We are getting very excited for Halloween and have been practising our Halloween poses. Take a moment in each pose to breath. To add more fun, why not try to roll like a pumpkin. We will be posting Five Little Pumpkins story with Lámh signs over the coming day.

Halloween Yoga Poses
🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃
Pumpkin - Child’s pose
Late - Moon pose
Witch - Dancer pose
We don’t care - Corpse Pose
Let’s run - Running fast, knees high
Halloween’s fun - Leaping frog pose
Wind - Tree pose swaying your branches in the wind
Lights out - Bend forward and touch your toes.
#Littlecubsyoga
#Halloweenposes
#Fivelittlepumpkins
#Singsignandpose
#remembertobreath
#Halloweenfun
# 🧙‍♀️ 🎃 👻 🕷 🧙‍♂️
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MINDFUL HALLOWEEN DEEP BREATHING EXERCISE 🎃

This mindful and positive breathing exercise will aid in helping a child to self regulate and help relive them from sensory overload, nervousness, anxiety or worries etc.

Knowing a coping strategy can set children up for success in learning or social situations.

Print out a picture of a pumpkin. Ask the children to colour the pumpkin and it’s ridges. Then guide the children through the breathing technique as they trace the ridges of the pumpkin. 🎃
#Breathingexercise
#Copingstrategy
#Selfregulate
#Mindfulbreathing
#Halloween
#Pumpkinbreaths
#Traceupanddown
#Deepbreaths
#Wellbeing
#Peacefulandcalm
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Over the last few weeks we’ve been mixing our senior and junior class together. How did it work out? Amazingly.🌟
The older Yogies were able
and very willing to help the littler yogis with tasks like outdoor hunts and arts and crafts etc. The younger children taught their older peers that just because I’m little doesn’t mean I can’t. In truth, it worked a dream. Our yoga poses were taught from basic to challenging (little kids really do amaze us). It taught us that being mindful can bring all ages and abilities together to work as a team.
Our classes are every Friday in Portmarnock and all ages and abilities are welcome. 🙏
#Littlecubsyoga
#Intergrated
#classesforlittleones
#classesforolderones
#Intergratedclasses
#nottoeasy
#nottohard
#learningtogether
#learningfromoneanother
#everyfriday
#bookingessential
#yoga
#yogafun
#posesgamesstoriesart
#learntorelax
#learntobreath
#learningtobepeaceful
#happyhealthypeaceful
#littlecubsyoga
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APPLE APPLE TREE 🌳🍎🎶. We just love this little APPLE
TREE SONG 🍎🌳🎶. It includes 3 yoga poses, a movement exercise and a breathing technique. A great way to get the children moving, calm and aware of their bodies. Of course, a little Lámh signing is always lots of fun too.
#Appletree
#hipcircles
#breathingtechnique
#Lámhsigning
#Sing
#Happy
#wellbeing
#Calm
#Strong
#Littlecubsyoga
#Availabletoallschools&clubs
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Scavenger hunts never get old. Not only are they a really good mindful practise but they are super educational and fun. They can be used in schools, classes or as part of a home schooling program. Today I found them really useful for two of my children off school. Encase your wondering, the blackberries were super yummy and came in really handy when we had a hypoglycaemia moment.
How beautiful are the red berries (we don’t eat red berries) and remember, always check with an adult before you eat from nature.
#mindulmomentwithmybabies
#mindfulwalks
#berries
#sunflowers
#acorns
#squirrels
#nature
#Openness
#homeschooling
#schoolclassactivity
#activetysheetforallages
#activityforallabilities
#feelthewind
#smelltheflowers
#hugatree
#feelafeather
#crunchtheleaves
#seehearsmeelfeeltouch
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What fun we had on Friday. It was so lovely to see all our regulars back and welcome our new comers too. Our autumn mindful scavenger hunt was a great success and all our 5 sensors were fully charged. We learnt why we do yoga and practised all our poses with the use of Our popular song ‘Yoga Makes Us Strong’ and we practised balance, coordination and concentration, colours and counting during our To-Ga game. Our tree poses we’re so steady not even the wind could blow us over. We learnt our calm down finger tapping technique and ended with some balloon breaths. Magically, balloons appeared for all the children at the end of class as a reward for such great practise🎈.

Thanks to our helper Charlie Tobin who is a great addition to Little Cubs Yoga. See you all next week.
3-6yrs @ 3.30pm
6-10yrs @ 4.45pm
#littlecubsyoga
#weareback
#everyFridays
#agesthreetotenyears
#inclusion
#yogaforallchildren
#lamhsigning
#games
#stories
#songs
#poses
#stretches
#mindfulness
#ourgardenmindfulwalk
#seefeelheartouchsmell
#autumnposesandstories
#yogamakesusstrong
#fingertapping
#peaceneginswithme
#balloonbreaths
#wellsoneballoons
#happypeacefulchildren
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Our plan is set. To welcome all the children we have chosen a Autumn themed yoga class. We’ll be going on an Autumn Scavenger Hunt in our little garden where we’ll be using all our sensors by ‘listening, smelling, feeling, finding and looking’. We have lots of autumn yoga poses like , pumpkin 🎃 , tree 🌳 , squirrel 🐿 and fox 🦊 which we will practise using a nice little autumn yoga story. We’ll play ‘Yogi Says’ and practise Balloon Breaths🎈for relaxation. Of course there’s lots more fun to be had including a little Lámh signing to accompany our mindful practise. ❤️
See you all tomorrow 🧘🏽‍♀️🧘
#Littlecubsyoga
#Autumntheme
#Sensoryyoga
#balloonbreaths
#Autumnscavengerhunt
#Autumnyogaposes
#Yogasongs
#Autumnyogastory
#Flashcardsforvisuals
#fingertapstoreduceanxiety
#Mindfullamhsigning
#wellbeingyoga
#Yogaforchildren
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Good Morning Everyone. Today, we’re going to be working hard on our yoga class plan. We’ll be selecting lots of fun songs, games, stories, crafts and of course lots of gentle yoga poses for our class on Friday. We’re going to have tonnes of fun and we can’t wait to see you all.
#goodmorning
#Mrrooster
#weareback
#everyfriday
#portmarnock
#portmarnockyoga
#funyoga
#songsgamesstories
#artcraftsbubblebreaths
#relaxation
#seeyoufriday
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A Gentle Yoga Story. This is a fun little story filled with gentle yoga stretches and a little Lámh signing. Incorporating the animal sounds helps develop speech and language, and of course it makes it even more fun for us and the children ❤️ ✋ 🐭
#littlecubsYOGA
#Yogastory
#Yogaposes
#Yogafun
#Gentlestretches
#inclusion
#Wellbeing
#Yogaforeveryone
#YogawithLámh
#happyhealthylittleones
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We are so excited to let you know that Little Cubs Yoga will have classes starting from Friday 24th September. We cannot wait to see everyone, I bet you’ve all grown so much since we saw you last. We’ve lots of new yoga games, songs, activities, poses and crafts to share with you. Can you remember your Lámh signing too? How about your bubble breaths? Can’t wait to see you all then. Namaste 🙏.

3 - 6yrs at 3.30 - 4.30pm
6 - 10yrs at 4.45 - 5.45pm

For further information please contact us via email or phone/text 087 227 8763

#Littlecubsyoga
#weareback
#soexcited
#readyforyogafun
#strikeapose
#breath
#laugh
#learn
#formfriendship
#learntosign
#sing
#becreative
#letsgoonahunt
#makeupayogastory
#bepeaceful
#calmness
#happiness
#september24
#🧘🧘🏽‍♀️🧘🏿‍♂️
#❤💙💕💗
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Earlier this summer I had the pleasure of chatting with @silvia_angel_education where we discussed the benefits of yoga for children with and without additional needs. I also spoke about my own personal experience when I found out my daughter had Down Syndrome. You will find the link to the video on my bio or on Little Cubs Yoga Facebook Page ❤️
#benefitsofyoga
#inclusionyoga
#yogawithlámhsigns
#learnfromeachother
#Breath
#bemindful
#behappy
#havefun
#sing
#tellstories
#stretch
#playgames
#formfriendships
#chats
#experience
#advise
#yogaintheclassroom
#everychildcanteach
#silviaangeleducation
#littlecubsyoga
#lovedthisinterview
#linkinbio
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SPECIAL MOMENTS ❤️
Children with additional needs typically take a little longer to figure things out. They work harder to achieve the things that come naturally to those without needs. Most children with Down Syndrome are born with low muscle tone making tasks like sitting and walking so much harder. Its hard work for both the children and parents but when it clicks it’s the most magical feeling and sight you could ever imagine. Just look at our little pal Eddie, finally on the move and looking like he’s been at it for years. We are so proud of him and all his hard (back breaking) work which has finally paid off. WELL DONE EDDIE, there’s no stopping you now💙⭐️ 🏃
#specialmoments
#onthemove
#hardworkpaysoff
#justwatchhimgo
#proud
#happy
#troublestartsnow
#forwardwego
#walking
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Good luck to all our little Yogies who are starting preschool or heading back to school this week. How exciting to see all your school pals. If your feeling at all anxious don’t forget to practice our breathing techniques. Remember, your finger tapping technique can be a very discreet way to bring calm to your
mind and body. Use your thumb and tap each finger repeating ‘Peace Starts With Me’. Parents, don’t forget the same technique will work for you. ❤️❤️❤️
#schooldays
#stayclam
#discreetbreathingexercise
#notjustforlittleones
#fingertapping
#littlecubsyoga
#yogaforeveryone
#yogawithlamhsigns
#classesstartingagainsoon
#watchoutforcomingdates
#preschoolyoga
#primaryyoga
#yogaforclubs
#🧘🏿‍♂️🧘🏽‍♀️ 🧘 😊
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HAPPY BABY POSE 👶
BENEFITS: Stretches and opens the hips, hamstrings, glutes and groin. Soothes the lower back.
For a fun beneficial variation of this pose, ask your child to stretch out one leg, then the other, just as babies would do.
Lie on your back and wrap your hands around the soles of your feet. For younger children have them wrap the first two fingers around their big toes. Pull your feet back so that your knees come in towards your armpits.
Staying in Happy Baby pose ask, What sounds do babies make? Does your baby have a name ? Are you a happy baby etc.
#LittlecubsYOGA
#Notjustforbabies
#Happybaby
#Superstretchandsoothingforlowerback
#Funposes
#Giveitatry
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SKIP AROUND THE ROOM 🎵. This yoga song will have you in lots of gentle poses, full of energy and happiness. Remember to breath, stretch, make all the animal sounds and most of all have lots of Fun. Maybe you could teach someone else in your family some yoga poses ❤️
#LittlecubsYOGA
#Yogaforeveryone
#Skiparoundtheroom
#Yogasong
#Yogapose
#Yogaexercise
#Mindfulness
#Breath
#Stretch
#Teachsomeyoga
#Practisesomelámhsigns
#Makeanimalsounds
#Lotsofyogafun
#💕💙❤️🧘‍♀️🧘🏾‍♂️🎶🙏
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Frog Pose 🐸. Benefits: Keeps legs limber.
Stretches the hips and inner thighs.
Aids digestion and improves balance.
Start by standing with legs a little wider then hip distance apart. Squat down bringing your bum down towards the floor. Place both hands flat on the floor between your legs for balance. Inhale and exhaling jump up like a frog coming back down to squat again. You could say to little Yogies, ‘How high does a frog jump’?
‘What sound does a frog make’?
‘What colour is a frog’? Etc
To challenge this pose try to bring the feet flat to the floor and stay here for a few breaths.
Remember to breath.
Once you’ve mastered the pose, practise it to the ‘Little Green Frog’ song.
#LittlecubsYOGA
#Childrensyoga
#Yogaforeverychild
#Yogaandlámhsign
#Funyoga
#Yogaposes
#Frogpose
#Howhighcanyoujump
#Howlowcanyousquat
#Remembertobreath
#Yogapractise
#Yogasong
#Littlegreenfrog
#Happyhealthypeacefulchildren
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