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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‘May you always be the one who notices the little things that make the light pour through, and may they always remind you there is more to life and there is more to you.’ ~ @morganharpernichols

Ever the teachers, reminding me to always, always, be in the beauty of the moment.

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‘It only takes a reminder to breathe, a moment to be still, and just like that, something in me settles, softens, makes space for imperfection.
The harsh voice of judgement drops to a whisper and I remember again that life isn’t a relay race; that we will all cross the finish line; that waking up to life is what we were born for.
As many times as I forget, catch myself charging forward without even knowing where I’m going, that many times I can make the choice to stop, to breathe, and be, and walk slowly into the mystery.’ ~ Danna Faulds ✨

I’ve always found comfort in words and these really landed with me today after a short but fast-paced week. Life isn’t what it was pre-pandemic; I remind myself we’re still in the eye of the storm and to take each day as it comes. A reminder to be in the moment; savour the beautiful and go gently.

(Pic from a silly afternoon with my girls jumping on haystacks and trying to catch the sun with our hands 😍 ☀️)

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Leaving this here to remind myself how delicious a little pause can be ✨

It almost feels rebellious (it’s not, it’s essential, but the feeling of rebellion makes it even more tempting); as stepping off the hamster wheel even for the briefest of moments allows us the opportunity to connect with the felt senses.

I find this is followed up nicely by a cup of tea and something really nice to eat 😉.

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‘Seek out a tree and let it teach you stillness’ ~ Eckhart Tolle ✨

A blissful morning spent practicing yoga and resting under the trees today at @markshallestate. So wonderful to see so many familiar faces and to enjoy a grounding and relaxing practice together.

I probably say it every Sunday that we meet for this Morning Yoga class, but there really is something special about yoga outdoors - and particularly in this circle of eucalyptus trees.

There’s a stillness that seems to radiate through your very being… It’s just something else.

A big thank you to all who joined again this morning. Next class is October 3.

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As this time of year can feel like a new beginning; a chance to tune into what’s needed, what we’re desiring and what would serve us to let go of, it can sometimes feel a little overwhelming (particularly as we edge closer to the Autumn Equinox, 🙋🏼‍♀️ if you hear me).

So in class we’ve been focusing on grounding ourselves to meet the needs of our individual, present moment experience. Cultivating the practice of Sthira Sukha - which in short, means creating a balance of steadiness, strength and ease.

So it got me thinking about grounding as a term, as a practice and how that can look/feel/be not just on the yoga mat, but in our daily lives too.

I’ve put together an email on my thoughts and experience of what it means to ground; along with some of my favourite practices. These you can do anytime, anywhere, and might help as we feel into the shifts.

If you’d like to have a read and aren’t on my mailing list, then drop me a DM or email to be added. I ll be sending it out a little later today for some potential bedtime reading.

Think of it like a little toolbox that might invite in a greater sense of openness and balance.

Happy Tuesday all! Xx

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It’s been a beautiful few days celebrating a special anniversary and filling up my own cup on a yoga retreat (practicing what I preach!). Looking forward to sharing some delicious grounding practices in classes this week.

Lots of opportunity to take time for you; whether it’s indoors, under the trees or via the Zoom lens:

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

TUESDAY - 12 - 12.30pm
Find Your Flow / Zoom

WEDNESDAY - 8-9pm
Mindful Vinyasa / @beaulieucommunitycentre / Zoom

SUNDAY - 9.00 - 10.30am
Morning Yoga / @markshallestate

All the details you need can be found via the link in the bio. Hope to see you soon!

📸: @kikamitchellphotography

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I’ve said right now, but really, when does pyjama yoga and saying no not feel good? ✨

I’ve been quiet on here as we settle into a new back to school routine. As I watch my little one bravely navigate this transition, I’m reminding myself that doing things that feel good; that support my wellbeing are of benefit to her too.

Here are some of my favourite things I’m leaning into right now. September and that ‘new term’ often feels a good time to find some order in the chaos; feel into a new rhythm and routine, but no one said we couldn’t take our sweet time.

#littleyogastudio #yogapractice #yogajourney #yogalove #movementismedicine #yogaflow #mindfulpractice #soothe #chelmsfordyoga #yogajoy #essexyoga #september
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It’s hard to believe September is almost upon us… A new school term, the dawning of Autumn and with it, a sense of new beginning.

I always feel this particular impending seasonal shift really acutely… That need to slow down and take stock of the busy, energetic summer.

More of that in this month’s newsletter. For anyone who’d like it feel free to drop me your email.

Wishing you all a beautiful September. Here’s what’s coming up:

September yoga classes ✨

Mondays
Mindful Flow (online for Yoga at the Mill)
7.15 - 8.15pm

Wednesdays
Mindful Vinyasa (@beaulieucommunitycentre & online)
8-9pm

Saturday 4th
Family Yoga | Boreham Village Hall
10 - 10.45am

Sunday 19th
Morning Yoga @markshallestate
9 - 10.30am

📸: @kikamitchellphotography
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I’m a big believer in simplicity being the key to a more fulfilled life. As someone who works hard to create little pockets of time for herself in amongst all the LIFE happening, it’s honestly done wonders for my mood and sense of self. Present moment awareness has a lot to answer for.

I really recommend next time you’re out in nature just pausing; putting your phone down (after snapping said beautiful flower picture obviously) and spending a few minutes taking in the sheer beauty that’s all around us. Noticing how you feel, preferably with your feet in the earth, and breathing.

Follow the journey, the sound, the feeling of your breath in your nostrils just for a few moments. How are you doing?

Or, when you’re doing the necessary stuff like washing the floor, give it your full attention: notice the parts of your body moving, how you’re breathing, what you’re needing.

Instagram is great for inspiration but it sometimes make us feel like we should be achieving some lofty ideals before breakfast… Here’s to connecting regularly with ourselves throughout our busy day, without having to place unrealistic expectations on our shoulders ✌🏻

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I always feel there’s a sense of order that rolls in around September (hello Virgo season) and I for one am ready for it 🙋🏼‍♀️

In classes over the last few weeks we’ve had a focus on boosting the body’s natural detoxification process. Side bends and stretches along with some Yin to bring gentle acupressure to the liver/gallbladder meridians to cleanse and release. I like to think of it as a clearing of the decks so our individual paths feel clearer ☀️

Classes this week:

Wednesday - Mindful Vinyasa - 8-9pm @beaulieucommunitycentre & Zoom

Sunday - Morning Yoga - 9-10.30am @markshallestate

📸: @kikamitchellphotography

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Off for a week’s break in amongst the trees with limited signal (joy - less scroll needed) and space to rest; which my body has been calling for for some time.

Thought I’d leave this snap from Sunday’s Morning Yoga @markshallestate here on the grid as looking up to this view in Savasana was 👌🏻 Next class is August 29.

Love to all.

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‘Today I’m flying low and I’m
not saying a word
I’m letting all the voodoos of ambition sleep.

The world goes on as it must,
the bees in the garden rumbling a little,
the fish leaping, the gnats getting eaten.
And so forth.

But I’m taking the day off.
Quiet as a feather.
I hardly move though really I’m traveling
a terrific distance.

Stillness. One of the doors into the temple.’

Today by Mary Oliver.

Feeling these beautiful words by the ever inspiring Mary Oliver on this wet and slow Saturday. And also hoping George the peacock joins us for gentle Morning yoga next Sunday at @markshallestate… 🦚

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Have you done something you love today? ✨

It’s been a funny old week, a mixture of serious weather highs and lows, the juggle of work life and #mumlife but getting back to Family Yoga after a lengthy COVID-induced pause has been a real highlight.

This week I’ve been teaching sessions at @rhshydehall as part of a summer series. I’m back again August 11 & 13, with my own Family Yoga classes resuming in Chelmsford from September (details in bio). And it has to be said, I’ve really missed them!

We were forced indoors today due to the weather (but just 👀 at this space!), but that didn’t mean we couldn’t explore a nature inspired mindful story, or talk about the importance of looking after ourselves and the natural world around us.

After so many months not teaching children, it’s made me realise how joyful it is when children share their energy and thoughts with you. Such a pleasure.

If you joined us today I’d love to hear what your little one/s enjoyed most. Feel free to pop a comment below! 👇🏻

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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

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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

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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 😉

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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 ❤️

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