WELCOME TO YOGAMINI

Providing Yoga and Mindfulness programs to help children channel energy, relax, focus and feel good

  • Children classes

    Children classes

  • Family classes

    Family classes

  • Adult classes

    Adult classes

Yogamini offers private and public classes in Paris, for children and adults.
Classes are provided in STUDIOS, HOSPITALS, MUSEUMS and SCHOOLS.

Yogamini provides training courses for health care professionals, teachers who wish to learn techniques for teaching yoga and mindfulness to children.

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YOGA IS A MINDFUL,
NON-COMPETITIVE
FORM OF EXERCISE

in which the emphasis is placed on movement and breathing

Traditional yoga techniques and mindfulness have been adapted
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.
Each class stimulates the child’s physical, intellectual, emotional wellbeing by encouraging:

  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Movement and coordination
  • Communication and language
  • Creative development

CHILDREN WHO PRACTICE YOGA AND MINDFULNESS

  • Strength

    Develop strong and healthy bodies

  • Concentration

    Have increased focus, improved concentration and longer attention spans

  • Self-confidence

    Gain in self-confidence and self esteem

  • Creativity

    Are encouraged to express their creativity and imagination

  • Flexibility

    Increase flexibility

  • Relaxation

    Relax and sleep better

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ULRIKA DEZÉ

Founder of YOGAMINI

Ulrika Dezé based in Paris, is the Franco-Swedish founder of YOGAMINI, a fun, educational program aimed at children, families and professionals. She has an MA in Education and has been teaching yoga for more then ten years.

She is introducing yoga and mindfulness into elementary schools, museums and hospitals settings. Ulrika Dezé is also training teachers and health care professionals. Her aim is to help her students acquire the skills that will help them to meet challenges and to develop their physical, mental and emotional strength. Her classes provide a friendly, non-competitive and reassuring space for her students’ creativity and emotions to express themselves. She explores different ways of incorporating music, arts, ecology, and foreign languages into yoga.

She is the author of Anytime Yoga an illustrated yoga book for children published by Shambala-Bala Kids (september 2019) .

and the game Le Mémo Yogamini (yogamini 2017).

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

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CHILDREN YOGA & MINDFULNESS

Yoga adventures (3 – 6)

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 (7 – 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.

In studios

  • Paris 3th arrondissement
    Centre de yoga du Marais
  • Paris 4th arrondissement
    Centre de Danse du Marais

In museums

  • Musée Guimet des arts asiatiques
  • Centre Pompidou
  • Musée du Louvre

In schools

  • Paris 4th arrondissement
    Ecole des Francs-Bourgeois

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FAMILY YOGA AND MINDFULNESS

On a monthly basis in Paris museums.

Musée du Louvre

Centre Pompidou

National Museum of Asian Art Guimet


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MINDFUL YOGA FOR TEENS AND ADULTS

And regularly mindfulness and yoga workshops in collaboration with Geneviève Hamelet, MBSR and MBCT instructor and Founding member and President at ADM (Association for the Development of Mindfulness in France).
On a weekly basis for the health care professionals

  • Paris hospital Necker (children’s hospital)

On Sunday morning

  • Paris 16th arrondissement
    National Museum of Asian Art Guimet
  • Private classes

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PRIVATE CLASSES

For children with special needs
For adults in small groups (maximum 4)

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THE BOOK
“ANYTIME YOGA”

By Ulrika Dezé, and Simon Kroug (illustrator)

Age group: 4 to 8
Publisher: Shambala- Bala kids
16,95

Simple yoga poses for kids to practice throughout the day, for waking up, focus, energize and calm whenever they need.  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, and her little monkey Yazoo, 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.

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14 POSES
4 GUIDED MEDITATIONS

Join Kika and her little monkey Yazoo as they introduce 14 simple yoga poses for kids. Each pose in this book includes easy-to-follow instructions and will show kids how yoga can help them relax, develop focus, and increase their sense of well-being. Organized by ‘awake’, ‘focus’, ‘energize’, ‘calm ‘poses, you can tailor the series to either help kids start moving in the morning or increase concentration at school or before homework. Wether you have 15 minutes or an hour, the series of poses are adaptable and can be done with just one kid or in a larger classroom setting. The book also includes four guided meditations that can be read aloud to complement the yoga practices.
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Learn to teach a yoga class for children with the book “Anytime yoga”
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Testimonials

  • “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
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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

These courses have been co-created by a European group of dedicated and passionate children’s yoga teachers who have each contributed in their specialized fields.
The ethics and philosophy of traditional yoga and mindfulness have been blended with today’s curriculum requirements, to form a fun practice that educates, stimulates, relaxes and exercises the “WHOLE” child.

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TEACH A  CLASS FOR CHILDREN
WITH THE BOOK “ANYTIME YOGA” – 4 HOURS

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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.

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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.

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CONTACT

If you would like any further information, don’t hesitate to contact me on yogaminicontact@gmail.com