Classes for walkers-5 years are still taking place outdoors in the park for the first autumn half term!
10-11am in Abington Park (full location details provided when booking)
What is Happy Clouds all about?
Happy clouds is a unique yoga and music class for young children, run by Lizzie, an experienced yoga teacher, and Emily, an early years music specialist.
Happy Clouds is equal parts music and yoga and features imaginative original songs, storytelling, breathing exercises and movement in a joyful way. Music education is a key part of Happy Clouds, and Emily uses a wide range of different instruments which the children love to discover. Lizzie’s passion is using yoga to help students form positive relationships with their bodies and this starts at a young age with Happy Clouds, where movement and exploration is encouraged. The class introduces musical concepts while telling stories, weaving in yoga postures and having a lot of fun!
Who is it suitable for?
The class is most suited to walkers onwards, and this summer we have Happy Clouds minis for children 0-6, and Happy Clouds midis for older children 7-11 years old. These age groups are just a guide, but our summer classes are designed to be flexible to different age groups, so siblings can join together. Contact us if you’re unsure and we’ll be happy to help.
But isn’t my child too young to start yoga?
They’re never too young to start yoga! But…you might be concerned that they could come to class and not want to join in. Don’t worry – this happens! And most often we’ll find that even the shyest children who don’t want to do any of the poses during the class will go away and show them to Granny/Auntie/the dog at home. It’s amazing how much little ones take in.
Children can often take a while to process new things before they try them out and you’ll be surprised how much they’ll get from the class. It’s a perfect opportunity for them to safely explore using their bodies in new ways, and classes are small to allow for us to develop a connection with your child as they come on their yoga and music journey.
What do I need to bring?
Nothing much, and you don’t even need to bring snacks as we serve them afterwards! If you have a yoga mat it’s a great idea to bring your own due to Covid. We have limited mats available to borrow. We provide everything else you’ll need for the class – such as scarves for peekaboo, instruments to discover or pose cards to look at.
If you’re coming to an outdoor class or if you want to have a picnic after, bring your suncream and dress for the weather. Park classes will be cancelled if it’s raining but if it’s a bit chilly we’ll just do some yoga with our jumpers on to get nice and warm.
What about the venue, what facilities are there?
Abington Park is easily accessible from Northampton and further afield. There’s plenty of parking available on the streets around (free) and there are toilets in the park. We will let you know the exact spot that we meet when you book – but it’s nice and easy to find within reach of other places you might need (cafe, play area, ice cream van!).
Both Flore Millennium Hall and Nether Heyford Village hall are well equipped and have plenty of parking and toilets. Let us know if you have accessibility requirements and we’ll be happy to help with anything you may require.
How much is the class?
We have flexible booking options available from single classes to the whole term. Prices start from £6.
The day/time doesn’t suit me.
Sorry about that – getting venues organised post-Covid has been tricky! We do plan to offer other classes ASAP, so if you’d like to get in touch, we can let you know when we have alternatives available.