Children

“Melissa was lovely, warm and positive – very welcoming to all. The techniques are great – simple and easy. Loved the workshop, thank you!” Enjoyments of kids yoga by Elexie aged 7

Parents

Kate’s wonderful energy and love for fun yoga is contagious! I really had a fantastic time learning simple tools to share with my daughter and her friends. There is so much joy in reconnecting with our inner child too. These four hours were the best investment for our family and yoga has become part of our daily routine ever since. Thank you Kate!Lots of love and magic to you. Big kisses. N xxx

Lucia practices yoga – is a reiki master, reflexology and a trainee physiotherapy. After attending a Yoga for kids workshop ran by Kate, I felt inspired.My little girls wake up early, around 5.30am and we began to do yoga altogether. We had a box of stuffed toys, the cards and the living room carpet, sat down and started.

“I liked the simplicity of the workshop and hot it is suitable for all ages of children – I loved every minute, thanks.”

Your classes are very well paced and the combination of practice as you teach and music is fab.
Just one thing the cards are excellent just give people handouts of points so they remember after to look back at notes. Christine Gordon – Head of RIA Centre of Autism & Special Needs

“I found each aspect of the day very informative and interesting. I will be following through with reading up on some of the material Melissa suggested. Thank you so much.”

“I like yoga because it make you healthy and it make your muscles stronger and I like the lion pose best and Acacia’s favourite is the snake pose. Yoga helps you to breathe from your belly and helps your brain work hard at school.”

“I did the training with Amanda only 2 days ago but already Mini Me Yoga has become a part of my family’s daily routine! A very enjoyable workshop with a fantastic facilitator and a program that is easy to follow, and the best part is you don’t need to be an expert on yoga to do it. My children love it. My 11 year old daughter said that she feels so peaceful when sending out positive energy. I will be using it both at home and in my future work with children.”

“What I liked most about the workshop was how to translate the yoga poses for different ages of kids.”

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Dear Kate, I would just like to thank you for this wonderful workshop last Saturday. It was a lot of fun and all the participants enjoyed it.The members of staff really benefitted from the easy way in which you introduced the idea of yoga and breathing.

“What I liked most about the workshop was the Magick Yoga Cards and sending love, thank you.”

“I enjoyed all of it, everyone was so fun and friendly. Looking forward to finding out more on being an Ambassador.”

“I loved the relaxed, fun and open space to learn and play in. Thank you so much for this wonderful workshop.”

“It unlocked ideas that I didn’t know we’re possible – I really was surprised to learn so many new things – THANK YOU! Xxx.”

Educators

Age 11 – Suki used to get very anxious during anytime there was assessment or tests. She began to get upset every time SATS were mentioned. After going through the programme, she was able to use the tools to calm. Suki not only came out of her exam smiling but has reportedly done well on her SATS.

Age 8 – Finley used to have nightmares and come to school very tired. He uses part of the programme at home before bed and parents have reported no more nightmares. He is more alert and ready to learn.

Age 10 – Bradley is very bright and is used to grasping concepts first time. When he doesn’t, he would have a meltdown and disrupt the class. He used part of the programme, which enabled him to refocus and change his attitude to learning.

“Wasn’t sure what to expect but I really learned a lot and so enjoyed the fun and new approach…what we did today really excited me and made me look forward to sharing yoga with the grandchildren and the fun we can have together” – Attendee at Community Workshop

Age 6 – Amelia would get angry and upset easily, making her an easy target for peers to wind up. Teaching her the 15 min Programme, she can now successfully walk away from them and has the tools to calm herself down.

Age 2 – Oscar would bite other children when he got frustrated, MMY has given him the tools to stop this. He now does a part of the programme everyday and the biting has ceased.

“We were given practical ideas that will be easy to implement. I thoroughly enjoyed the training and felt calm and energised afterwards!” – Harehills Primary School, Leeds

*These are real life case studies however names have been changed

Ambassadors

I personally got into yoga more during the first lockdown where I had more time to practise and learn about its advantages. Following this, I started creating a social media platform to share yoga practises with others with the same interest which gradually built into and aspired into the idea of teaching yoga for children. After researching into the different platforms which offer training for teaching children yoga, I realised that MMY was best suited

Mini Me Yoga Ambassador Training I have a background as a primary school teacher and early years lead for the past 18 years so I am highly invested in the emotional development and mental wellbeing of children and this has always been a priority in my teaching alongside the required academics. When my own son began showing signs of heightened anxiety 3 years ago at the age of 9, I soon realised that, in spite

“I started my MMY journey is September 2019, I had barely started my journey when we had to rethink what we knew. MMY as a whole has done an amazing job at adjusting to online. The free online trainings from other ambassadors were so helpful. I’ve always been a wiz with social media, but when it came to work I was unsure, learning what gets the best traction and how best to use algorithms was

I have been doing the role for over two years and trained with Kate for one day in Staffs. I also did three refresher training sessions on line with Kate last summer. I found it easy to pick up, and started in Norfolk training one lady. After that I trained one man who was a teacher and then promoted it at Mind Body Spirit Fairs.

“I trained as a MMY ambassador in September 2019 and had the most amazing weekend learning all about the programmes and how they can support children and caregivers. I have also completed a number of free trainings from fellow ambassadors including how to set up and run holiday clubs, working with special needs, and using makaton signs with MMY postures – all of these have been really useful in terms of growing my business but

I attended the Foundation workshop for adults. I fell in love with all aspects of the programme and really enjoyed sharing the 15 minute programme with my own children. I saw the benefits Mini Me Yoga were bringing to our children and our family life. I wanted to share these techniques with other parents so I trained as a Mini Me Yoga Ambassador. As an Ambassador I was able to become self-employed and deliver workshops

10 days ago I became a Certificated Mini Me Yoga Ambassador and in that short space of time I have been fortunate to introduce parts of this wonderful programme so far to 56 young children. Amazing today at a session to bring the energy down and let 19 children begin to relax by colouring their own Easter mandala. ❤

Testimonials

“Loads of fun and practical ideas of how to use with my mindees who vary in ages from 2-12! Love the flexibility of the programme.”

I am thoroughly enjoying teaching the Mini Me Yoga initial program combined with the Explorer’s Club to the wonderful children of a local crèche in Cork. Each week, we have a new theme for our 35 minute class and the children enjoy it more and more. A quote from a 4 year old girl in the class last week was “Mini Me Yoga games are really fun”.