Information on the Relax Kids Classes
Children are encouraged to use their body movements imagination to the full and and bodies and imaginations are engaged and stimulated. Relax Kids activity classes are carefully structured using the unique and focussed 7 step system which leads children confidently through natural energy levels, directing high energy to low energy. Children feel engaged and the sessions are fun and energetic whilst ultimately relaxing and restorative for both body and mind
Movement – incorporates dance and movement, encouraging development of core physical skills, improves coordination, boosts energy, circulation and a healthier immune system whilst helping release endorphins.
Games and Play – range of energetic and fun games that ultimately relax. The drama-based thought provoking games encourage and promote social skills and awareness. They will help build children’s confidence and social, interaction and communication skills. They further develop focus and concentration.
Stretching and Balance – A set of yoga-inspired stretches are carefully demonstrated and used by the children to lengthen and stretch bodies and so improve postural awareness. These exercises help release physical tension, develop motor skills, body awareness, balance and flexibility.
Massage – Children are given the choice of taking part in self and or peer massage (with parental consent). These calming exercises promote positive touch and encourage respect, communication and empathy amongst peers. Children become aware of their own bodies and learn to respect others. Positive touch boosts the immune system, calms the nervous system, helps the production of Oxytocin and Endorphins and lowers stress levels in children.
Breathing – a range of child friendly exercises encourage deep breathing. These exercises help calm the nervous system and children feel the immediate effects whilst being taught how to use these techniques effectively for themselves. Breathing exercises also improve concentration and focus.
Affirmations – incorporates a range of games and circle time activities that enable children to confidently use positive affirmations and self praise. These enjoyable games and exercises include the use of affirmation cards and help improve children’s emotional health and literacy. They also encourage the development of positive neurological pathways and promote and improve self confidence and self esteem. They also encourage the release of endorphins as children think and speak positively.
Visualisation – incorporates deep body relaxations, mindfulness exercises, guided imagery and visualisations. These exercises help release physical and mental tension, lower blood pressure, increase body awareness and give children tools to stress and self management tools. Done regularly, these exercises can help relieve fatigue and promote deeper sleep while improving child anxiety. Improved deep sleep and general relaxation will improve concentration, listening skills, and memory retention whilst expanding the child’s imagination and creativity.