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Kiddie Yoga

Biggleswade, Bedfordshire
Phone: 07715621773
Website Address: www.kiddieyoga.co.uk
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Hi, I'm Carine. I'm a "former" psychologist, specialising among other things in child psychology. I started my career in Belgium working for various social services and as a private counselor mainly working with children and their families.
I was a member of a Drama club for 12 years while living in Belgium which gave me a taste for teaching group activities. I undertook various drama and art-therapy short courses that gave me tools to use in my role as a psychologist in Belgium.
Without knowing it, through my different trainings, I was already incorporating mindfulness and yoga techniques in my professional practice (I remembered learning and teaching the Tree pose as a concentration technique in Drama).
In 2006, I moved to Ireland and started to work in a daycare nursery with children from birth to 5 years. This is where I discovered the Montessori education.
When I was pregnant with my first child, I attended some pregnancy yoga classes and I remember that it was the only time during the week when I was able to focus solely on myself and on my body. Those classes were my first encounter with yoga and I felt straight away that it was good for me.

In December 2007 after having my first child, I started to read more about the Montessori education from birth.

I gained a Montessori diploma in 2009 and went back to work in a Montessori classroom until I moved to the UK in May 2011. On the side, I was practicing yoga on and off.
In London, I ran successfully for 3 years a Montessori based parents and toddler group then after relocation to the Bedfordshire, I opened another parents and toddlers group in Bedford that I ran for around 6 months.
Then I became the manager and Montessori lead teacher of a Montessori preschool near Huntingdon for nearly 2 years. It's there that I started to incorporate yoga and mindfulness activities with the children.

At the same time, as a parent, I was looking for a yoga class in Sandy or in Biggleswade for my own child. Frustrated that I couldn't find anything nearby enough, I started to practice yoga with my own children. Observing the benefits on my own children and on the children at school, I decided to train myself in order to provide classes to the local families and children around Sandy, Biggleswade, Bedford, Letchworth and Hitchin. I go now even to Stevenage, St-Neots, and Huntingdon.

I have trained with Yogabeez. It's a course that blends Yoga, Mindfulness and Montessori principles to educate the Whole Child from 2 to 15 years old.
It's fully recognized by the Yoga alliance.
I'm fully insured, DBS checked, I've hold a up to date pediatric first aid certificate and I'm also trained in Child protection.

I've trained in mindfulness with the Buddhism Centre of Letchworth and I'm also training with CamYoga.

Opening Times

Opening Times: After-school classes:

Biggleswade - Friday: 4pm for toddlers to reception with parents, 4.30pm for Y1 to Y3, 5pm to 6pm for Year4 and older
Sandy- Family Yoga once a month on a Sunday morning
St-Neots - Family Yoga once a month on a Sunday morning
Stevenage - Family Yoga once a month on a Saturday morning
Huntingdon - Family Yoga once a month on a Saturday afternoon

Location Information

Location/Directions Info: Sandy - Conservative club
Biggleswade - Weatherley centre


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