Kids uses a unique seven step system during each class to help children to release energy then gradually calm down throughout the session to a guided relaxation at the end.
Classes are themed and are fun for kids of all ages, there are lively games, crafts, mindful games, yoga stretches, self/peer massage, positive affirmations, breathing exercises and visualisations in a typical hour's class. The children have fun while learning valuable techniques to help them to increase their confidence and self esteem, calm their emotions and relax.
Previous themes have included -
Time Travel Adventures Incredible Intergalactic Adventures Extraordinary Earth Adventures Detective Adventures Confidence Bootcamp Superhero Adventures Happiness Adventures Brilliant Me! Back To Calm Around the World Adventures Christmas "Elf Esteem" Woodland Adventures
WARNING!! Side effects include better behaviour, improved sleep, increased concentration at school and random acts of kindness 🙂
The Relax Kids Seven Steps are:
Move - Movement and warm up games to improve circulation, release endorphins, boost energy and develop
flexibility, co-ordination, balance and strength.
Play - Mindfulness games to encourage social interaction, improve communication and co-operation and develop
confidence, self esteem, language and social skills
Stretch - Stretching improves circulation and boosts the immune system, promotes balance and mental calm,
sharpens concentration and decreases tension
Feel - Peer/self massage lowers stress levels and relieves tiredness, helps relax
muscles and calms the nerves, promotes better social contact, respect and
communication and improves the circulation and stimulates the lymphatic system.
Breathe - Mindful breathing brings energy to the respiratory system, calms the
nerves, develops concentration and clarity and helps to reduce anger, anxiety and
Believe - Positive affirmations promote positive thinking, help to develop
confidence, boosts self esteem and improves emotional resilience
Relax - Mindful relaxation improves concentration, listening skills and memory,
improves mental and emotional health, promotes deeper, better quality sleep and
develops imagination and creativity.
I run weekly themed classes and occasional workshops at Mirfield Community Centre, Water Royd Lane, Mirfield WF14 9SG during term time.
Classes are bookable as a course as they have a different theme each half term, however there is no reason why your child can't join in half way through. Current courses and prices are on the "classes and courses" tab along with a booking link.