Yoga, mindfulness and a splash of yellow featured at Ramsgate Arts Primary last week in sessions run by Nyla Yoga.
The new yoga company, set up by Zoe Smith, currently holds after school clubs for the children as well as working from its base at Manston Village Hall.
To mark World Mental Health Day last Thursday, Zoe encouraged youngsters to wear yellow in support of the Young Minds charity with £1 donated to the cause for every youngster taking part.
The children also explored ‘superheroes,’ dressing in masks and capes and exploring their own superhero powers
Zoe is trained to teach yoga to children aged between two-and-a-half and 11. She is studying a Diploma in Hatha Yoga for adults, Sivananda lineage, and is soon to be certified under Yoga Alliance for Teen Yoga and Special Yoga for children with Special Educational Needs.
The mum of twins aged five is also a qualified personal trainer specialising in children’s health and fitness and worked for many years supporting and safeguarding children, young people and families in East Kent for Kent County Council and independent agencies.
Zoe said: “The children participated in a really cool yoga class and dressed up as superheroes. We did a warrior affirmation dance, mindful eating with marshmallows and superhero yoga poses. They were all asked to wear an item of yellow to support Young Minds charity.
“Yoga and Mindfulness have so many tangible benefits for children, promoting a healthy mind set and tools to regulate emotions and manage stress.”