Yoga Play

Enhance children’s wellbeing with yoga

We empower educators to facilitate and embed holistic yoga wellbeing programs by giving you the knowledge while helping you to develop your confidence so that you impact children’s wellbeing in fun and meaningful ways. 

Educators are invited to join in our Children’s Session so that they learn from experiential experience.

We role model to educators how to facilitate a yoga session so that the children are engaged and are, therefore, able to take in the learning better. We also provide you with loads of creative ideas that you can easily implement when we aren’t there! 

To enable the educator to understand the frameworks of Yoga Play, mentoring and professional development opportunities are available.

We aim to provide you with the tools to facilitate your own daily yoga sessions so that children embed these practices in their day to day lives. Whether that be in the education setting or the family home. Children often take home what they have learnt to share with their families! They love to give a yoga pose demonstration to other family members or settle down for the night with a relaxing breathing activity.

Yoga Play Program gives educators the capacity to be confident in their approach when showing children skills to support their social and emotional wellbeing. 

We want educators and children to be armed with a tool kit that can support them both, outside of the education setting. 

Services have the choice of investing in packages or individual sessions, professional development, online courses and resources.

2, 4, 6 session packages available:

Packages include Childrens’ Sessions, professional development, online courses and resources and consultancy.

We Service:

3 and 4 year old early childhood education and care settings

Funded kindergartens / preschools (access us through School Readiness Flexible Funding if in Victoria)

Lower primary school – Foundation (Prep), Year 1 and 2 (VEYLDF)

The framework of a Yoga Play Program

The framework includes ‘The 5 Elements of Yoga’ which was created to simplify a quality yoga program in education settings. Breaking up practices and principles of yoga into an easy format, allows educators to understand more about how each of these elements work. 

The 5 Elements are:

1. Breathing techniques

2.  Relaxation

3. Meditation

4. Yoga poses/ movement

5. Affirmations

These 5 elements encompass a holistic approach to a yoga program which benefits children’s social and emotional learning more effectively.

Children learn through doing because they are natural movers. During the Yoga Play Program they begin to understand their mind body connection better, which is just another way to say, they are developing self awareness. They develop greater introspection and interoceptive skills which gives children the opportunity to process their thinking and actions in a much calmer way.

Yoga Play uses interactive stories, music, instruments, literacy, movement, concepts and resources to engage children through all of these 5 Elements.

Yoga Play for early childhood education and care services is underpinned by the National Quality Standard and the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Frameworks. We use the CASEL and Australian Student Wellbeing Frameworks to align our program with evidence based social and emotional learning (SEL) to ensure more meaningful wellbeing outcomes for children and educators.  

1 - Breathing techniques

2 - Relaxation

3 - Meditation

4 - Yoga poses/movement

5 - Affirmations

what people say

"...OMG I am so proud of myself and my kinder children we are having a fantastic day. For once I wish there were more hours in the day...Thank you Nic for all your teaching and guidance".
LL -
Early childhood educator
I have had the pleasure of Nic visiting our kinder children and watching/participating in awe as she implements her Yoga with the children. With her extensive background in Early Childhood and understanding of children’s development Nic combines mindfulness and movement in a creative fun way. Nic is an absolute inspiration with a wealth of knowledge and experience and I feel blessed to have her ongoing mentoring and support to provide Yoga to children.
Michelle W
ECT