I love working with children. I can certainly teach them yoga, but this is not my only goal. Let me explain why working with them is so dear to my heart!
Life can be stressful, and not just for us, but for our children as well. They arrive in an established society with well-defined codes of behavior which, let’s face it, do not leave much room for our individuality to express itself fully.
In the remote tribes of the Amazon, each person has a place, a well-defined role assigned to them, not by need, but by the unique talent that the young adult had demonstrated throughout their evolution.
Imagine that from an early age, you were accepted, welcomed for your uniqueness. Imagine being able to evolve your talents and no matter what they were, they were developed to bring you into adulthood towards a life that was right for you. Does this sound utopian?
The world is changing, no, the world has to change, because we all know that if it doesn’t, we will go straight into a brick wall. We must rebuild a new world. One which embraces the realities of today, but which is reinventing itself in a healthier, more serene and above all, more sustainable way.
I do not lavish a way of life like these remote tribes. I dream of a world where children can grow up in confidence and above all in awareness of who they are. I yearn for a world where everyone has their place and can express themselves with authenticity and fidelity to their true nature so that life becomes part of a passion.
And this is precisely the little boost I want to give to the children in my workshops. I want them to get to know themselves, learn to go within and trust their 6th sense, their intuition, this little mysterious path they secretly know of and is left to the subconscious.
Small children are naturally connected to their Self, but as they grow up, they move on and end up losing it. They evolve year after year and become more and more moulded to the stereotypes of people that companies have needed for decades.
If we want the world to change, we must do so before we take up on it and I find that starting with the children is the right place, because they will be the adults of tomorrow who will have to reinvent this new world.
If this article speaks to you, then why not try this experience? I currently offer Yoga & Fun courses because kids want to have fun too. They are at Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m. for 6-11 year olds and at 3:45 p.m. for 12-16 year olds.