About YogaBeez Children’s Yoga School – welcome to our Hive!

 

Bryony Duckitt, Founder of YogaBeez Children’s Yoga School, has been teaching children for over 20 years. 

 

The YogaBeez mission is to share yoga and mindfulness through classes, workshops and training courses. Bryony has had the privilege of training over 500 teachers who are now spreading their love of yoga with children of all ages. So many wonderful children, young people, parents and teachers and have joined the YogaBeez Hive – a unique community of like minded people. 

 

YogaBeez offers foundation and advanced level courses in teaching yoga to children of all ages. Details of these course can be found here

My journey to YogaBeez started in 1996 when I moved to the UK from South Africa. At the time, my passion and driving force was the longing to discover the world.

 

Listening to my calling to work with children encouraged me to train as a Montessori teacher and at about the same time I started practicing yoga at the Sivananda Centre in Putney. About five years into my Montessori teaching I started incorporating little bits of my own yoga practice into the classroom and noticed what a profound affect it was having on the children. The Montessori philosophy and traditional yoga merged so naturally into each other. I knew I wanted to explore this further.

 

I travelled to the USA and trained as a children’s yoga teacher and trainer with the wonderful Marsha Wennig. Whilst setting up YogaBeez I completed a 250hr Hatha Yoga training under Rishi Dharmajyoti at Yoga Vidya Gurukul in Nasik, India.

 

My explorations over the years have led me to Reiki 1 and 2 diplomas and Vipassana meditation retreats. I’ve also been very fortunate to train with incredible teachers, Judith Lasater for restorative yoga, Rod Styker in Para Yoga and Nidra and Shiva Rea sharing her teachings on Soma Prana Vinyasa. Joe Barnett gifting his inspirational knowledge of anatomy whilst we explored Yin Yoga foundation and advanced trainings and recently I spent a wonderful week with Donna Farhi and Melissa Spammer exploring women’s yoga and Ayurveda.

 

My true mindfulness practice started in 2013 on a 5-day educator’s retreat with Zen Maser Thich Naht Hahn and in 2015 I got to spend seven intense but life-changing days with Jon Kabat-Zinn exploring the MBSR programme. This led me to follow the Paws training with MISP in 2016. As yoga nidra has always been very much a part of my own practice, I have enjoyed exploring this deeper through workshops, retreats and trainings with Rod Stryker, Uma Dinsmore-Thuli and iRest Founder Richard Miller.

 

I believe we are forever students on this path. I love to gather new knowledge, read, practice, enquire and then share these wonderful discoveries with the children and teachers I works with. My own teacher trainings and practice are constantly evolving.

 

In gratitude and love,
Namaste
Bryony

Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher and Registered Yoga Teacher YRT200

YogaBeez is a Yoga Alliance Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT)
YogaBeez is a Yoga Alliance Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher (RCYT) - RCYT logo

Worker Beez

 

Over the years so many wonderful teachers have joined the hive!

 

With a common passion and desire to share yoga with children, students from around the globe have taken part in our Foundation training and many have gone on to do the full 95- hour programme. If you are looking for a teacher to bring yoga into your school or yoga studio, please go to our Find a Teacher Page. If you would like to join our hive, see our teacher training page for more details.

Honey Beez

 

At the heart of our program are the children themselves!

 

They are the makers of man… it is indeed them who are the only ones that can change our future. We can give them seeds and even try our best to provide fertile soil but it is them who will ultimately sow these and grow their own gardens. 

 

So what we try to provide in our classes is an environment, which offers them the tools and equips them to head out into the big wide world. We don’t only focus on the physical postures of yoga but largely we focus on the breath. Get them to recognise and honour all the emotions they are feeling and give them tools to deal with these – anger, anxiety, depression. We also focus on community and freedom to express your thoughts and differences.

 

See our classes page for an example of the lesson plans we use and how we encourage learning through movement. The classes are inter-curricular and stimulate all areas of development. We also include all the limbs of yoga … the philosophy, the poses, the breath, the mindfulness, meditation, concentration, learning and relaxation.

 

You can also find local UK classes.