I’M ON A MISSION!
Helping children and teens to GROW UP CONNECTED… not to their smartphones but to themselves and the world around them! Through the powerful tools of yoga and mindfulness, KinKou Yoga EMPOWERs children and teens to find BALANCE in their lives, allowing them true CHOICE in their actions, so that rather than react to situations, they know how to RESPOND in ways that reflect what they really want from life. Bringing a sense of PEACE within themselves, a sense of WHOLENESS, that happens as a result of CONNECTION with your mind, body and spirit. Feeling OK with who you are!
Making yoga and mindfulness accessible to young people of all abilities is my passion, my mission and my work!
Growing up can be hard and filled with complicated emotions. Yoga provides a way to be at peace with life, with a healthy body, mind and spirit allowing all life has to offer to be enjoyed with calm and joy.
Yoga works. And you don’t need to take my word for it - there is more and more positive scientific research which continues to prove the benefits are there for anyone who practices regularly:
A stronger, more flexible and balanced body which moves with ease and comfort.
A more focused, emotionally stable mind.
An understanding and love of the real, authentic you - body, mind and spirit.
And a way to bring mind, body and spirit together to live a more integrated and purposeful life.
Who doesn't want all that?! And how AMAZING would it be to have all this introduced to you as you navigate growing up, particularly the often rocky road of adolescence?!!!
KinKou Yoga offers a way for ALL children and teens to be at peace with themselves and their life. Creating a way for them to feel HAPPY, HEALTHY and WHOLE :)
If you’d like the children and teens in your classroom or in your family to grow up knowing a way to be at peace with themselves and their life, if you’d like them to feel HAPPY, HEALTHY and WHOLE, then get in touch!
Love Kathy x
An important side note… classes for children and teens can look VERY different to adult yoga classes. A yoga class for a kindergarten class will look very different to a yoga class for children in Year 4 for example. And a primary school class will look very different to a class for teenagers. On top of age differences, classes that include children with Autism or other challenges will need particular consideration too.
Wherever you decide to find your school or child’s yoga teacher, make sure they are not only a qualified yoga teacher but have specific training and experience in teaching yoga and mindfulness to children and/or teens.
Keen to inspire more yoga teachers to train in and share the tools of yoga with children and teens, I share my experiences during a workshop style session on the Ray of Light Teacher Training.
My own relevant training and qualifications include:
Registered Yoga Teacher of Adults and Children: Yoga Australia
Yoga Teacher Training: Sukha Mukha Yoga
Diploma of Yoga Teaching in Zen Ki Yoga®: The Centre of Yoga
Yoga for Children Training - Foundation, Therapy & Advanced: Zenergy Yoga
Yoga & Mindfulness for Teens: TeenYoga UK
Advanced Yoga Teacher Training for Trauma, Anxiety, Depression & Body Image: Sarah Ball
Mindful Fundamentals & Mindful Educator: Mindful Schools
Teaching Mindfulness to Teens: Centre for Adolescent Studies
Yoga for Children with Special Needs Teacher Training: Yoga In My School
iRest for Children & Teens: Global Family Yoga
Trauma Aware Yoga Teacher Training: Trauma Sensitive Yoga Australia
Mental Health First Aid Certificate: Mental Health First Aid Australia
Registered NDIS provider
Active Kids Registered Provider
All other teachers representing KinKou Yoga are always suitably qualified and experienced with teaching children and teens. All representatives of KinKou Yoga are required to have a current WWCC.