Sharing the gift of kid’s yoga from the womb into the teenage years, Gecko Yoga offers classes covering the entire spectrum of a child’s formative years.
Birthlight Perinatal Yoga Classes in Clear Water Bay & Central
(pregnancy yoga, birth and 4th trimester postnatal yoga)
Birthlight yoga for pregnancy is accessible to all women, whether they are yoga practitioners or new to yoga. Birthlight has pioneered adaptations of classic yoga from pre-conception to the postnatal year and continues to innovate with both micro-movements and flow sequences. Caring, relaxed and nurturing classes offer a continuity of support that is often missing in maternity services. The positive, active yet relaxed atmosphere of Birthlight classes aims to convey a shared feeling of celebration and enjoyment of this very special time of transformation and growth. The ‘birthlight yoga’ classes tend to have a greater focus on birth preparation with an aim to promote ‘normal’ birth as well as enhancing wellbeing throughout pregnancy. They are an ideal complement to your antenatal care.
Birthlight Postnatal Yoga Classes in Central (without babies)
Postnatal Yoga classes promote greater understanding of the importance of yoga breathing and micro movements to promote core strength, relaxation and nurture for new mothers in the period directly following birth. Simple yoga based practices to re-align the body, balance the mind and emotions. To ensure a progressive transition from gentle postnatal yoga to a more dynamic practice for new mothers to join a general yoga class or other fitness regimes with long lasting health benefits.
This 60 min class is really postnatal yoga for the NEW mum. Designed to help new mothers care for their babies & themselves with greater ease (better posture and alignment, & reduced pain). Classes offer simple techniques to get better rest in short periods and to sleep better between night feeds. It’s a wonderful time for new mum's to be together in a supportive space, to help mothers re-take ownership of their bodies after pregnancy. No prior yoga experience required, dress yourself comfortably for movement. This is a gentle yoga practice in a nurturing environment. These classes are in keeping with Birthlight Postnatal Yoga Certified courses. Birthlight is a world pioneer in the development of Pre & Postnatal Yoga.
Birthlight Baby Yoga Classes in Clear Water Bay & Central
This 60 minute class will highlight that yoga is not done TO babies but WITH babies and we care for parent and child together by supporting positive interaction. We use touch, movement and sound/voice and rhythms interactively and impart techniques for calming babies, improving sleep, reducing constipation and teething irritability.
Baby yoga and massage are not only beneficial for babies but are also enjoyable for the adults involved.
Available for Private Class or Private Group Bookings Only
Toddler yoga is an adaptation of traditional yoga designed to stimulate the mental, physical and emotional faculties of your child with the added benefit of enriching the parent-child relationship. This 45 min class is great fun and can be enjoyed together as it encourages pre-verbal communication and enhances physical confidence for the children and is really a postnatal class for mums. It’s a wonderful time for new mum’s to be together in a supportive space with their toddlers. Guided group discussions will help to further understanding of baby’s development while building a supportive community. No prior yoga experience required, please bring a baby blanket and small toy and dress yourself and your child comfortably for movement. The classes includes postnatal & toddler yoga, massage, song and rhymes and it teaches both adult and child how to relax together. These classes are in keeping with Birthlight Baby Yoga for Toddlers courses. Birthlight is a world pioneer in the development of Baby Yoga. Registration is required for each child (no adult fee).
Gecko Yoga Family Yoga Classes in Clear Water Bay & Central
Gecko Yoga’s Family Yoga Classes are supportive, fun-loving, and active yoga classes. Our yoga classes offer animal asanas (poses), singing songs, storytelling, and lots of play! As their mobility increases, our yoga classes encourage and support their physical explorations. During a Family Yoga class, the focus is on the child to practice standing, sitting, walking, and jumping yoga exercises in a playful and safe environment. Parents also get to do a little yoga, but no yoga experience is required. This class is 45 minutes.
Gecko Yoga Preteen Yoga Classes are taught withplayful, creative exercises and imaginative stories. The classes are designed to stimulate the child’s imagination and natural growing curiosity. Cooperative yoga games, asanas (poses) and music help introduce young children to yoga in a fun, engaging and age-appropriate way. Gecko Yoga preteen yoga classes also explore animated breathing exercises and relaxation techniques to encourage a deeper sense of body & inner awareness.
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This class continues Gecko Yoga’s signature fun-filled kids yoga while introducing flowing, spirited sequences, increasingly challenging balancing poses, and imaginative relaxation tools to nurture the growing independence of 11-13 year olds. Children will improve strength, flexibility, and coordination and learn how to focus and center themselves with various breathing and visualization techniques. Our yoga games encourage healthy socialization and body image. Your child will also develop strength and self-confidence both on and off the yoga mat through our partner poses and team building exercises, breathing and basic anatomy. In this 60 min class our practice is based on kids yoga using positive themes, all the while the kids energy is upped before ending the class with guided relaxation and meditation that is age appropriate brings it back down.
Yoga for Teen Classes in Central
This class can play a role in the development of healthy patterns for teenagers both in posture and attitude. Yoga encourages self-understanding by addressing the connection between body & mind. Yoga for Teens continues Gecko Yoga’s signature fun-filled kids yoga while introducing flowing, spirited sequences, increasingly challenging balancing poses, and imaginative relaxation tools to nurture the growing independence of teenagers. This 60 min class will help raise energy levels, increase muscle tone, and reduce anxiety. Our yoga games encourage healthy socialization, body image and helps develop a calmer mind and stronger body. Your child will also develop strength and self-confidence both on and off the yoga mat through our partner poses, team building and breathing exercises.
Children are inspiring. They don’t analyse, define and categorise things like adults do, and not surprisingly, they are naturals at yoga. Not just at asana, although watching babies in cobra, toddlers in downward dog and school children in handstands, it is clear that this is surely the case too. What is natural for children is their ability to be incredibly focused and present to what they are doing in the moment. This ability is something we often lose as adults and to nurture it in a child as we help build a strong body is a gift they can take into their grown-up years.
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