Spending Quality Time Together
Family yoga gives parents and their kids the opportunity to spend healthy and happy, quality time together.
No phones, iPads or any other distractions… it’s just you and your children.
We know that family is important, and that’s why we must take time and effort to nurture these relationships and have fun together, learn together. This is where Family Yoga is perfect for this! Children, parents, and even grandparents get to enjoy practicing yoga together and strengthen their bonds while they support each other and have fun.
Great For All Ages
A Family Yoga class usually feels like a big family get-together. We also call it Intergenerational Yoga, and are always happy to see three and more generations in a class, from babies to grand- grandparents. Everyone is welcome!
Family Yoga has shown to be even more popular than Kids Yoga. Parents and children need and want to get together.
Why Family Yoga?
Parents come with their children to family yoga for a several reasons:
The Importance Of Play
A great way to build relationships is to do activities together. This way children and parents can watch each other interact, learn and grow as people. Most importantly, it is beneficial to watch each other laugh, play and experience joy.
Mums and dads already have enough serious jobs like going to work, juggling numerous tasks in order to care for their children. Parents are so busy telling the kids what to do and what not to do, where is the fun in that?
Family Yoga teaches parents how to play!
The most common response we hear from parents after a few Family Yoga classes is that things are different at home now, and EVERYTHING is more playful and fun!
Bridging The Gap
Family yoga is very special as both parents and children observe and learn from each other while playing yoga together as a family. Mums and dads get to exchange rolls with the kids too.
For example; while doing Dog Pose, parents, who are usually the leaders, get to be led on a dog walk by their children.
Children, who are usually the receivers, get to give to their parents when they massage them while in relaxation.
Parents get to see how their children learn and how they interact with other children and adults. And children get to see their parents as learners, something that doesn’t happen very often, setting a great example for their children.
Until a certain age children think that their parents are Superhuman; that they never get tired, never run out of time or money, and that there is nothing that they can’t do… it is good for the children to realize that their parents are not perfect.
There are many poses that the children can do and the parents can’t, and some activities that the children can do better than the parents. This humanizes the parent and eases the pressure that their children’s expectations can create.
In addition to all of the other great benefits of yoga, all of these gestures help to relieve tension in the parent/child relationship.
(Rainbow Kids Yoga TM)
Please contact Suzie at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in Family Yoga community classes commencing in February 2016.
We also offer private family yoga. Our classes are tailored to suit the needs of each family which has wonderful benefits for mums, dads, teens, pre teens and littlies…remember that even the grandparents can get involved. Contact Suzie on 0408020372 or email Suzie at email@example.com to discuss what suits your family.