The weekly class will be run by children aged six and seven, who have recently completed their Junior Yoga Teacher Training Course.
The new Kids-Supporting-Parents Yoga Class will take place every Friday at 5pm. The classes have been launched following the success of Whitespace Studio’s Mindfulness for Kids course which launched in September 2018.
Research confirms that inter-generational experiences can transform the physical, social and emotional wellbeing of both parties, as demonstrated in Channel 4’s hit show Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds.
Deborah Berryman, Yoga Teacher and Studio Director, said: “Kids can be our greatest teachers. We have appointed these kids to teach because they have a natural ability to stay present and in the moment. We want parents to learn this skill of how to not sweat the small stuff, and to deal with stress in a light and playful way using yoga and mindfulness.”
She added: “Kids can be fearless. Having these younger teachers in charge can teach us how to take risks, try something new and let go of what other people think. There’s also a certain purity in a child’s voice and thinking that will help our students to experience a truly calm and safe environment. No previous experience of yoga is necessary – all you need is an open mind.”
Spaces for the new kid-run yoga classes are not yet available to book online, but you can find out more about yoga at Whitespace Studio and how to get started for free here: https://www.whitespacestudio.co.uk/workshops-and-events/beginners-yoga-taster-2/
You can book a space for you and your child on the upcoming Mindfulness for Kids course here: https://www.whitespacestudio.co.uk/mindfulness-for-kids/
Whitespace Yoga and Wellbeing Studio is based in heart of Stony Stratford and offers over 50 classes each week catering to all abilities. The beautiful, light-filled studios are the perfect place to escape the daily stresses and outside noises, melt into your yoga mat and let your practice help you relax and feel healthier.
For further information about Whitespace Studios and its diverse range of classes in Yoga, Pilates or Mediation, visit: http://www.whitespacestudio.co.uk