Health & Wellness
Sanctuary Asanas: Slow Flow Yoga for Compassionate Kids!
Through a combination of shapes, movements, and mindfulness, learners will be introduced to cows, pigs, rabbits, cats, and a number of other rescued animals at a sanctuary. My language is inquiry-based and invitational to empower children.
Madeleine Lifsey, M.A.T. (she/her)
109 total reviews for this teacher
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45 minute class
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Children will learn a short asana flow (physical practice) with engaging, accessible movement and a short Savasana meditation at the end. Most of the asanas are related to specific animals, and the children will get to channel the personality and quirks of that animal in every shape. This class includes a slideshow of real animal images all the way through, with live video of me guiding the children through the shapes alongside the photos. This helps children who learn best with active,...
Students will learn a yoga sequence involving asana (physical body shapes) and meditation. This is not merely an exercise class. All asanas can be adapted for all bodies and abilities.
I have completed a 200-hour teacher training with Contemporary Yoga Teacher Training in Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand. Learn more at https://yogateachertraining.nz/. I am also trained in Kids Yoga from Yoga Foster (New York, USA) and Yogawood (New Jersey, USA).
There is no homework, but learners are welcome to view the video and explore this sequence as many times as they like in their own time, trying out different adaptations of each shape.
Ongoing, non-judgemental support will be given throughout the class to ensure that learners are getting the most out of each shape.
45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
This is not an exercise class. However children will be gently moving their bodies, so an open space in which to stretch their arms and legs and to lie down is needed. Falling over in a light balance shape like Tree is possible. Adult supervision, appropriate clothing (loose or stretchy), and a soft surface (yoga mat, grass, or carpet) is necessary to avoid injury. Please advise me before class if your child has any physical disabilities that may impact their ability to do stretches and balance shapes. I am happy to accomodate for all bodies. Footwear: The safest and easiest way to practice yoga is barefoot. Children may wear sneakers/running shoes if more comfortable that way. Socks are fine during the sitting and lying down portions of the class but can cause slipping if worn without shoes during the standing and stretching portions of the class.
Madeleine Lifsey, M.A.T. (she/her)
Student-centred, inquiry-based educator and yoga teacher
🇳🇿Lives in New Zealand
109 total reviews
233 completed classes
Hello, my name is Madeleine (pronouns she/her), and I'm so excited to get to know you and learn with you! I am passionate about education as a means to empower children to change the world. My students and I learn through engaging small group...
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