Debs and I have just finished our six week family yoga sessions at Little Hiccups and we were so sad that they have come to an end that we have put another in the diary. They were such joyful times, bringing children and families together with movement, massage, singing and play.
One of the wonderful things that came out of it was the wonderful sense of community with the children and mums and dads. The children were eager to start each time and enjoyed mirroring their parents and wrapping themselves up in the mat like a sausage for the fantastic sensory feedback it gives.
Everything was an invitation to do but after a few weeks, everyone was joining in and anticipating the songs and actions, able to respond. We were able to demonstrate hands-on techniques such as massage to bring about calm and postures to strengthen the balance and encourage interaction. One dad was so impressed with the aromatherapy and massage, he went out to buy oils to massage his daughter at home and has shared his experiences with other parents.
We can’t wait to start the next course in May. If you would like to try-out and see what it is all about, then join us on 9th April where we will be running sessions from the Sensory Room. (Sign up for free here on our Family Fun Day page)
Written by Emily Winter
“We are loving the yoga! The teachers are really fab and Z really enjoys it. We are doing some of the exercises at home and they are really good for relaxing Z and bonding with her. “