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Yoga for the Whole Family!

Yoga For the Whole Family!

P1100281_2Camyoga teacher Camilla Leyland is leading a new kind of yoga class, where children, parents and grandparents practice together. Could this be a revival of the traditional Indian family?

With government statistics estimating as much as 30% of children in England as overweight or obese, a more active lifestyle is needed. This figure rises to 61.3% in adulthood: so there is a strong argument that families as a whole to be getting on their yoga mats and making this stress busting exercise a group activity. Unlike ballet or gymnastics Yoga is one of the few activities that people seem to do more of in adulthood.

Camilla, speaking about her own daughter says, “By teaching our children yoga, we are giving them a skill and a coping mechanism that they are more likely to use over their whole lifetime.”

“Parents are waking up to the fact that yoga can benefit everyone. Families who come not only get the benefits of a yoga session, but get to bond with the kids.”

When talking about her daughter she says “I was amazed at her ability just from watching me on my mat and having a go.”

Camilla’s daughter Inaya, just 5 years old, has been attending her mother’s family yoga class and has since been able to attend an adult class. “A Family Yoga class is different to kids yoga because its uses adult pose names but it’s similar in that explanations are simplified…The aim is to equip children with the necessary skills to join almost any adult class when they are ready”.

By starting them young, Camilla hopes that kids will come to accept yoga as something they can do for the rest of their lives.

The social function of a family yoga class is also important - likeminded families are able to come together to practice as a community. At Camyoga we offer a special kids menu in our cafe before and after class, and ensure that both kids and adults have their own social spaces in which to laugh, learn and play.


Family Yoga with Camilla Leyland is on the first Saturday of every month at Camyoga Central, 11.30-12.45. Suitable for all ages and abilities. Learn more

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