I believe yoga is for everyone of all ages and abilities!
Hi and welcome to my site. My name is Leigh McCaughrain and I have been practicing Yoga personally for approx. 10 years. In 2019 I began my journey to become a qualified Yoga Instructor. I have completed my 200 Hour certification with the "American Yoga Academy" (AYA) and additionally have completed my *"Kidding Around Yoga" (KAY) Childrens Teaching certification. I currently specialize in teaching Yoga to Children but also enjoy delivering adult classes too!
Yoga, to me, is the union of the Body Mind and Spirit through Breathing Movement and Relaxation. As a practitioner of Hatha Yoga my classes contain numerous pose variations to ensure you find the most nourishing choice for your need and level.
Yoga is proven to have a significant benefit on a child's development. In a modern day society where all to often children are placed in hyper competive sports, Yoga is one of the few activities that nutures and allows confidence levels to grow at a childs own pace. As a Mother of 2 I have seen this 1st hand. It additionally promotes strength, flexibility, co-ordination and posture not to mention the many health benefits physically, mentally and emotionally.
Yoga enables children to become more aware of their body, listen to it and how it feels. Through Pranayama (breathing techniques) they will learn to meditate and relax which will have significant benefits for their concentration and focus.
My key goal is to introduce children from an early age so they can learn the beautiful philosophies of yoga in a fun and safe environment.
*Kidding Around Yoga (KAY)
Leigh McCaughrain is trained in “Kidding Around Yoga tm.” Kidding Around Yoga is a style of Yoga that was created by Haris Lender, ERYT 500, RCYT, YACEP. KAY encompasses the 5 branches of Yoga in a clear engaging method. A typical KAY class gets the children singing, dancing, skipping, marching, jogging, shaking, laughing, hopping, limbo‐ing, and storytelling ALL while practicing authentic Yoga to original KAY music. It is SO much fun your kids will LOVE it! More information about Kidding Around Yoga can be found at KiddingAroundYoga.com.