A splendid summer term!

Wow! What a busy summer we have had at Starshine Yoga! With the warmer weather of the summer term we took every opportunity to do our yoga classes outdoors as the children really do love this!

From outdoor yoga races...

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To team games...

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And our relaxation sequences...

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We are lucky enough to have lots of siblings at our yoga classes, often because one sibling has started yoga and then recommended it to their brother or sister...

Katy and Jesse have recently taken up yoga with us!

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Lexi and Sienna have been yogis for a while now!

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Olivia is an experienced yogi too and has recommended it to her younger sister Millie!

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We have been doing some different mindful relaxation exercises at the end of our classes, one of which is mindful colouring. It is great watching the children really unwind and relax as they quietly focus and concentrate on their own colouring. 

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In June we were asked by another school; Wilby C of E Primary School in Wellingborough, to run a mindfulness and well-being session for their staff. It was a great afternoon with lots of mindful activities discussed and practised.

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We are keen to find out what our students have been up to over the summer holidays! Our founder and teacher Melissa tried a spot of yoga while she was paddle boarding in Lake Annecy on holiday! While in France she also became an Ironman...

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As an experienced triathlete Melissa is used to triathlons but the Ironman event was one she had to train especially hard for. It involved a 3.8km swim followed by a 180.2km bike ride and then a 42.2km (marathon run) without any breaks! On the day it was 33 degrees and it took her 14 hours and 50 minutes. In addition to the swim, cycle and run training, Melissa attends yoga every week herself for many benefits. It enables her to develop her muscle strength and stamina, something that is really important for long distance events. It increases her flexibility and prevents her from getting injured, again something that is extremely important to ensure she can maintain her training and get to the start line of events. It also of course gives her some time and space to relax and switch off from the demands of training for a big event and every day life. 

We hope all of our children and parents had a wonderful summer and we look forward to seeing you in the Autumn term!