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OUR STORY

Founded by Christina, we are a small team of dedicated adult, teen and children's yoga teachers delivering classes in London and Sussex to adults, and in nurseries and preschools, and primary and secondary schools.  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 preschools and schools, we offer weekly classes and a complete wellbeing 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 children 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 wellbeing 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.

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MEET THE TEAM

 

 

Christina

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. 

Yoga qualifications: 

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

Therapy qualifications: 

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)

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Ivana

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)

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Becks

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)

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Adult yoga classes with CK Yoga
ADULT CLASSES with Christina

"Come to the yoga mat to feel, not to accomplish.."

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. 

Please contact me to find out more about my local classes including in studio, online and on demand classes.

I also offer 1-1 adult classes locally, where you can really deepen your practise whether it be at a physical or mental and emotional level, and tailor classes to suit your needs.  Contact me to find out more. 

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BOOK A CLASS

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. 

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WELLBEING IN EDUCATION

CK Yoga offer yoga classes in all education settings from early years to late teens.  

Within schools, we offer a complete wellbeing 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. 

Preschool yoga (Nurseries and Preschools) 

We provide yoga sessions in EYFS settings and these classes are playful offering accessible and fun yoga with the helping hand of our friend Meddy Teddy.  Our early years classes are carefully planned to be developmental as well as fun, following relevant preschool topics such as everyday living, fantasy and adventure, science and nature, weather and seasons. Children will be developing physical strength and flexibility as well as fine and gross motor skills, body awareness, communication skills, self confidence and tools to alleviate anxiety.  These classes engage young children with music, movement and sensory activities incorporating poses and fun games and providing a variety of stimulating and calming movement alongside relaxation and mindfulness.  

Children's yoga (Primary schools) 

We provide yoga classes within primary schools and offer a set school programme that is progressive and developmental and tailored to children at this stage.  The programme can run for anything from one term to a year/three terms. We can also offer one-off wellbeing workshops and 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.  

Teen Yoga (Secondary schools) 

We provide yoga classes within secondary education settings and offer a well developed and researched programme covering topics, themes and physical and breathing/mindful activities specific to this age group. The programme can run for one term up to a year (three terms)  and is progressive and extremely relevant to young people today.  We can also offer one-off workshops and classes tailored to specific needs. 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 wellbeing.

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 wellbeing. 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

sleep better

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

 
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TESTIMONIALS

"Christina's classes are what I think yoga should be about: physically the classes challenge and are strong but not to the extent that the all important connection between mind and body is lost.  I find the focus on breath throughout compliments the steady flow of postures and nothing feels overwhelming or hurried.  There is a thoughtfulness to the classes which elevates them to another level.  It feels afterwards that I have not only had a full and nurturing body workout but a lesson in mindfulness.  As a result I feel lighter in body and mind."  Customer, Adult classes

Soothing Bell

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