Yoga Classes For Children

Little Yoga Studio specialises in teaching yoga to children ages 3-11 in schools, group sessions and private classes. Teaching in Chelmsford and around Essex using the renowned Yoga Bananas Technique.

Adult Yoga Classes

Our yoga classes in Chelmsford strengthen our connection to Self through mindful movement, breathing and relaxation. Taught in weekly groups or private sessions, these classes are suitable for all.

Family Yoga Classes

A fun and inspiring activity for parent and child. Our family yoga classes introduce yoga poses through creative storytelling, with breathing exercises, mindful games and relaxation to enjoy together.

Children’s & Adults Yoga
Chelmsford & Across Essex

Little Yoga Studio offers yoga classes in Chelmsford, Essex to children and adults. Our aim is to share the wonderful benefits of yoga – deepening our connection to ourselves and others – with all ages and levels of experience.

Our children’s yoga classes, for ages 3-11, explore their natural flexibility. Helping them nurture a positive image of themselves and others; inspiring their imaginations through poses told in the form of creative adventures.

Using the Yoga Bananas Technique, there are over 170 techniques for children to explore, all of which increase their physical and mental strength, stamina and poise. Each encourage an emphasis on the breath, channel their physical energy and support their wellbeing.

For adults, we teach dynamic and uplifting yoga classes in Chelmsford. Restoring and strengthening unity between the body and mind through mindful movement, breathing and deep relaxation.

Suitable for all levels of experience, our Vinyasa Flow style classes are perfect for those new to yoga as well as those looking to deepen their experience.

Based in Chelmsford, Little Yoga Studio teaches yoga classes weekly groups, private classes, yoga studios and schools.

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It’s been a hot minute since Family Yoga happened, so I couldn’t be more excited to be back to it this week! 👩‍👦

This coming Wednesday and Friday, I ll be hosting a series of family yoga classes at @rhshydehall. Nestled under the trees in the Millennium Avenue, I’m running a few sessions each day for families to enjoy. Each class will feature a mindful story with yoga poses, breathing practices, games and time for you to relax with your little one/s. It’s a lovely way to experience the wonderful benefits of yoga in a creative, fun and inspiring way.

There’s no need to pre-book, simply visit Hyde Hall on the day and get a wristband for either the 10.30am, 11.45am or 1pm session. Mats are provided so just make sure you come in something comfy!

Can’t wait to see some familiar faces 🤗

📸: @kikamitchellphotography

#littleyogastudio #familyyoga #childrensyoga #kidsyoga #yogakids #childrensyogateacher #kidsyogateacher #essexyoga #outdoorsyoga #hydehall #summerholidays #whatsonessex #chelmsfordyoga
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I’m so excited to announce that outdoor yoga is coming to @markshallestate!

It’s been a dream of mine for so long to share some yoga practices in amongst the trees and I couldn’t be happier that my own personal happy place, Markshall Estate in Coggeshall, felt the same too.

Beginning Sunday August 15, I’ll be sharing a series of gentle movement and meditation practices from picturesque areas of secluded woodland around the estate.

For anyone who hasn’t visited before, know that within the arboretum there’s a quiet like no other - it’s the perfect place to feel a deep sense of connection.

In these practices we’ll explore gentle movement, breath work and meditation. Feeling into that strong connection to the earth, we’ll relax into the picturesque landscape around us.

Classes are 90 minutes and suitable for all. You can find booking details and dates up until October via the booking link in the bio.

📸: Markshall Estate/Bryan Shaw Photography

#littleyogastudio #yogaforall #outdooryoga #outdooryogapractice #essexyoga #gentleyoga #yogapractice #mindfulliving #mindfulpractice #mindfulness #meditation
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Are you smiling through your yoga practice? ✨

A teacher of mine recently reminded me of the importance of “letting yoga light you up all the way to your face.” And it got me thinking about how we can so easily hold tension in the jaw, in the muscles of the face and neck in so many asanas; whether we’re balancing; when our strength and endurance is being tested and also when we’re maybe overstepping the boundaries of what truly feels good in our bodies.

But it also served as a reminder to be more joyful in our practice. I think I’ve managed a little smirk in this picture but really it should be a full on beam given that I’ve just filled up my cup in a room full of yogis. If we’re enjoying something, why not let it show?

And did you know that smiling actually releases endorphins? It’s like sending little love notes to your brain. A natural mood booster. Give it a go, it’s good - I promise 😉

#littleyogastudio #yogapractice #essexyoga #chelmsfordyoga #happyyoga #smile #smilingismyfavourite #mindfulliving #mindfulmusings #letgo #joyfulliving #seekjoy
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‘Then there is the breeze - someone once said to go there for secrets and peace…’

A scene from my happy place this evening that offered some space around my thoughts. While the practices of yoga teach us of non-attachment, ‘Aparigraha,’ it certainly doesn’t mean it has to come easily. And navigating change, particularly when we want to hold tight to what we’re losing, can feel like the hardest thing to do.

Of course the only constant we all have, is change itself. And while we might not be in touch with the every minutiae of change that’s happening in every moment, life is constant flux.

It’s hard to let go of what we dearly don’t want to lose isn’t it? And often that change means a step into the unknown, new territory. Tonight I reminded myself that without embracing the darker side - of loss, grief, anger, sadness - we’re not being open to all that life is. We’re not expected to welcome in the difficult times with open arms, but perhaps even a softening or an invitation to let go into the moment feels a step in the right direction. As without the hard stuff, can we ever really know the beauty of the good stuff?

There’s certainly a lot of change happening for all of us right now. For those among us who want to cling on for dear life - I hear you. Im not there yet either. Here’s to finding spaces, moments, a greater sense of awareness to help us navigate it all as best we can 🙏🏻

There are no classes this week as I take a break with my little fam. Wishing you all a gentle week ❤️

#littleyogastudio #yogajourney #aparigraha #nonattachment #letgo #mindfulliving #mindfulmoments #thoughts #thoughtoftheday #mindfulmama #essexyoga #chelmsfordyoga
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Snapshot of a practice that I really wanted to sidestep this evening, but I’m so glad I didn’t… There’s a big change happening in our lives this week. My daughter’s school is closing and suddenly this happy little sanctuary of ours will be gone. As we approach these final few days, I’m reminded of the impermanence of it all…how sometimes gripping tighter to what we can’t control only stops us from enjoying the beauty of the moment and the experience… And by surrendering to what is, we can be open and receptive to new things coming our way.

Sometimes our practice can feel like going through the motions; a delicious stretch; an hour away from it all, or - in my case tonight - a great unlocking. It just takes that nudge to show up.

Last week of classes before I take a little holiday with my fam. Classes this week looking like this:

MONDAY - Mindful Flow - 7.15 - 8.15pm

TUESDAY - Find Your Flow - 12.00 - 12.30pm

WEDNESDAY - Mindful Vinyasa - 8 - 9pm

As always, booking details are in the bio. Wishing you all a lovely week 🌺

#littleyogastudio #yogalove #yogajourney #ishvarapranidhana #surrender #intentionalliving #yogapractice #chelmsfordyoga #letgo #inspiredliving #myyogalife #essexyoga #yogisofinstagram
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It might not feel like the most summery of summers right now, but the beauty, the possibility and the energy is still there.

Each day when my 👶🏻 naps, I come into my little room upstairs and spend a few minutes just absorbing the sound of all the life outside this little window.

It’s a wonderful sound; a chance to remember our interconnectedness with nature and a few minutes in my day that’s just for me. No one asking anything of me.

We might not always be able to take an hour for ourselves each day (although we should), but these little moments all add up. They matter. Our needs matter.

I’d love to know how you fill up your cup; what little daily rituals you might have that help you to feel connected and joyful. Feel free to share them in the comments below 👇🏻

#littleyogastudio #yogaforall #birdsong #meditation #nature #naturemeditation #natureisbeautiful #natureismedicine #yogateacher #yogastudent #yogajourney #yogalove #yogajoy #essexyoga #chelmsfordyoga
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Hello 👋🏻 Back from an unexpected Insta break after a week of intense L-I-F-E. Being the Summer Solstice I’d planned to share some of my favourite words and talk about the uplifting practices we’re currently exploring, but with energy being used elsewhere I don’t have many words of my own right now.

So instead I’m wishing you all a happy Solstice. The chance to sense into that energy of possibility, of lightness; and to welcome back the dark where you can.

And also, these words by Victor Hugo. A reminder that freedom & joyfulness is there, even when it all might feel a bit wobbly.

#littleyogastudio #quotesaboutliving #summersolstice #yogajourney #quotestoliveby #yogateacher #yogastudent #chelmsfordyoga #vinyasayoga #yogainspiration
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‘Whatever state I am in, I see it as a state of mind to be accepted as it is.’ ~ Nisargadatta Maharaj.

Every time I share a practice there’s a journey in mind but no absolute destination. How can there be really, with such individual bodies, on our own path, dealing with our own stuff…There is however, at each step of that journey, an invitation to soften a little bit more into where you’re at.

And if there ever was to be a goal, that would be it for me.

This week, classes are looking like this:

Monday // Mindful Flow // 7.15-8.15pm via Zoom

Tuesday // Find Your Flow // 12-12.30pm via Zoom

Wednesday // Mindful Vinyasa // 8-9pm in person @beaulieucommunitycentre and via Zoom

Link to book all classes in the bio. Happy Monday all ☀️

#littleyogastudio #yogapractice #yogateacher #yogastudent #movementismedicine #mindfulliving #chelmsfordyoga #whatsonchelmsford #essexyoga #onlineyoga #gogently
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Family Yoga is making a comeback ✨

One of the classes I’ve missed most during the past year has undoubtedly been Family Yoga. We trialled it online during the first lockdown, but you just can’t beat the magic and energy that comes when we’re in a room together.

From watching families have fun and be creative with yoga poses to a mindful story; exploring ways to connect with their breath and how it makes them feel; games that create focus and intention; then wrapping it all up with lots of love in relaxation just does it for me 😍

I’ll be updating my website over the weekend to include all the upcoming dates and locations so watch this space. I’m so excited to spend some Saturday mornings with you and your little ones again 😍

#littleyogastudio #essexyoga #chelmsfordyoga #childrensyoga #familyyoga #childrensyogateacher #kidsyoga #yogaforkids #yogakids #yoginis #littleyogis #yogamom
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‘The sunshine will never return the same way. Find one small thing to love today.’ ~ Angie Weiland-Crosby.

If these last few days of beautiful sunshine have put a spring in your step, then I’m with you! We’ve been making the most of the sunny start to the half term break by filling up the greenhouse with 🌶 🥒🥦, cooling off in the paddling pool and plenty of alfresco yoga.

Looking to the coming month there are a few timetable shifts to note and some special events coming up (eeek!) so you can find out more in my latest newsletter. There’s also a free ‘Easy on the shoulders’ practice for you to enjoy.

If you’d like to receive the newsletter please drop me a DM or sign up via the website.

Enjoy the beautiful weather all ☀️

#littleyogastudio #mindfulnessquotes #presentmoment #yogaforall #onlineyoga #yogajourney #chelmsfordyoga #essexyoga #essexbusiness #essexlife #joyfulliving #meditationspot
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My practice has been much more bolster/couple of blankets/cushions/*insert more comfy, cosy restorative stuff here* of late, but our current side body focus in class has got me branching out.

I always enjoy this particular exploration of the body and mind, as not only does it feel great to add length and openness, but it’s a reminder that in order to let new possibilities come our way, we have to make space for them. Big love to my dear friend @balancedhealthhut for reminding me of the need to let go, to welcome in what is. And indeed, what could be 💫

#littleyogastudio #yogastudent #yogateacher #yogajourney #mindfulliving #mindfulmama #letgo #ahimsa #speakyourtruth #onlineyoga #chelmsfordyoga #essexyoga #compasspose
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Been on a stunning journey this weekend through some Compassionate practices with @naomiyoga and @adam_hocke. Pretty sure I’ve floated the way through the weekend.

Speaking of what sustains us, yoga this week is looking a little like this. We can come together either online or in person, whatever is feeling right for you.

MONDAY //
Mindful Flow - 7.15-8.15pm
Zoom | via Yoga at the Mill

TUESDAY //
Find Your Flow - 12-12.30pm
Zoom | Recording

WEDNESDAY //
Mindful Vinyasa - 8-9pm
In person @beaulieucommunitycentre | Zoom | Recording

A reminder that spaces for in-person classes are limited so make sure to pre book to secure a spot. Link to book all classes is in the bio. Wishing everyone a beautiful week.

#littleyogastudio #yogaforall #mindfulliving #chelmsfordyoga #onlineyoga #zoomyoga #essexyoga #yogateacher #embodiedmovement #vinyasayoga #iloveyoga #yogamedicine
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I’m finding it hard to believe that in just one week’s time I will be able to look up from my mat and see OTHER YOGIS in the room! 🎉

I’m very excited to say that as of Wednesday May 19th we can all gather and practice together for Mindful Vinyasa 8-9pm at @beaulieucommunitycentre.

Spaces will be limited to ensure we can all comfortably distance and COVID-safe procedures will be in place around the centre.

Of course, moving back to in-person yoga won’t be for everyone, and some of you may be very comfortable with #zoomlife. So classes will continue to be live-streamed and available as on demand recordings, enabling you to practice in whatever way works best for you.

The rest of my timetable remains online for now. Can’t wait to see you, and practice with you, next week 🙏🏻

All details are in my bio or feel free to drop me a DM with any questions.

#littleyogastudio #yogaclasses #essexyoga #chelmsfordyoga #mindfulvinyasa #chelmsford #whatsonchelmsford #chelmsfordessex #chelmsfordmums #chelmsfordbusiness #chelmsfordfitness #bodypositiveyoga
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‘Let us be still for a few moments,
without moving even our little finger
so that a hush descends upon us.
There would be no place to go, nor to come from, for we would have arrived in this extraordinary moment;
there would be a stillness and silence,
that would fill all of our senses,
where all things would find their rest.
Everything would then be together in a deep connection, putting an end to ‘us and them,’ this against that;
we would not move in these brief moments, for that would disturb this palpable presence;
there would be nothing to be said nor done,
for life would embrace us in this wondrous meeting, and take us into its arms as a loving friend.’

~ Christopher Titmus

Sharing these beautiful words in honour of #mentalhealthawarenessweek. We have all faced difficulties and hardships on some scale over the past year... It’s been a challenge for sure. Feeling it all can be hard and finding an outlet, a mode for expression; things that bring you joy, are ways that we can become more in rhythm with our experiences.

For me, nature, poetry and yoga have been absolutes through this time. So this week I ll be sharing some of my favourite poems and words to ease you into a quieter space in classes this week.

Go easy all.

#littleyogastudio #mindfulness #yogainspiration #wordstoliveby #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #sparkjoy #intentionalliving #intention #meditationpractice #meditation #essexyoga
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‘The source of love is deep within us and we can help others realise a lot of happiness. One word, one action, one thought can reduce another person’s suffering and bring that person joy.’ ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

These beautiful words never fail to remind me of the power our direction of energy, both outwardly and inwardly, truly has. We know our words have the ability to hurt or heal, but how often do we stop ourselves from acting/speaking because we think we can’t make a difference?

Human interaction, compassion and empathy are so essential to us all. After the last year, we might be feeling a bit starved of that too. Let’s never underestimate the power of love ♥️

We’re heading back into the studio on May 19th. I’ll still be on Zoom for those who prefer the online life too. I’m so excited to be back in a room full of people sharing yoga. What a joy that will be!

Happy Thursday all.

#littleyogastudio #yogaforall #compassion #mindfulness #empathy #empathymatters #sparkjoy #love #yogalove #inspire #inspired #inspiredliving #emotions #wellbeing #emotionalwellbeing #essexyoga #chelmsfordyoga #thichnhathanhquotes #mindfulliving #mindfulnessquotes #happiness
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Do you know where your happy places are?✨

We talk a lot about an ‘inner sanctuary’ in yoga and meditation. That space within where we can find some comfort, some rest; a sense of peace. You might feel the edges of it in Savasana; find you drop into it thanks to a blissful meditation, or even feel it’s presence with a few focused breaths.

But when the other ‘stuff’ gets a bit much, anxiety or that sense of disconnect is rising and you’re needing some help tuning in to the deeper parts of your Self, knowing those ‘places’ you can go to is a real comfort.

It might be a physical place, like somewhere you like to walk perhaps, or in your favourite joyful activity - drawing, singing, yoga - or it might be in a really great cuddle (see above). Either way these ‘happy places’ can help us connect with the universal energy around us and in turn, find the route back within.

We’ve been exploring grounding practices in classes of late. Connecting with the subtle body and Muladhara Chakra (root chakra) as we earth, ground and find safety. These are practices I regularly come back to, to reassure, nurture and support my whole system.

We’re back tomorrow 8-9pm for more. Join us live or on-demand via the link in the bio.

Go easy all.

#littleyogastudio #yogapractice #grounding #rootdownriseup #innersanctuary #happyplaces #whatmakesmehappy #yogateacher #yogastudent #yogajourney #mindfulness #essexyoga #yogamom #ukyogis
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Hello all 👋🏻

Back from an unplanned Instagram break. It seems interesting that after spending a few weeks teaching practices around #vishuddha, the throat chakra and our centre of communication and truth, I’ve gone from having lots to say, to nothing at all...

Of course, that’s the point. The past week and a half I’ve felt the need to step back and do some inner listening. Connecting to what needs to be heard and felt. And while it hasn’t been an easy ride, it’s reminded me that these fallow times are as vital as the fruitful ones.

I’m tentatively dipping a toe back into the Insta world with a note that tonight’s 8-9pm practice is all about grounding. It’s a tonic right now I feel. Love to all. Class details, as always, in the bio.

#littleyogastudio #onlineyoga #zoomyoga #yogaclasses #chelmsfordyoga #yogaposes #speakyourtruth #throatchakra #chakras #openyourheart #yogateacher #essexyoga #fishpose #satya
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‘The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places that you ll go.’ ~ Dr Seuss ✨

One of the best pieces of advice I’ve ever received was shortly after I’d finished my YTT a few years ago. My dear teacher and friend encouraged me to keep reading to expand my knowledge and spark my creativity, rather than thinking I had to take every course available to appease the imposter syndrome that was blooming.

Being a natural bookworm, this stuck quite easily. I could lose myself for hours in a book given the opportunity so my bedside table frequently has little space for anything else 😉 Here’s my current stack I’m making my way through. If you’ve got any recommendations, I’d love to hear them. Book club anyone? 🙋🏼‍♀️

#littleyogastudio #yogaforall #essexyoga #yogalove #onlineyoga #bookstagram #books #booklover #whatimreading #booksofinstagram #booksbooksbooks #bookcommunity #bookrecommendations #booksbooksbooks
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‘Quiet the mind and the soul will speak’ ✨

‘How do you feel today?’ is a question I ask myself every time I come to my mat. What’s coming up? What is asking to be listened to, to be felt? Am I open to leaning in to all the sensations, feelings, emotions - all that is in this moment - with self-compassion, with a sense of welcoming?... (mostly, not always 😉)

We’re exploring the throat chakra - Vishuddha - in class this week. The place from where we speak, sing, listen, both inwardly and outwardly, and where we align with our truth; what makes our heart sing.

Feeling into the chakras, these energy centres is always a transformative practice. One that has something new to teach us every time. There’s a reduced timetable this week but we’re back to normal as of next week. Have a good week all 🙏🏻

#littleyogastudio #yogaforall #onlineyoga #zoomyoga #vishuddha #vishuddhi #chakras #chakra #yogajourney #subtlebody #mentalhealth #yogalove
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