Yoga is pretty popular these days, and for good reason. Anyone who’s tried it for a while will attest to…
Blissful Kids is a Creative Yoga program with a holistic approach to children’s wellbeing.
The curriculum has been designed to allow children to explore themselves on an emotional, mental and physical level through Creative Yoga – comprising of Yoga, Art, Colour Therapy, Storytelling and Life Skills.
There is an underlying desire today to create peace and harmony within our society, within our schools, within our homes and within ourselves. We are bombarded by a busy and stressful outside environment and all we are really looking for is that peaceful place.
The sense of community that is found in the structure of a Creative Yoga class is reflected in the children who participate. They are open, relaxed, welcoming and understanding. Blissful Kids guides children to focus on their own capabilities rather than being competitive with another.
Children are natural creators and inventors. Creative Yoga takes inspiration from what children do naturally and uses it to their benefit.
I have always had an affinity towards children and working with children. I started my Montessori Level 5 Teachers training in 2009, about 2 months into my Training I completed the first Module of my Children’s Yoga Training and I knew I had found what I wanted to do! I completed all levels of the Children’s Yoga Training with Yoga4Kids and followed on to complete my Adult Yoga Teacher Training in 2011 with Ananda Sanga. I am currently working towards my 500 hour Advanced Yoga Training.
I have successfully introduced Yoga to a number of schools across Cape Town since 2010 and I am continuously doing so to date.
My love for creativity inspired me to start YogArt Holiday Programs in 2011 with Susie Appleby. We continue to host holiday programs together. Through this experience I discovered how well Yoga and Art work together and the concept of Creative Yoga was born. After completing my Colour Therapy course in 2013 with Gayle Friedman at the Sunshine Academy I found that I naturally brought in Colour Therapy into my classes.
My love of Art and Craft, Colour and Yoga was the perfect platform to produce a unique concept of an integrative curriculum that is enjoyed by many.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve been in love with children, and they way they experience life. I’m inspired by their imagination and purity, and this sparked my passion to create a space for each child’s unique development. I passionately believe that the holistic education of our youth is vital to improving their personal life, which in turn benefits the broader society, too.
I’m inspired by and draw upon various teaching methods, focusing on the development of each child. Using elements of yoga, art, mindfulness and self-love as the pillars to give kids the tools to fulfill their unlimited potential.
My ultimate vision is to provide a space where all these methods can be explored and combined to benefit all children.
I started by studying Educare Level 4 Training, then the Waldorf system. In 2012 I taught at a school and college in South America. When I returned I studied and completed my Kids Yoga Teacher Training in 2013 through Beaming Kids, and have been running my own business ever since. In 2014 I completed my Adult Yoga Training through the Moya Institute, and I also taught for YogaStars, an NGO, until the end of 2016.
My tertiary education consists of a university degree in graphic design and photography, and I have done my Reiki Master’s, Seichem, and Meridian Therapy as well as Karuna courses.
I’ve succesfully run Kids Workshops and Parent and Child Workshops and have hosted an Introduction to Kids Yoga Teacher Training at The Source studio in Constantia. I’ve introduced Kids Yoga to Studios and Schools in Noordhoek, Muizenberg, Constantia as well as Mowbray, Athlone and Landsdowne.
I’m so excited to share our Blissful journey with each one of you!
I would like to thank you for everything that you have done for Declan during these past terms of yoga. He initially did not want to go, but from the very first lesson, he has loved every minute – thank you so much
Anja has been teaching my 10 year old daughter, Tamsin, yoga for 2 years and she loves it. She was diagnosed as ADHT and yoga with Anja has helped her to calm down and focus. Anja is the most warm, patient and enthusiastic person I have met for a very long time and the children love her. She is passionate about what she does and it shows
The title of this beautiful book immediately caught my eye and so when I got the opportunity to read and…
Last year I had been pondering how I was going to get more of the general public aware of Creative…
Blissful Kids is found at various Schools and Private Studios in Cape Town. Please contact us if you would like more information, we’d love to hear from you.
If you are interested in Yoga being introduced to your child’s school, please contact us by filling in the contact form.