QIGONG FOR KIDS
I have been teaching children Qigong and Mindfulness at schools since 2014. Through a range of easy to learn movements, visualization, meditation, breathing and self-massage, children are able to feel a sense of calm and peace and embrace their relationship with their body, mind and spirit.
We bounce, shake, tap, and sound out together to beautiful music. Some movements are calming and soft, focused on becoming centered and relaxed, while others help children transform unwanted emotions into desired ones.
It warms my heart to see them connect with their inner voice and power, being grateful for and appreciate how their bodies work and how beautiful they are. It helps them to learn and love how to pause, listen and fully be in a world where they are constantly asked to fully do.
Many people who are unfamiliar with Qi think of it as mystical or imaginary but it is neither. Qi is part of everything around us and every cell of our body. It’s as real as your physical body or the air that you breathe. Most of us cannot see Qi, but with just a little practice many can feel it. Children need very little practice. It is magical to see their smiles when they discover Qi between their hands.
I am passionate about teaching children Qigong and Mindfulness and would love to discuss with you how I can teach children at your school as well.
"For the past few years Joyce has taught Qigong to a group of five to eight year olds at our school. She is such an inspiring teacher. All the children enjoy her weekly sessions and have become fluent in the moving and breathing exercises she has shown them. Joyce has a calm and gentle way of working with the children and the ability to inspire any a wandering or restless child back into the group. She includes storytelling art and music into her Qigong sessions as well some basic Science about how the body works. All of this has made her a very popular teacher and the children are always looking forward to her class. During my 50 years of directing this ungraded alternative school I have had many adults sharing their passions and skills with groups of children and Joyce is one of the best. We are very lucky to have her."