As Mum to two brilliant girls I endeavour to introduce my daughters to the mindful practises that serve me so well through life’s challenges. These practises keep my mind, body and energy in a healthy state of balance and result in my enjoying life with a deep sense of contentment. Having trained with Calm For Kids’ Christiane Kerr and Special Yoga’s Jyoti Jo Manuel it is my pleasure to be introducing these techniques to children, their families and teachers.
MINDFULNESS involves learning to focus our attention on what we are experiencing in the present moment without judgment. Watching our breath and bodily sensations brings our focus into what is real now and allows us to observe the thoughts and emotions that will flow through us if we let them, rather than us feeling led, caught up, distracted and disrupted by them. This can feel like a breath of fresh air and can lead us into a place of creation and healing where we can see our situations in a new light, let go of the past and make changes that result in greater wellbeing.
BRILLIANT BEINGS uses yoga and gentle mindful movement with breath to anchor us fully into our bodies, along with breathing and sensory exercises, games, music, art, storytelling and relaxation to help children experience the calming benefits of focusing their attention on now. These sessions are a lot of fun and offer children the most valuable of gifts; methods they can employ to help themselves become resilient in the face of life’s challenges and to experience mental, emotional and physical well-being.
Brilliant Beings sessions have no religious content and are suitable for all.
Sarah’s has completed the following training programmes;
- Calm for Kids; Teaching Yoga to Children (2.5-12yrs) 2013.
- Calm for Kids; Teaching Mindfulness and Meditation to Children 2013.
- MISA; Massage In Schools Programme Instructor 2015.
- Calm for Kids; Teaching Yoga to Teenagers 2016.
- Special Yoga; Special Yoga and Mindfulness for Autism and ADHD 2018.
Sarah is fully CRB checked and also trained in Reiki and paediatric first aid.
MENTALLY children can experience;
- improved focus, concentration and memory
- a calmer and quieter mind
- creative and imaginative stimulation
- better communication between the right and left brain hemispheres
- a more positive attitude
EMOTIONALLY children can experience;
- increased self-awareness and empathic understanding
- increased self-esteem and confidence as these activities are non competitive and inclusive of all personality types
- increased emotional stability
- a greater sense of calm, general well-being and happiness
PHYSICALLY children can experience;
- increased strength, stability, flexibility, co-ordination and balance in harmony with their natural development
- healthier skeletal posturing habits assisting in the healthy functioning of organs
- improved physical and energetic circulation and hormone regulation
- exercising the body in a balanced way working all muscle groups equally
- healthier sleep patterns