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Nature Based

Yoga Creative Arts

Workshops for

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We are delighted to be collaborating with Bee Free Kids Yoga and Create Yourself to offer free children's yoga and creative arts sessions in Todmorden.

Our sessions are designed to help children aged 5-11 reconnect with themselves and their environment through yoga, mindfulness and creative activities.

The sessions will take place in a very special location, nestled in the hillside above Bar Street, Todmorden. Here, we'll bring the benefits of yoga and art to children using storytelling, movement, sound, and play in the great outdoors.


Yoga sessions last for 90 minutes and include:

45 MINS - YOGA & BREATHWORK

Yoga introduces a deep sense of body awareness, motor-neuron organisation and gently resets the nervous system to create a shift from “survival” mode to a feeling of internal safety and coping, i.e. from “survive” to “thrive”.

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15 MINS - RELAXATION

As a way of ending the yoga sessions we will encourage the children to consciously rest; this brings a sense of calm and well-being. 

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30 MINS - REFLECTIVE ARTWORK & SNACKS

This is a great time for us to reflect on the yoga sessions, embed what has been learned and come together as a group. The children will create a piece of art to take home. They will also receive breathwork techniques and positive affirmations for themselves and their families can practice at home.

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The final session (August 10th) will be a dedicated nature based creative arts workshop - reconnecting children to their environment through creative activities.

90 MINS - CREATIVE ARTS WORKSHOP

Using foraged materials, children can use the natural world around us to create artwork such as woodland wind chimes, natural mandalas and clay tree faces. All activities are child led to encourage their imaginations to flourish and cultivate their creativity.

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SESSION DATES

When booking a place for your child, please choose from one of the following dates.

JULY

30th

POSTPONED

AUGUST

2nd

2pm-4pm

AUGUST

4th

5pm-7pm

AUGUST

6th

10am-12pm

AUGUST

9th

2pm-4pm

AUGUST

10th

10am-12pm

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Thanks to funding from West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership, we are working in partnership with Invictus Wellbeing and EdShift to deliver these sessions as part of Watch This Space - a range of projects designed to connect young people with nature and improve mental health.​