our qualified facilitators, together with our experienced and gentle team of ... Read more horses, guide you and your group through each teambuilding program. A facilitator guides the entire process and ensures that each team member is involved in some capacity throughout the activity. The role of the facilitator is not to direct or teach, but simply to guide the participants to discover their own way through the task. Each program has a specific objective and can be tailored to suit your group or company goals.

    Community Youth Support Services

    Beyond A Joke is having a launch to introduce our business to the community. We offer free support groups to teenagers 13 to 18 years. Courses are also provided and facilitated by psychologist allowing parents to claim some of our course fees. We offer teenagers training in becoming a community volunteer/fundraiser should they wish to give back to the community. BEYOND A JOKE (Anti-Bullying Skills & Empowerment courses)

    Imaducation Inc is a multifaceted organisation that develops and delivers educational programs, performance arts programs, parental seminars and charitable projects. Learning Through Imagination: Imaducation Inc boasts a unique and effective learning framework. The structured workshops tap into children’s powerful creative energy and cultivate natural curiosity for science and art. Imaducation Inc is a not-for-profit association under the NSW Associations Incorporation Act. It re-invests surplus ... Read more capital into expansion of services to benefit children. Organisation’s founding members are talented educators with passion for maximising children’s developmental potential. The members bring decades of experience and depth of expertise in science, art, psychology and early learning and development. Imaducation Inc is a registered charity. The Association’s growing charity portfolio includes projects for children’s hospitals and fundraising events for medical research. Imaducation ...

    Lifestart, a not for profit organisation and registered charity, provides early childhood intervention and school age years programs and supports to children and young people living with disability or developmental delay. Lifestart uses a family/ person centred approach to meeting the priorities and needs of children and young people, their families and carers. It is based on the concept of partnership with children and young people, their families and carers, to assist and empower them to participate ... Read more meaningfully and inclusively in our community.

    Sikh Youth Australia ( SYA) is a charitable not-for-profit organisation established in 1999. SYA organises programs and events across Australia which empower Sikh youth, young adults and parents using volunteers in NSW, Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia. SYA activities seek to nuture Sikh youth, help young adults develop their full potential and assist parents to be proud and successful Australian Sikhs. The activities include summer camps, youth leadership camps, Art and Cultural events ... Read more such as poetry recital.

    • 108 The Crescent, Homebush West, NSW 2140
    • 20-30 km from Terrey Hills

    Catholic Youth Services is the agency for young people in the Archdiocese of Sydney. Catholic Youth Services aims to help young people come to an ever deeper encounter with Christ. This journey towards Christ is one that never ends, we all find ourselves at different places, and we continually invite young people to join us wherever they are at that time. Catholic Youth Services in all its outreach activities - social, spiritual or formative - seeks to support and guide youth and young adults towards ... Read more an ever deeper encounter with Christ, with themselves and with the Church. As well as the events that Catholic Youth Services hosts across a year, the agency also works closely with parishes and schools. In parishes we work with current youth ministry coordinators offering ongoing formation and fellowship opportunities as well as always looking to bring more young people into positions of leadership with fellow youth. In schools our presence is through the work of our NET Mission team. ...

    Your local Non-For-Profit youth organisation. We get young people active in life. We develop their skills, character and leadership. We reduce and prevent crime by and against young people. PCYC was established in 1937 by Police Commissioner William John Mackay. It was a partnership forged with the community via Rotary to provide young people with a safe and positive alternative to the streets. Today, we operate more than 60 clubs and centres through the state, with more than 100,000 members ... Read more and more than 140 different activities – one of the largest youth organisations in Australia. Australia’s pre-eminent youth organisation working with Police and community to empower young people to reach their potential.

    The Learning Clinic has been helping children, adolescents and adults with autism and learning differences to learn, grow and succeed since 1997. We design and deliver individualised programs to help our superheroes reach their potential. In 2017 we celebrate 20 years of service to families affected by autism and related learning differences. We use the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), an evidence based method with over 50 years of research supporting the positive outcomes for ... Read more families we serve.

    Community Youth Support Services

    About Us Waverley Action for Youth Services Inc (WAYS Youth Services) is a not-for-profit community organisation providing help and services to young people and their families, in the Eastern Suburbs, South Sydney, City of Sydney and surrounding suburbs. Our mission is to work with young people aged 9 to 25 to create pathways to the future. We offer a one-stop-shop and an integrated model of service delivery with a team of helpful, professional staff. Our services cover recreation, education and ... Read more training, case management, counselling, health promotion and clinical services. WAYS has a purpose built youth centre at Bondi Beach where many of our services are located and another facility in Bondi Junction. We are open six days a week. WAYS’ funding sources include grants from Federal, State and local governments, and private foundations. We also run fundraising events and receive donations from individuals, service organisations and the corporate sector. Some of our services are provided ...

    Community Youth Support Services

    About Us Waverley Action for Youth Services Inc (WAYS Youth Services) is a not-for-profit community organisation providing help and services to young people and their families, in the Eastern Suburbs, South Sydney, City of Sydney and surrounding suburbs. Our mission is to work with young people aged 9 to 25 to create pathways to the future. We offer a one-stop-shop and an integrated model of service delivery with a team of helpful, professional staff. Our services cover recreation, education and ... Read more training, case management, counselling, health promotion and clinical services. WAYS has a purpose built youth centre at Bondi Beach where many of our services are located and another facility in Bondi Junction. We are open six days a week. WAYS’ funding sources include grants from Federal, State and local governments, and private foundations. We also run fundraising events and receive donations from individuals, service organisations and the corporate sector. Some of our services are provided ...

    Stunt shows and workshops on a pop up skatepark! It's impressive demo entertainment and kids entertainment in one! Look us up on youtube or check out our website to see what we can provide for your next events. We conduct action sports youth engagement workshops - we are the number one provider for skate, scooter, bmx and parkour shows in Australia! We are based in Sydney but are often touring around Australia so call us to see when a tour is next coming near you! We provide all the equipment, ... Read more including spare helmets, scooters, bikes and portable ramps - as well as all the necessary insurance. Check out our website for more information -

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    KINDERGYM is for children from 1 - 5 years of age, accompanied by an active participating adult.GYMNASTICS is for school children.For more information please drop in or visit our website.

    Make getting active fun, with our range of classes designed to spark creativity, community and happiness! Our students love the freedom to choose between a huge variety of activities to develop their skills and collaborate to create unique performances celebrating their quirks. Perfect for those little bundles of energy who never stop moving, we teach body awareness and risk management through games and exercises to improve balance, strength, coordination, fitness and flexibility. As well as our ... Read more weekly classes, we make events stress free and fun with portable workshops to get all ages and groups up and moving, from primary and high school sport through to team building and Christmas parties. We can also supply balloon twisters, face painters and performers for all events.

    Open Day

    Dates: from 30 Nov -1 to 30 Nov -1

    Circus Akimbo has a new warehouse and you're invited to the opening party! The new space means we can now offer a wider variety of classes, and all youth circus classes now include trapeze, aerial ring and aerial silks. From 10am-3pm on Sunday 25th January, we'll be running free workshops, with games, performances, a sausage sizzle and giveaways all day. Come for the day or for a brief visit, but don't miss out! FREE!

    School Holiday Programs

    Dates: from 30 Nov -1 to 30 Nov -1

    Keep the kids active and entertained these school holidays with a Circus Akimbo holiday program! These sessions are run from our convenient Hornsby location, perfect for the working parent to drop off children before getting on a train. Holiday programs run for one week of the school holidays, and let kids explore circus skills like juggling, hooping, trapeze, unicycling and more! Games and craft activities are also included, and students will put together a show to perform at the end of the program. These sessions cater for school aged children, with a wide variety of circus experience. Students can attend for a full or half day, and can attend single or multiple days in the week, though only those attending for the full program will be able to participate in the final performance. Half day and full day program available, with a discount for those attending all 4 days of the program.

    Gift Cards

    Dates: from 30 Nov -1 to 30 Nov -1

    This year for Christmas, why not give an experience instead of more stuff they don’t need, with a Circus Akimbo gift card! Our new timetable has just been announced and a range of gift cards and packages are now available. Gift cards are delivered electronically, which means they're available right up until Christmas day - perfect if you need a last minute present! Gifts: - 1 full term of circus classes (various prices, dependent on the class you’re enrolling them for) - Pick your own amount to contribute towards classes, gear or merchandise. Gift card amounts range from $20-$200 in value Special offer: - Share the experience! Book a class or package for someone else and get 25% off the same class for yourself $20-250 gift cards available Vouchers may be used to purchase classes, gear or merchandise from Circus Akimbo Vouchers cannot be redeemed for cash. To redeem your voucher, you may simply call or email Circus Akimbo with the name, day and time of the class you would like to enrol in, or you can book through Trybooking.com Any additional cost exceeding the value of this voucher is to be paid by the redeemer. Vouchers expire 12 months after purchase.

    Term 1 Enrolments

    Dates: from 30 Nov -1 to 30 Nov -1

    Circus Akimbo's weekly classes suit all ages, with a wide variety of classes in trapeze, aerial ring, silks, juggling, unicycling, acrobalance and more! Perfect for those special kids who need something a bit different to challenge themselves. Our classes provide a fun and creative environment for children to make new friends and learn new skills, with professional trainers to guide the way help all our students achieve their individual goals. Dependent on classes selected - we offer a range of classes to ensure that no one misses out. Discounts may apply for large families or students taking multiple classes per week.  Payment is by the term, with full payment required by the end of the second week. Late penalties may apply after this time.  All classes are subject to minimum and maximum numbers. Additional classes may be added upon request, subject to minimum numbers, but cannot be guaranteed, so please book early to avoid disappointment.  If a class does not reach minimum numbers, it may be cancelled or postponed. Circus Akimbo will then contact all enrolled students to organise an alternate class time.  Classes are non-refundable except under special circumstances – contact us in the event of long term injuries (e.g. broken leg) or ongoing illness. Refunds will not be offered for classes missed for avoidable reasons like missing a train, however you may be able to attend an alternative class that week – contact us to find out if there are any vacancies.

    Term 3 Enrolments

    Dates: from 30 Nov -1 to 30 Nov -1

    Circus Akimbo runs weekly classes in juggling, unicycling, acrobalance, hooping and more. The welcoming and friendly atmosphere of the classes supports all students to challenge themselves creativity while learning new skills. In Term 3, Circus Akimbo will be running two youth circus classes, 3:45-5pm on Mondays and Thursdays, and one adult circus classes, 5-6:30pm Thursdays. Held a short drive from Hornsby CBD, sessions include juggling, hooping, unicycling, acrobalance, stilt walking and more! $16 per class, paid per term, along with a $10 equipment maintenance and insurance levy, payable once per family per term

    5 reasons not to run away to the circus

    2. Improve coordination, balance, strength and flexibilityOn top of the satisfaction in mastering exciting new skills, circus is a fun way for kids to improve coordination and basic motor skills like balancing, catching, hand eye coordination, strength, proprioception and flexibility. It’s non-competitive, making it a great option even for kids who aren’t particularly confident in their abilities to improve at their own pace. There are a wide variety of skills, each requiring differe...

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    • 605 Military Road, Mosman, NSW 2088
    • 10-20 km from Terrey Hills

    Mosman Library Service provides lending and information services and an extensive range of resources, activities and events for all ages. The Library offers exciting programs for children and teens, a regular visiting authors program and a unique collection of material on Mosman’s history and heritage.

    Occupational therapy clinic that is open 6 days per week. Specialising in children with Autism and related disorders, sensory processing issues, school readiness, developmental delay.

    Community Youth Classes & Lessons

    Our group caters for boys and girls Scouts meet Friday nights 7.30 to 9.30 Killara Cubs meet in East Lindfield on Tuesday evenings from 6 until 7.30. Killara Cubs cater for boys and girls aged 7-10. Venturers meet Friday nights at 7.30 Joeys meet Tuesday afternoon 4.30 - 5.30 Killara Scouts meet in East Lindfield. 2d Carlyle Rd, East Lindfield

    • 342 Elizabeth Drive, Mount Pritchard, NSW 2170
    • 30-40 km from Terrey Hills

    Ellis Driving School provides a wide range of Heavy Vehicle Driving Training including Car, LR, MR, HR and HC classes. We have been in the vehicle training industry well over 20 years and therefore can offer you the best truck driving training course it can be on the market. Please do not hesitate to contact us by phone to get more information or to make a booking.

    • Upper Spit Road, Spit Junction, NSW 2088
    • 10-20 km from Terrey Hills

    Girl Guides meet near you! Laughter, learning, friendship and fun… come and discover at Guiding what’s done! Girl Guides Australia is part of a world-wide voluntary organisation which promotes and encourages the development of girls and women. We meet at Mosman Guide Hall Parrawi Park, Upper Spit Road during school term time for fun and challenging activities. Mosman Junior Guide Unit (For girls 7–9 years old) - Wednesdays 6.15–7.30pm Mosman Guide Unit (For girls 10–13 years old) - ... Read more Mondays 6–7.30pm

    Mt Colah / Mt Ku-ring-gai Scout group is a very active Scout Group based in Mt Colah NSW We offer Cubs, Scouts, Venturers and Rovers as well as opportunities for leaders. We have a very full program of activities in all sections throughout the year. We have cubs (7-10yrs), Scouts (10 - 14yrs), Venturers (15 - 18yrs) and Rovers (18-26yrs)

    Overall rating: 5 out of 5  

    Great for the kids!

    30-10-2014 by Justin Kingston

    My son attends cubs at this group and he loves it ! lots of great activities, great leaders.

    Community Youth Support Services

    FREE FREE FREE!!!!! The Parks Community Network Inc have a Youth Drop In service for 12-24 years living in the Fairfield Local Government Area. At present, we have FREE activities such as Bootcamp Fitness, Creative Cooking, Self Defence and Events Management Course. LOUD! Tribe project (youth group that organise events for youth) meets every week. Every Thursday, if between the age of 12-24, you can take part in any of these activities for FREE. You also have the choice to "hang out, " play ... Read more pool, air hockey or gaming. Every week there is free food between 5:30 and 6:00pm. These programs take place every Thursday of the school term and is open from 4-8pm. During the school holidays Parks also offers free school holiday programs for 8-11 years and 12-17 years. For more information please contact Parks. All activities are FREE!!!

    Community Youth Support Services

    Community surf club with a friendly atmosphere. Encouraging Nippers and patrol members all summer long.

    Salvation Army Youthlink (Blacktown) is a NDIS provider and we have educational and therapeutic programs for the young people with disabilities between ages 8-25, including (but not limited to): - Outdoor recreation groups (adventure, social skills, motor skills) - Life skills groups (healthy eating, meal prep, motor skills, social skills) - Challenge centre groups (Motor skills- obstacles, low ropes, high ropes, social skills) - Individual therapy (Occupational Therapy, Psychology). We ... Read more cater for the students with mild physical (we are developing programs for the wheelchair users), intellectual, social and emotional disabilities. Example diagnoses include ASD, ADHD, ODD, Learning difficulty & Intellectual disability. The programs will be adapted to the student group's learning needs and their types and levels of disability.

    "Shopfront is a Brain Factory!” Shopfront is a youth arts co-operative and community innovator where the arts are accessible to our community in St George and South Sydney. We create imaginative programs that bring young people together with professional artists to make genuine and inventive performance and digital works. We create contemporary performance, film and multi-artform events. We do this through hands-on learning, problem solving and trial and error. Check out our website for the ... Read more latest workshops running. Programs suited for ages 8 to 25 years old

    Simply, the Foundation aims to improve the lives of children with ASD. Through our own experiences and through talking to other parents with children who have been diagnosed with ASD, we decided the best way to support these kids was through early intervention education and community awareness and education. Each year, the Foundation holds various events, including our annual ‘Fitness for Autism’, to promote understanding of ASD in the community. We also hold workshops and seminars to help educate ... Read more parents and professionals, such as doctors, nurses and teachers, who work with children with ASD. The Foundation has establish support groups for children with ASD and their families. These support groups enable families to come together in an informal setting to relax, share stories and to attend group therapy sessions and talk with other families who understand their situation. Our long term aim is to establish an ASD Early Intervention Centre of Excellence. Our centre will offer ASD ...

    Vim Kids yoga classes are for children, tweens and teens. Founded by Amanda Reynolds. Amanda is a certified yoga instructor, specialising in yoga for kids. Classes introduce kids to yoga poses, breathing exercises and mindfulness through stories, songs, yoga games and guided visualisations. Classes have been designed with a focus on fitness, fun and mindfulness. Our mission is to inspire a sense of confidence in all children and to facilitate a love of yoga, movement and breath.

    Looking for an exciting Holiday Program? Come and join a wide range of fun activities at Australian Nasheed & Arts Academy Where:Bankstown Arts Centre 5 Olympic Parade Bankstown NSW Do you need more information? Visit our website We look forward to seeing your children come and join us.New Class: Martial Arts Tricking is a high-energy sport, which consists of kicking, flipping, twisting. Combinations of tricks based upon individual choice, difficulty, or style. Tricking is a new sport which combines ... Read more martial arts kicks, capoeira, break dancing, tae kwon do, karate, gymnastics with acrobatics and dance, encourages a positive body image and develops confidence, self- esteem and team skills. Beginners start with rolling, falling skills and manners. No self defense, No contacts, No violence, No fees for gradings

    Community Youth Clubs

    Our Mission is to enable girls and young women in the Quakers Hill, Woodcroft and Doonside local area to grow into confident, self respecting, responsible community members. Quakers Hill Girl Guides currently has units in Junior Guides (7-10yo) and Guides (10-13yo). We are always ready to welcome new girls to join us...

    We teach the following- Martial Minis (Parent &Toddler class 18months to 3yrs) Kids Karate 3-6 yrs, Kids 7-13yrs, Teenages 14yrs & up. Kids Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 6yrs & up. Kids Kickboxing (9-13yrs) At the IMC our goal is to get our students, whether they are kids or adults, into the best shape of their lives and instill a champion’s attitude of self improvement. Here at the IMC we teach Thai Kickboxing, Kempo Karate, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and MMA in age specific classes to children, teenagers ... Read more and adults in a positive and progressive environment, and we absolutely, positively guarantee that training with us will change your life for the better! The IMC has had an unprecedented record for training World Class Martial Artists and has been rated the International Sport Karate Association's (ISKA) number one school in the country for 14 out of the past 17 rated years. Having classes in many different styles of martial arts including Karate, Kickboxing, Jiu-Jitsu and MMA.

    Martial Minis

    Dates: from 30 Nov -1 to 30 Nov -1

    Martial Minis program is a fun and energetic program where parents and toddlers get to train together. The program is a great way for our Mini Martial Artists to learn control, focus, balance, co-ordination and of course the program is completely non-contact and non-aggressive. Parents get the added bonus of getting to move and learn basic martial arts techniques, stretch and meditate all while having fun with their child. Martial Minis is a developed toddler class that caters for 2 to 5 year-olds who have not yet started kindergarten. Martial Minis helps to prepare toddlers for the challenges they will face at school. This class instills discipline, respect, self confidence, friendship, strength, fitness, balance and co-ordination and life skills. The skills taught to children in permeate throughout their day to day lives. They will be more focused, disciplined, and alert and have a better overall attitude. you call us anytime for a FREE trial

    Tricking

    Dates: from 30 Nov -1 to 30 Nov -1

    Come and train in our New Tricking Class, All levels and styles welcome. Mixed of acrobatics, extreme kicks and gymnastics $15

    Overall rating: 5 out of 5  

    Really recommended

    02-06-2017 by Mitchell

    If your looking get into martial arts, then you've found the right place. IMC Liverpool have the best instructors and the latest equipment to help you train.

    Recommended

    01-06-2017 by Mitchell

    Definitely an awesome martial arts facility! Great for kids, teens and adults, taught by the highly qualified instructors.

    Excellent

    07-05-2014 by robert

    great school with very experienced instructors. Amazing facility in and out.

    • Tancred Avenue, Kyeemagh RSL, Kyeemagh, NSW 2216
    • 20-30 km from Terrey Hills

    During our off season (between June-Sept) we run at least one session a week Sunday 8.30am open to all abilities and ages. During race season (October-May) we will run the following sessions: For all ages and abilities: Monday 4.15am Friday 4.15am and Sunday (multiple session times, pls contact us first) at Kyeemagh. For Juniors (8-19 years): Saturday 9.30am -12pm (at Dolls Point) We are taking a much needed break over the Christmas period, there are no sessions running after December 20th 2013, ... Read more with 2014 sessions to begin again on Mon 6th Jan 2014 for adults and Sat 11th Jan 2014 for Juniors. The times given above are the minimum amount of sessions we aim at running each week. Sessions will be cancelled if weather is too rough or if we can't get enough people to take out the six man canoe (s).

    Who we are Parramatta Saint Patrick's Sports Club was born when a group of soccer players in Parramatta decided to form a club, inspired by the success and passion of the Western Sydney Wanderers. We endeavour to create a rich history and tradition. Parramatta Saint Patrick's Sports Club will be pioneering and fostering innovative spirit to the future generations. While society and sports may change during this time, Parramatta Saint Patrick's Sports Club will always serve to create a sense ... Read more of community for people here in Western Sydney, across New South Wales and possibly the whole country. What we stand for Parramatta Saint Patrick's Sports Club exists, to make our community Active & Social, Inspire & Teach Fair Play and Respect to our upcoming generations. Pride, which is driven by success and setbacks on and off the pitch. This means winning trophies, nurturing talent, creating a harmonious community, embracing and encouraging all players regardless of their goals. It ...

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    Inner Child Yoga empowers children to connect with their true-self and love who they are. As a mother who practices with her son, I saw first-hand the many physical, emotional and mental benefits that yoga brings to children. In 2015, I completed my Foundation and Advanced children's yoga teacher training with Zenergy Yoga. Yoga is a gift that can be shared with people of all ages, it is through this passion that Inner Child Yoga was born. Inner Child Yoga offers term time programs ... Read more to preschool and primary school aged children and workshops during the school holidays. Classes include adapted Hatha style poses, yoga therapy movements, games, breathing exercises, relaxation and meditation. Yoga is a practice that can be taken off the mat and into everyday life. Inner Child Yoga is on Instagram, has a Facebook page and Pinterest boards full of information and resources for carers and families to share with their children at home or at school. As parents and carers, we ...

    OMazing Me - Yoga Classes for 9-12 year olds in Randwick

    Dates: from 30 Nov -1 to 30 Nov -1

    Inner Child Yoga and Sona Yoga have teamed up to offer the OMazing Me program. These yoga classes are for 9-12 year olds and are focused on empowering our tweens. Your young yogi will experience a grounded and balanced class not too dissimilar to an adult one. Each class is 45 minutes and includes yoga sequences and games, music and songs, breathing exercises, a time for reflection and a full relaxation. This creative practice is designed to inspire and build self-compassion. Where: Sona Yoga, 65 Belmore Road, Randwick When: Tuesdays at 3.45pm Cost: $21 for casual drop-in. Discount given for signing up for the rest of the program reducing the cost to just $18 per class Classes are drop and go To book, please call Katie, send an email or drop into the studio. 10% sibling discount available

    Just breathe – 3 calming techniques for you and your child

    1. Finger breathing –Ask your child to hold their right hand up and spread their fingers wide. Take the index finger of the left hand and put it on the side of the right hand thumb.  As your child breathes in, run the left index finger up the edge of the right thumb.  As your child breathes out, run the index finger down the inside edge of the thumb. With each breath continue up and down the fingers until they reach the bottom of the little finger.  Five long full breaths wi...

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    4 reasons why every kid should practice yoga

    1. Practicing yoga keeps us healthy – OK, there are no surprises there. It’s not just physical health. Practicing asana (yoga poses) and pranayama (breathing exercises) provides clarity of mind as well as keeping us fit. 2. Kids can feel uneasy or anxious during different stages of their lives. Through their practice of yoga they learn to remove fear, replacing it with contentment and this enables them to learn and grow through life’s experiences. 3. Yoga develops focus a...

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    How kids yoga aids school readiness

    Practice of kindness At the heart of yoga is loving-kindness towards ourselves, others and the world around us. One of my favorite class activities is the loving-kindness meditation. The kids send their loving-kindness out into the world, to those they love and those they don’t. This kind of awareness helps build positive relationships with others. It also avoids unintentional hurtful comments that could be seen as bullying. Cultivating self-belief The learning curve at Primary School fo...

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    5 fun partner poses to do with your kids

    1. Cat/Cow Together breathe as one. Start in the hands and knees position with your little yogi under you in the same pose.  As you both breathe in round the back and the shoulders, dropping the head (Cat).  As you breathe out, slowly drop the belly and lift the head (Cow).  Repeat this movement for five breaths.  This moving meditation warms the back up and provides a beautiful connection between parent and child as you move together.   2. Seated spinal twist ...

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    How yoga can help kids with Asthma

    If a child finds it hard to exhale they can practice upper back bends and chest opening poses such as Cow, Cobra or Bow. (You can find demonstrations for how to correctly do each pose on YouTube.) For children who find it harder to inhale, forward bends and lower back bends such as Downward-Facing Dog, Bridge or Bound Angel pose may be beneficial. Inversions are a great way to shift excess mucus from the lungs and balance out the immune system; they’re also fun to do. Most age groups...

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