WELCOME TO YOGAMINI
Providing Yoga and Mindfulness programs to help children channel energy, relax, focus and feel good
Yogamini provides training courses for yoga instructors, health care professionals, teachers and parents who wish to learn techniques for teaching yoga and mindfulness to children.
YOGA IS A MINDFUL,
FORM OF EXERCISE
in which the emphasis is placed on movement and breathing
in a fun, simple way to appeal to children.
Reading, story-telling, music, creative arts and ecology blend seamlessly with yoga movement to educate the whole child.
- Personal, social and emotional development
- Movement and coordination
- Communication and language
- Creative development
CHILDREN WHO PRACTICE YOGA AND MINDFULNESS
Develop strong and healthy bodies
Have increased focus, improved concentration and longer attention spans
Gain in self-confidence and self esteem
Are encouraged to express their creativity and imagination
Relax and sleep better
Founder of YOGAMINI
She is introducing yoga techniques and mindfulness into primary schools, hospitals (Paris hospital Necker) and museums. Ulrika Dezé is also training teachers, parents and health care professionals.
She is the author of Le yoga de Kika, an illustrated yoga book for children published by Milan .
YOGAMINI has been featured on tv (National news – France 2), Cnews, in the newspapers: Le monde, in various magazines including Vogue, Milk, Figaro Madame, l’Express style and websites such as Famili Tv and Doctissimo.
YOGAMINI OFFERS A SELECTION OF CLASSES IN PARIS
CHILDREN YOGA & MINDFULNESS
Yoga adventures (4 – 7)
In a fun and relaxing environment, children discover yoga through play by imitating animals and nature. Children interact, imagine and exercise together. They have fun while learning to breathe, relax and develop strength, flexibility and balance. The classes include mindful moments, storytelling and drawing.
Children’s classes (8 – 12)
Today’s children are under a tremendous amount of stress, coping with body changes, school, exams and peer pressure. Yoga is a wonderful outlet; it enhances awareness, self-acceptance, self-confidence, and provides them with the skills necessary to cope with stress and promote relaxation. The positive atmosphere and dynamism, music, breathing exercises, quiet reflexion (mindfulness) encourages children to relax. Each class ends with a guided meditation.
- Paris 3th arrondissement
Centre de yoga du Marais
- Paris 4th arrondissement
Centre de Danse du Marais
- Paris 5th arrondissement
International Montessori school – Luxembourg garden
- Paris 4th arrondissement
Ecole des Francs-Bourgeois
FAMILY YOGA AND MINDFULNESS
Musée du Louvre
National Museum of Asian Art Guimet and Musée du Louvre
MINDFUL YOGA FOR ADULTS
- Paris hospital Necker (children’s hospital)
On Sunday morning
- Paris 16th arrondissement
National Museum of Asian Art Guimet
For children with special needs
For adults in small groups (maximum 4)
“LE YOGA DE KIKA”
Age group: for 5 and up
A wonderfully entertaining and educational guide to discovering the benefits of yoga and mindfulness aimed at children.
The heroine of this book, 6 years old Kika, guides children through a simple sequence of postures as they discover how yoga can help them relax and bring awareness and well-being to their daily lives. Delightful illustrations full of humor accompany the child as she unwinds in the company of Kika and her little monkey Yazou.
4 GUIDED MEDITATIONS
Simon Kroug is a franco-swiss artist who draws much of his inspiration from his memories travelling and his time at the school of Art in Casablanca, Morocco. He lives in Lausanne.
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It is possible to use this book in one of two ways: as a complete 40 minute session, composed of 14 postures which are described in detail and accompanied by a poem linked to the theme that the posture evokes, followed by 4 guided meditations to end the session (stories to be listened while lying down, eyes closed).
Learn to teach a yoga class for children with the book “le yoga de Kika”
“Sometimes, at night, I do my yoga breathing to help me fall asleep. I do it before tests as well, to take away stress. Yoga has made me feel stronger inside.“Nicolas. 8 years old, yoga student since 2012, Astrapi Magazine
“Yoga, is breathing life into schools“Le Monde
“When the children leave the yoga class, they are more centred. They are able to concentrate more and I can go into more depth with the teaching that follows.”Caroline Allard, primary teacher
“Sometimes a book isn’t just intended to be read – it’s intended to teach you how to do yoga for example! […] A good idea for a gift to start the new school year in complete serenity“Milk Magazine
“At the end of a class, I can let go, it is very positive.“Marion, childcare professional at the Hôpital Necker (Paris’ biggest children’s hospital)
”The training course is very structured it gives the students the capacity to transmit yoga in an organised class, with a range of postures, interesting mindfulness exercises and the accompanying breathing techniques.“Charlotte, a graduate from the Yogamini Training
CHILDREN’S YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
Yogamini offers 4-hours taster workshops, a 4-day Foundation Course, and a 10 days Children’s Yoga Teacher Training
TEACH A CLASS FOR CHILDREN
WITH THE BOOK “LE YOGA DE KIKA” – 4 HOURS
FOUNDATION COURSE – 30 HOURS
M1: an introduction to teaching yoga to children
This is a 4-day workshop open to yoga teachers, nursery and primary school teachers, PE teachers, therapists or parents who want to start introducing mindful yoga into the lives of children.
This Foundation Course can be undertaken independently or as a part of the full 95-hour Yogamini Certification. 2 years prior yoga practice and some experience with children are advisable.
THE YOGAMINI CERTIFICATION PROGRAM – 10 days
M1 + M2 + M3
It is a 3-moduled program made up of 3 or 4 days and immerses the student into teaching yoga and mindfulness to children. Students are mentored through home study – reading, writing assigments, teaching classes etc.
If you would like any further information, don’t hesitate to contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org