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Mini Me Yoga and Classroom Culture

We hear more and more about how mental health and wellness affect children, but what Mini Me Yoga addresses is the actual culture in the classroom- how teachers and students interact with each other. Teachers deal with incredible stressors, as do the little ones they teach. So many expectations are placed on everyone to perform […]

Sharing the Joy of Mini Me Yoga

My son Thomas and I have been doing Mini Me Yoga for a couple of years. We were introduced to Mini Me Yoga through his primary school and we attended a student and parent afterschool Mini Me Yoga Club. Thomas had a challenging start to life; being a premature baby 12weeks early, and having numerous […]

Growth Mindset

Growth Mindset is a term that is now commonly used in schools; and you will sometimes hear people talk about it in wellbeing settings too. Growth Mindset was a term coined by Dr. Carol Dweck following her research into student’s attitude to failure. Dr. Dweck identified that people either had a Growth Mindset or a […]

The Science of Anxiety

As well as Mini Me Yoga, I work with a lot of families and their children, helping with specific difficulties they may be having. A few months ago created a survey to find out what parents were most worried about regarding their child: Anxiety, Anger, Depression, ADHD, Inability to Concentrate, Social Media and the Digital […]

“Be the best you can be”

“It doesn’t matter if you’re at university, school or even nursery, it’s never too late and you’re never too young to learn about taking care of yourself mentally and physically”. The CEO of Mini Me Yoga Ashley Costello, has just been chosen to do a TedX talk in her local town Northwich, Cheshire. The theme […]

Searching for Harmony and Peace in the Family… (part 1)

It’s Friday morning and you offer your little ones a quick snack before getting them ready for a GP appointment. You spread peanut butter on a piece of toast, cut it into triangles and serve. However, instead of a grateful “thank you”, at the sight of the triangularised toast, your 3 year old bursts into […]

Yoga Stories

“If you want your children to be smart, tell them stories. If you want them to be really smart, tell them more stories. If you want your children to be brilliant, tell them more stories.” Albert Einstein Storytelling is a universal human instinct – stories help us make sense of and inject value and meaning […]

Connection

“Relationships that are ‘connecting’ and allow for collaboration appear to offer children a wealth of interpersonal closeness that supports the development of many domains, including social, emotional, and cognitive functioning.” Daniel J. Siegel, 2001 I chat about connection with all the families I work with, and pretty much anyone who will listen to me! So […]

“ENERGY FOR PLAY AND FRIENDS ”

Energy for play and friends: Increase your children’s enjoyment of playtime whilst also aiding their development of: creative problem solving, cooperation and logical thinking. The dictionary definition for energy is ‘The strength and vitality required for sustained physical or mental activity’, highlighting the two most important aspects of any child’s well being, early development and […]