What can I expect my child to get out of the camp?
The Camp is designed to improve both the physical and emotional wellbeing of children. Yoga offers many benefits including increased physical flexibility, improved balance, concentration and coordination, improved confidence and self-esteem and reduces stress and anxiety.
Each day, the camp is sure to create lasting memories that go beyond the artwork they will be bringing home, including new friendships, and a foundation for health and well-being.
Will Lunch be Provided?
Yes! Lunch and drinks will all be provided by the hotel. These need to be pre-ordered by us so it is important to book in advance. Outside food and drink is not permitted on the premises.
Lunch will include a sandwich, fruit and a drink of squash. We will be taking an early lunch after all the physical activity at 11am so please encourage your child to have a good breakfast to keep them going until then.
Will Yoga Mats be provided?
We would encourage you to bring your own mat with you each day if possible. There are often very good deals on mats in shops such as Aldi, Homestore or TK Max.
If however it is not possible, please let us know in advance and we can provided your child with one of ours for the duration of the camp.
What should my child wear?
Please ensure children are wearing comfortable clothing that they can move around in freely. We may get a little messy in the afternoon but as parents ourselves, we will be making sure everything we use will come out in the wash easy enough.
What are the benefits of Yoga and mindfulness?
Yoga poses and activities give young children a better awareness of their own bodies and how they move. This can help develop self-care skills such as washing and getting dressed independently. Here are some specific examples:
Animal yoga poses such as crocodile increase a child’s awareness of the mid-line of their body. This awareness improves skills such as zipping up jackets, enabling children to get dressed more easily. Other poses such as snake pose activate neck, shoulder and hand muscles. This builds strength, supporting fine motor skills such as tying shoelaces. Activities such as wriggling fingers in mouse pose strengthen fingers and wrists, which are needed for pen control. The classes encourage a child’s independence with regards to self-care. Each class starts with a routine to get ready for our adventure. This encourages children to think about making good choices and taking care of themselves in everyday life.
The list of benefits is huge and more can be found on the home at www.amazingmeyoga.ie
The Benefits of arts and crafts for children
Taking part in arts and crafts allows childrens creativity to thrive, it boosts brain power, improves motor skills, promotes self expression and teaches perseverance. Practicing art can be a from of meditation and can be a great tool in reducing stress and anxiety. It can really improve a child's emotional wellbeing and contribute to them feeling good about themselves.
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