Welcome to Joyful Hearts - advocate & supporter of:
Passionate about prioritising the health and wellbeing of all young people in an educational setting, Joyful Hearts offers a somatic curriculum-driven, through Mindful Yoga, to all young people (aged 4-21 years) attending schools in the Marlow & neighbouring areas.
With the extension of Lockdown 3.0 for all UK schools, ALL yoga classes will stream live ONLINE via Zoom :
A regular Yoga practice may count towards your Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Physical Section, please check with your DofE Leader for applicability before booking.
1:1 Tutoring & Family Yoga available upon request
What makes Joyful Hearts Mindful Yoga unique is the educational content I weave into each of my yoga lessons, as a certified Children & Teens Yoga Therapist for anatomy, physiology, socio-psychology and neuroscience.
Teaching a young person why a deeper awareness of mind-body is important for self-regulation; demonstrating how to follow the breath moment by moment during a yoga flow, to rebalance the nervous system, are just two examples of the ways I encourage young people to embody the full benefits of a regular Mindful Yoga practice for optimal well-being.
Students are encouraged to play to their strengths and hone their individual Multiple Intelligences (innate in all of us) through the integration of music, art, maths, science, literacy and nature.
In the true sense of 'yoga' (to 'unite') Joyful Hearts yoga lessons nurture the growing needs of the physical, mental (intellectual), emotional, social and even spiritual wellbeing for all young people.
Because children and teens learn so much more when they feel relaxed and happy, every Joyful Hearts class aims to be fun and wholeheartedly experiential! My mission for Joyful Hearts is to provide a safe and comfortable space for each young person in my care, meeting them exactly where they are, awakening their inner spirit.
With regular practice, Mindful Yoga leads young people to feel:
Interviewed by The Sunday Telegraph's Stella Magazine, 13 March 2016.
Regular Co-Presenter on Marlow FM Radio Good-morning show on Friday's with Parenting Coach, Julie Greatwood.
Supporting Mental Health Charity YoungMinds #helloyellow campaign
Devised a brand new faith-based online yoga programme for infant & primary-aged children attending Lighthouse UK 2020