Founded by Christina, we are a group of dedicated adult and youth yoga teachers delivering classes in London and Sussex to adults, and in education settings. We love nothing more than to bring the benefits of the practise of yoga to our local communities.
At the heart of what we do, is a passion to nurture mental health and wellbeing for everyone we teach. Our adult classes focus on the flow of movement and breath to create a mind-body connection (see adult section below). In education, we offer a complete well-being programme offering classes that connect young people and the staff that work with them, with themselves, with their minds and bodies and with each other. (see education section below).
At CK Yoga, we have a wealth of collective experience in teaching adults and young people alongside experience in working in the field of child counselling and child psychotherapy and with children with additional needs.
We have developed our own unique lesson plans and resources for use in education to support staff and young people, including a complete well-being programme for schools.
CK Yoga teachers are all qualified yoga alliance accredited adult, teen and advanced children's yoga teachers. We also hold full liability insurance, updated enhanced CRB checks, up to date paediatric first aid and safeguarding training.
MEET THE TEAM
I'm Christina, founder and owner of CK Yoga and I am a qualified adult, teen and children's yoga teacher (accredited with yoga alliance). My yoga journey began over twenty years ago when I first started practising, and I have been delivering classes to children and young people for several years. For me, yoga is a way of life that has travelled alongside me and within me through the ups and downs of life. Yoga has transformed my relationship with myself, my body, my mind and with those around me and I love nothing more than to share what I know and love of the practise of yoga.
I have a background in child development, counselling and child psychotherapy training and bring this expertise to my lesson planning (especially for children) to enhance the benefits of yoga for wellbeing and mental health. When you practise with me I hope to bring you to a place where you can find connections in mind and body, tools for self regulation and a little bit of your own inner peace.
200hr YTT (Live Love Yoga)
100hr Teen Yoga TT (Teen Yoga Foundation)
80hr Advanced Children's Yoga
20hrs Yoga for Children with Autism and ADHD (Special Yoga)
Yoga for Children with Additional Needs
MA in Integrated Child Psychotherapy (2yrs completed)
Diploma in the Therapeutic and Educational Application of the Arts
Certificate in Psychosynthesis Foundations
Children's Emotional Wellbeing and Volunteer Counselling Training (Place2Be)
Ivana is an extremely experienced adult Ashtanga yoga teacher as well as a fully qualified teen, children and additional needs and baby yoga teacher. She has gained extensive experience working with children teaching English in nurseries and primary schools in Italy. As well as being a wonderful, intuitive and creative yoga teacher, Ivana is a gifted story teller and able to draw the children into a wonderful imaginary world while encouraging movement and yoga at the same time.
80hrs Advanced Children's and Baby Yoga
10hrs Yoga for Children with Additional Needs
100hrs Teen Yoga (Teen Yoga Foundation)
200hrs Ashtanga Vinyasa (Ashtanga Yoga Mysore)
200hrs Hatha Yoga (YMCA London)
150 hr Advanced Yoga ( More Yoga London)
Becks is a fully qualified adult, teen, children and additional needs and baby yoga teacher. Becks brings a wonderful sense of warmth and charm to her classes which always flow beautifully and are full of fun and laughter. Being a local mum she is a natural with the little ones and builds a wonderful rapport with our little yogis and their carers. Becks is also our social media guru!
80hrs Advanced Children's and Baby Yoga
10hrs Yoga for children with Additional Needs
100hrs Teen Yoga (Teen Yoga Foundation)
200hrs Adult YTT (The House of Yoga)
65hrs Pregnancy Yoga (YogaMama)
48hrs Restorative, Yin and Mindfulness (Erika Shapiro YogiYoga)
12hrs Well Woman Yoga Therapy (Uma Dinsmore Tuli, Sivani Mata Francis)
ADULT CLASSES with Christina
"Come to the yoga mat to feel, not to accomplish.."
Tuesdays 6-7pm, Vinyasa Flow @ Unity Centre Lewes
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I have over 400 hours of adult, teen and children's yoga teacher training, and I teach adult yoga classes in Sussex and surrounding areas. The main styles of yoga that I teach are vinyasa flow, gentle/restorative flow and hatha. My classes are aimed at all levels and follow a steady flow of sequences with a focus on movement, breath and mind/body connection. I teach with reverence to the roots of yoga and aim to enable and empower you to be the driver of your own physical, mental and emotional wellbeing, to help you find strength and flexibility internally and externally and to bring a pocket of calm to your life both on and off the yoga mat. My classes are accessible and encourage you to listen to, and follow the rhythms of your own body.
I have a special interest in yoga for mental health and can offer small group classes or 1-1s. These classes are nourishing, restorative and very gentle. The focus is on your internal world, wellbeing and on movement that relieves stress and helps connect to your body to bring you to a place of awareness, aiding self regulation and creating a calmer, more connected body and mind.
BOOK A CLASS
Please book Tuesdays Vinyasa Flow @ Unity Centre direct with the Centre
Payment for classes will be taken in advance of the class. Livestream bookings MUST be made at least two hours before start of the class.
WELLBEING IN EDUCATION
CK Yoga offer yoga classes in all education settings from early years to late teens.
Within schools, we offer a complete well-being programme that is specifically designed to look at themes relevant to young people today and to be developmental - supporting the physical and emotional wellbeing of pupils and staff. The programme is sustainable offering staff training so that the benefits of the yoga practise can be far reaching.
Teen Yoga (Secondary schools)
We provide yoga classes within secondary education settings and can offer a block/term of weekly classes, one-off workshops and classes tailored to specific needs and with specific themes relevant to this age group. Our teen classes create space for young people to just be, giving them time out from daily stresses and a space to tune in and move with sequencing, postures, partner postures, breathing and relaxation techniques. We aim to empower teens to be the drivers of their own well being.
Children's yoga (Primary schools)
We provide yoga classes within primary schools and can offer a block/term of weekly classes, one off workshops, breakfast, lunch or after-school clubs, special SEN/nurture sessions. Our primary school classes incorporate breathing and calming mindful exercises with yoga postures and sequences, yoga games and the all important relaxation - we give children space to move, breathe and relax.
Preschool yoga (Nurseries and Preschool settings)
We provide yoga sessions in EYFS settings and these classes are playful offering accessible story based yoga with the helping hand of our friend Meddy Teddy. Our early years classes are carefully planned and are developmental, following set themes, as well as fun. All of our classes are carefully written and planned to engage young children providing a variety of stimulating and calming movement alongside relaxation and mindfulness.
Yoga for staff in education
We offer yoga and mindfulness to staff who work in education, providing space to unwind, relax and really focus on personal well being. We also deliver workshops for staff on how to deliver yoga breaks in the classroom.
Our small team of expert teachers are all adult, teen and children's yoga (yoga alliance certified) teachers with extensive experience. CK yoga teachers all hold enhanced updated CRB checks, full liability insurance and relevant first aid and safeguarding training.
Research shows that yoga can enable young people to:
better connect with their feelings
clear, focus and strengthen their mind
cope with stress, anxiety and trauma
be part of a community
build physical strength and flexibility
Research into school-based yoga shows unique benefits including:
preventing negative and behavioural problems
improving social participation
enabling strong engagement in classroom learning
promoting healthy behaviours