May 22, 2018

Whether I am teaching 2 year olds or 10 year olds, Belly Buddies is always a popular activity.  This is a great way to get your child to relax and focus on their breath.  Using the belly balloon breathing technique children enjoy moving their buddy using the power of t...

May 21, 2018

Cat pose is not only a wonderful back stretch but a fun pose which engages children's imaginations as they noisily turn from a happy cat to a sad/scared cat.  

1. Come onto all fours, wrists under shoulders, knees under hips. Spread yo...

February 2, 2018

We all experience uncomfortable feelings from time to time, such as feeling worried, sad, upset, cross, frustrated, embarrassed, stressed, tired, etc.   These feelings can make our thoughts cloudy and can stop us enjoying the what is happening now. 

Try lookin...

February 2, 2018

Toddlers will often naturally move into Down Dog.  It is a fabulous whole body stretch.  I wonder what type of dog you will be? 

1.  Come onto all fours. Hands under shoulders, knees under hips.

2.  Tuck your toes under, breathe in and send your hips up.

3....

December 7, 2017

High 5

This month's Mindful Moment is one of my favorite calming activities.  It is a great way to teach children about the power of their breath because you don't need anything other than your hands, it is quick, easy to remember and it works!

1. Hold up...

December 6, 2017

It might look easy, but there is quite a lot going on with Stick (staff) Pose. 

1. Sit on your 'sitting bones' with a tall, straight back.

2. Stretch your legs out straight in front of you. Keep them glued together,

2. Bring your hands to the floor by your hips, pulling y...

November 14, 2017

The Wonder Tree’s mission is to empower children, to grow their inner and outer strength. Each session starts and ends with the Sanskrit word ‘nameste’ which ultimately means ‘respect’. It is the class rule – to respect yourself and others. By combining the power of yo...

November 2, 2017

Belly Balloon / Balloon Breath

This is a great activity to introduce your child to deep, slow breathing.

1. Sit with your legs crossed and your back tall or lie down on your back.

2. Place your hands on your belly and close your eyes.

3. Pretend your belly is a balloon.  A...

November 2, 2017

Learn a yoga pose.

October 26, 2017

BBC News article about how successful yoga has been in helping autistic children at one Special Needs school:

Pupil: 'Yoga tells the worries to go away'

'The Wonder Tree' can provide children's yoga and mindfulness Intervention / Nurture sessions in your school.  Find ou...

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