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Our First Mini Yoga Class!

At 9am on Saturday 30th April, a crowd of keen mini yogis gathered at the Emporium for the first session in Mini Yoga’s new residency…

Established in 2015 by Naomi Thrower, Mini Yoga Wandsworth offers yoga-inspired fun for children from two to eight years old. Each class is based on a story book from our beautiful shop, and the first class was based on The Best Birthday Present Ever, written and illustrated by our own super-talented Ben Mantle.

The story is about Bear’s birthday, and Squirrel wants to give his friend the best birthday present ever. But what do you give the bear who has everything, including the Mallow O’Matic 5000 Marshmallow Canon and the Amazing Pop-Up Castle Tent Which-Looks-Like-A-House-With Two-Floors? Squirrel has just the answer! A stick. Except it’s so much more than a stick…

Naomi took the class on a yoga-inspired journey through the book, with an inventive intertwining of traditional yoga poses and storytelling, which was as captivating for the parents as it was for the mini yogis!

Mini Yoga is running fortnightly at the Emporium. The next session is 14th May, and will be based on Supertato by the wonderful Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet.

Drop-in classes are £10 per child, and can be booked through eventbrite. Please contact Naomi directly to book for the full term, or for more information.


Photos used with permission from The Quick Brown Fox Video Production