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Explore Yoga Classes for Your Kids

We present you with an exclusive yoga classes program for your kids’ well-being and fitness. This program is specially curated for children in the age group of 8-13 years. It aims to empower them physically through simple yogasanas and mentally and emotionally through cleansing and breathing techniques. Through fun-filled games, spiritual techniques and various interactive activities they will learn valuable lessons and develop concentration, sincerity, discipline, creativity and friendliness.

The Importance of Yoga Classes for Your Children


The modern-day pressures due to the fast-moving lifestyle have caught up on our kids as well. They spend most of their time shifting between their homework and extra-curricular activities leaving them hardly any time for outdoor play. Moreover, the stimulations and distractions they face due to the bustling pace of their lives have a negative impact on their joy and childhood and plagues them with fears and insecurities.

It’s unfortunate that kids have to deal with these pressures so early in their crucial developmental years. So, what is the solution?

Yoga can help! Yoga can not only help them counter the ill impacts of the current environment, but also teach them techniques for health, fulfilment and relaxation so that they can build confidence in their personalities and tackle life’s challenges with ease. Therefore, yoga for school children is more important than ever.

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BENEFITS

  • Helps develop awareness and synchronization between the mind, body and breath
  • Builds concentration power and higher levels of attention span
  • Improves their creativity and imagination
  • Relieves stress and fatigue
  • Gets rid of negative thoughts and emotions
  • Strengthens the muscles and internal organs
  • Reduces obsession with electronic gadgets

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Highlights of the Program at Govardhan Ecovillage

  • Yoga for personality development
  • Yogic tools on mind management
  • Yoga of Love and relationship management
  • Nurturing one's inner nature
  • Service to Mother cow and Mother Earth
  • Rural visits


What Do We Teach at Govardhan Ecovillage?


While teaching yoga to children, holding their attention long enough to teach them the principles and benefits of yoga can be a tough challenge. But the good thing is children generally like to talk, move around and have fun, which is exactly what yoga sessions can offer along with health, well-being, focus, peace, balance, flexibility, etc.

At Govardhan Ecovillage, we understand that children need to explore the world on their own. Therefore, we don’t ask them to be in a certain way or do something in a better way because that’s not going to help them move forward in their life. Instead, we offer them a caring and conducive environment, where they can understand themselves and become more creative. We focus on engaging their minds on the various forms of animal and nature asanas and deepen their awareness. Consequently, they become aware of the principle of interdependence in the web of life and develop a reverence for all life.

  • Yoga asanas to help children develop flexibility, strength, well-being and presence of mind.
  • Pranayama, such as alternate nostril breathing or breath retention (Kumbhaka) to improve their focus.
  • Inclusion of games and strategy-building exercises as a part of our stress relief techniques.
  • Sanskrit shlokas and mantras to begin every practice or yogabhyasa pertaining to yoga. We also explain their meanings and significance through anecdotes and stories, which help to inculcate good ethics in them as well.
  • Meditation, where they are taught to chant ‘Om’ for a couple of minutes and then stay silent for some time while focusing on one’s breathing.
  • Ayurveda and its health benefits. We also provide sessions to teach children about the ancient science of Ayurveda and the immense health benefits it offers for one’s physical and mental well-being.
  • Living in harmony with nature. As a part of our kid’s yoga workshop, we teach them the importance of living harmoniously with nature. They are encouraged to prefer natural foods over processed and canned ones, buy vegetables from the local farmer’s market, conserve water, recycle products, and promote sustainable green living.


Yoga Classes for Kids: Your questions answered


Can regular yoga practice enhance a child’s memory development?

Practicing yoga will help in developing the children’s memory in the following ways.

  • Decreasing distraction and increasing attentiveness
  • Stimulating relaxed learning to deepen the perception
  • Awakening dormant areas of the brain
  • Increasing awareness to differentiate useful memories from useless ones

How does meditation in yoga practice help my child?

Meditation is a controlled breathing practice in which an individual learns to achieve mental and emotional stability. It is a great way to clear your mind and reconnect with your soul. It can also help in removing clutter from the mind and controlling stress. So, practicing it, especially from a younger age, can be extremely beneficial to achieve overall health and emotional well-being.

How can families benefit from yoga or their kids doing yoga?

We live in a technology-driven era and it is easier for anyone to get distracted, be it an elder or a younger person. However, by practicing yoga, families can encourage their kids to remain more active, be attentive in school, and easily share their feelings with them. Another good thing about yoga is practicing it daily will increase self-awareness, thereby challenging your kids to do better in school as well as socially.

Can parents stay with their kids at the yoga classes?

It is not necessary for the parents to be present in their children’s yoga class unless their kids want it. It usually happens that children behave differently if their parents are around during their yoga sessions. So, it is better if they are allowed to practice it with their friends.

Can children with certain learning and/or physical needs practice yoga?

Yes, children with varied learning and physical needs can also do yoga. Besides, yoga does not demand physical discomfort and can be performed with a modification of different poses and props like straps, folded blankets, towels, yoga blocks, etc.
We know you are excited to provide your child with this life-changing experience. Why wait, book for the yoga classes now!

Spending almost a month of my life at Govardhan School of Yoga in Govardhan Ecovillage learning yoga was one of the best phases of my life. I got to know about them through their website and their association with Iskcon was one of the key factors of me enrolling into the Yoga Teacher’s Training Certification course. Though a naïve to Yoga, I didn’t feel like such after starting with the course here. Such was my comfort level with the yoga teachers there. All the sessions in the course were quite good and I gelled very well with all the other participants making the time spent well worth. Everything right from the food, facilities and ambience were very well organized and gave an impression of a professional set up amidst the nature’s tranquility. A must place to visit if you love yoga and intend to learn and teach it in your lifetime.

- Ami Majithia

The first acquaintance that I had with Govardhan School of Yoga was through its website that led me to opt for the 28 days YTTC program at Govardhan Ecovillage. The experience that I had in the YTTC program was simply awesome. What I liked the most was the way in which the entire course was structured covering all aspects of yoga in the classical way, with strong foundations and giving you everything you need: food, knowledge, spirituality, concepts, delightful experiences and more. The environment in Govardhan School of Yoga, it’s surroundings, all yoga teachers and the mood of the people in general will give you a truthful version of the lifestyle there amidst the sanctity of yoga. All this will make you feel confident to travel back home and take up yoga teaching. The time you spent at the yoga school here will help you leave with enthusiasm and to keep on learning even more about this practice. Set aside the plan of teaching, even the techniques and practices you learn will help you improve in your daily life. I have been fortunate enough to be blessed by the purity of this place and would definitely look forward to visit here again.

- Adriana Plaza

My experience of Yoga Teacher’s Training Certification course at Govardhan School of Yoga was nothing short of amazing. A great learning experience with wonderful and easily approachable yoga teachers, one of the best places – Govardhan Ecovillage; nestled amidst nature’s serenity; to learn yoga, and the best facilities that led into an amazing experience of 28 days of learning YTTC. Govardhan School of Yoga was referred by one of my friends who had been here before. Today, I feel extremely happy that I did listen to my friend and got enrolled myself in to this life changing course. Everything about the course was great, especially the Asana and the Pranayama sessions, so were the technical classes. The yoga teachers had a very good knowledge about everything in general and were the perfect fit in the set up. Govardhan Ecovillage is now definitely on my travel list for the coming year.

- Surabhi Rathod

If I have to say what were some of the best days in my life, it would be the 28 days that I spent at Govardhan Ecovillage recently learning Yoga Teacher’s Training Certification course at Govardhan School of Yoga. The place itself is wonderful, and I really enjoyed the company of many other special souls. Our teachers were so patient, easily approachable, dedicated, humorous and knowledgeable. Our teachers were so patient, easily approachable, dedicated, humorous and knowledgeable. I chose to do the course just to connect with myself and learn more yoga. Though, I dreaded the fact that I would have to practice teaching as well, which I could not see myself doing at all. But the way the teachers led us through the process was so powerful that I was able to find that spark of confidence within myself that I was looking for. It was truly life changing, and I am grateful for every part of it. I would definitely love to visit Govardhan Ecovillage again to experience this pure ecstasy.

- Narayani Pokhrel

Your Child’s Stay at Govardhan Ecovillage

Accommodation at Govardhan Ecovillage is equipped to provide the mesmerising experience of living in nature without compromising the basic comforts of modern life. The stay here is characterised by healthy living amidst a serene natural environment to heighten your child’s journey to discover new zeal for life. Eco-living being the cornerstone of all our programs, the time here will also educate them on how to exist in perfect harmony with nature even in city life.