Yoga is a great way to build confidence and awareness through creative engagement with the body and breath.
Regular Yoga can help to safely develop strength, mobility, coordination and physical awareness at any stage of childhood.
Yoga is more than a physical exercise class: through Yoga, children can learn to concentrate better, to relax and to reduce anxiety by regulating breath and emotions.
It is also proven to be greatly beneficial for children with specific physical or mental individuality.
Jeni has been practising yoga for over 15 years and has been teaching children's yoga classes for over three years, working in schools, after-school clubs and privately at homes. She has studied and practised many branches including Hatha, Ashtanga, Tantra, Iyengar and Kundalini. She has had the privilege of gathering knowledge and guidance from yoga teachers in India, Thailand, the UK and Australia. She completed a Yoga Teacher Training course, accredited by Yoga Alliance, in Thailand in 2013 and has completed Yoga and Mindfulness for Children Teacher Training with The Special Yoga Foundation. Jeni has also trained as a Somatic Movement Teacher with Tanya Fitzpatrick and James Knight and is a qualified Gymnastics coach.
Jeni is passionate about providing a yoga experience for children that is fun, creative and packed full of positive and beneficial experiences, encouraging self-exploration, kindness, community, gratitude and individuality. As a natural health practitioner, Jeni also brings in many brain integration techniques that help children to be able to relax, concentrate and to find stillness.
For information about group, private or bespoke classes or workshops, please contact Jeni directly.
To find out more about how yoga can help your child, please contact Jeni directly.
I found that Jeni's yoga class was very fun and it helped my body be flexible and relaxed. Jeni is an amazing person!
Jeni is very kind and caring with all of us children!
— Estrella, 8 years old
Jeni has been coming to our house and spending time with all three of my children teaching them yoga. Jeni has been fantastic with all three and is a lovely person too!
— Jo (Mother of Hannah, 10; Will, 8 and Tom, 5)
Having observed Jeni teaching yoga to children aged 8-13, I can conclude that her knowledge and practice is imparted exceptionally. The environment in which Jeni facilitates is calm yet focussed, which enables students to discover an approach that is useful for their mind and body.
— Nicola Bridges, Supervisor, Ecole Jeannine Manuel London