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“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 […]


“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: 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 […]

From Cradle to Able

I’ve been teaching baby developmental massage & yoga for over 14 years now. One of the reasons I did this, was to support parents with secure attachments and bonding. I worked closed with families with mental health issues and post-natal depression, or where the child had developmental or medical issues. I saw how special and […]

The Greatest Love

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” Martin Luther King Jr When we contemplate the word love, every one of us will have our own views, stories and definition of what it is, because of this: love is a tricky concept to explain, […]

The Power of breath.

“By balancing your breathing, you can control your emotions and calm your mind.  From the quiet mind arises the wisdom and insight that help you make good choices.”  Ilchi Lee According to the most recent Psychiatric Morbidity Survey (2000): 3 million people suffer from anxiety in the UK.  I am one of these people. My […]

The Emoto Peace Project

THE EMOTO PEACE PROJECT Hello, I’m Carol Stout, Education Director for The Emoto Peace Project, (EPP)  UK and Ireland. The Mini Me Yoga programme uses Dr Emoto as a unique element and technique to remind children to think positively through a creative and magical way. The EPP was set up by Dr Masaru Emoto. His […]