Parent & child yoga, Brighton Natural Health Centre

Teacher: 
Leonie Taylor
Date and Time Information: 
Thursday 10:00am - 11:00am

 Parent & toddler yoga is a great way to support yourself physically and emotionally as a parent, and you can bring your toddler too.

Wednesdays 9.30-10.30 at Phoenix Community Centre, opposite The Level
Thursdays, 10-11am, Brighton Natural Health Centre.
Cost: £10 drop in

  • Reconnect: ground yourself. Toddlers benefit greatly from seeing parents practise yoga and meditation – it helps model how to cope with and ease stress.
  • Rebuild: strengthen, stretch and tone, and increase physical and emotional flexibility to help handle the demands of family life.
  • Increase energy levels: postural awareness and breath work can help create more vitality.
  • Community: meet other like-minded parents
  • And breathe: yoga classes are a great way to centre and focus, find space and to experience just being amidst all that constant doing.
  • Shift self-perception: yoga helps you recognise that nothing is static, so emotional and physical sensations are constantly moving. This can help us to deal with the challenges of parenthood.
  • Enjoy! yoga classes are light, fun and relaxing, setting you up for the day ahead. Toddlers can play or join is as they like. Always advisable to bring a favourite (quiet!) toy and a snack too.

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‘Let not a person revive the past
Or on the future build his hopes,

For the past has been left behind
And the future has not been reached.

Instead, with insight, let him see
Each presently arisen state;
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Invincibly, unshakeably.

Today, the effort must be made;
Tomorrow, Death may come, who knows?
No bargain with Mortality
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— The Majjima Nikaya (The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha)