I added a new class this week, Family Yoga. But this Family Yoga session is inclusive. So what does that mean? The class welcomes families who have a child with additional needs.
My 20 month old daughter has Down Syndrome. She inspired me to start teaching yoga to children. I have first hand knowledge of some of the issues that children with Down Syndrome face. And I know that it’s nice to spend time as a family together without having to do a therapy.
Through my daughter I am learning how to sign to help with her communication. The signing system is called Lámh and it uses Irish Sign Language as its building block. I will use this (in as much as I am using it with her!) as part of the class.
So what is this class about?
This Family Yoga class is all about spending time together. To enjoy playing yoga games, relaxing together and having lots of hugs! We forget about alignment and the perfect asana during this class. Nonetheless I use the asana or Yoga poses to make fun shapes for families to interact.
Who is this class for?
This class is for anyone who has an interest in practicing yoga with children (Mum, Dad, Granny, Grandad, or Aunty or Uncle).
It is suitable for any level, complete beginners to well practised yogis! Children from age 2 up are welcome.
So make sure you can tolerate noise and giggles. It’s more fun focused than yoga pose focused. I will also do some lovely relaxation but it may take a few sessions for children to get used to the idea of relaxing.
Where is it?
We will run our classes in the War Memorial Hall in Terenure.
What are the facilities
It has a ramp so is wheelchair and buggy friendly.
There are baby change facilities in both men’s and ladies’ bathrooms.
There is an accessible toilet.
What is the duration of the class?
The class is 45 minutes long.
How do I book?
Please contact me to book a space as places are limited: firstname.lastname@example.org
What is the price?
You can book four sessions for €50 or
Pay the weekly price for 1 adult and 1 child: €15
Additional child is €5
When is it on?
9th, 23rd, 30th March and 6th April.