Wellbeing Program

Yoga and meditation practices work together to increase energy levels, balance hormonal and metabolic functions, increase health and wellbeing. Other health benefits include increased flexibility, strength and lubrication of the joints, tendons as well as toning of the muscles.

Yoga is great for kids too as it helps them become more conscious of their bodies, gain flexibility, build up their strength whilst improving posture, self-control, concentration and coordination. Most importantly, yoga is a non-competitive activity, which, when taught in a fun way, is sure to be of great benefit to your child!

Yoga helps us to connect with ourselves, with society and with the planet. Have fun with Bonkers the Monkey and learn how to make a difference in every child’s life, their family and the world.

Meditation is a fantastic way to increase children’s focus and concentration and to reduce stress and anxiety. It helps build self-esteem and confidence and encourages children’s imagination and creativity. Meditation is now run regularly as part of our Bonkers Beat Wellbeing Program and can be part of yours too.

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Bonkers Gym® Wellbeing Program

The Bonkers Gym® Wellbeing Program lays the foundation for children to develop into well balanced citizens of our society, encourages a partnership with families, the community and supports both gifted children and children with special needs.

It is a creative, engaging and educational program which combines music, poems, traditional yoga poses, meditation stories, games, imaginary play and positive affirmations. Families play an active role in supporting the wellbeing program at home and incorporating yoga and meditation exercises in their daily routines. Each family has their own Yoga, Meditation CD, receive yoga cards containing poems and images of yoga poses, which highlight the benefits of each pose learnt at kinder.

The Bonkers Gym® Wellbeing Program helps all educators to understand the benefits of sustainable wellbeing practices, to relate the sessions to EYLF and to become more confident and knowledgeable about incorporating yoga and meditation in everyday routines. Teachers learn how to engage families and the community in the development of children’s well-being and promote healthy habits. All teachers enrich children’s lives as well as their own and deliver the wellbeing program EVERY DAY to EVERY CHILD!

Wellbeing Practices for Life

Recommended for: (any age, no previous experience is required, only willingness to relax, have fun and be happy)

  • Primary Teachers & Early Childhood Educators
  • Parents / Adults

As awareness of the positive effects of yoga and meditation continues to grow, these sessions help all early childhood educators or parents understand the benefits of sustainable wellbeing practices, become more confident and gain knowledge about implementing wellbeing practices in their everyday life.

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop a better understanding of sustainable wellbeing practices
  • Slow down, calm the mind and body through relaxation and meditation techniques
  • Demonstrate practical examples of warm-up exercises and a series of yoga postures (asanas)
  • Introduce and implement simple breathing exercises (pranayama) and techniques
  • Involve and engage in the development of personal and children’s well-being
  • Promote well-being habits in an engaging and stimulating environment
  • Release your positive (or negative) emotions
  • Unite and bond with your group

Standards this Session Relates To

NQS, EYLF, QIAS: 4 & 6, FDCQA: 3

What Others Say About Bonkers Gym® Wellbeing Programs

Yoga and meditation program could be of great value to all children especially to children with learning difficulties. Galina brings a wealth of experience as well as a passion for imparting her love of music to young children. Susie Moxham (B.Ed., Dip.Ed.)

Ruby demonstrating her favourite Yoga pose”…It is necessary to have a combination of hearing, thinking and meditation. When you start practising, you should not expect too much. We live in a time of computers and automation, so you may feel that inner development is also an automatic thing for which you press a button and everything changes. It is not so. Inner development is not easy and will take time.” – Dalai Lama, ‘Book of Daily Meditations’

YOGA

“You have the power to live each day exactly the way you want to live it.

Think about that – the resources to create the life you desire lie within your mind.”- Unknown

The word yoga comes from the Sanskrit word meaning “union”.

Yoga is a timeless and holistic system of practices for creating health and balancing the body, mind & spirit.

  • ASANAS (Physical exercises)
  • PRANAYAMA (Breathing Practice)
  • RELAXATION & MEDITATION

Benefits of Yoga

All yoga practices work together to increase energy levels, balance hormonal and metabolic functions, increase health and wellbeing.

Many health benefits of yoga also include increased flexibility, strength and lubrication of the joints, tendons as well as toning of the muscles.

Yoga is great for kids too as it helps them become more conscious of their bodies, gain flexibility, build up their strength, improve posture, self-control, concentration and good coordination.

Most importantly, yoga is a non-competitive activity, which, when taught in a fun way, is sure to be of great benefit to your child!

Prominent and influential yoga teacher Krishna Pattabhi Jois said: “Yoga is 99% practice and 1% knowledge.”

His favourite phrase was “Don’t think, just practice.”

YOGA with BONKERS the MONKEY

So… I would like to invite YOU on a magical journey where every child will learn and grow with my dear friend – Bonkers.

The “Yoga with Bonkers the Monkey” Program helps every child and the whole family to unite, practice and benefit from yoga routines.

We hope that after learning and mastering yoga skills at kinder or school, children will be able to lead yoga exercises at home and carry these skills into their everyday lives.

Yoga also helps us to connect with ourselves, with society and with the planet. Have fun with Bonkers the Monkey and learn how to make a difference in every child’s life, their family and the world.

MEDITATION

“…It is said that if you want to know what you were doing in the past, look at your body now;

if you want to know what will happen to you in the future, look at what your mind is doing now”- Dalai Lama, ‘Book of Daily Meditations’.

Meditation is a fantastic way to increase children’s focus and concentration and to reduce stress and anxiety. It helps build self-esteem and confidence and encourages children’s imagination and creativity. Meditation is now run regularly as part of our kinder program.

Benefits of Meditation

Numerous studies have shown that meditation reduces stress and has many health benefits. Meditation is a win-win experience for children and their parents and has positive consequences that will last a lifetime.

Meditation is a fantastic way to increase children’s focus and concentration and to reduce stress and anxiety. It helps build self-esteem and confidence and encourages children’s imagination and creativity.

Meditation helps your child to explore their inner world, to focus and connect their mind and body. It is a very important tool which children can build up and carry into their adulthood. Training your mind and your thoughts in a positive way will give you long lasting peace and harmony within yourself.

Real change can only happen if each and every one of us is actively changing the way we think, act and live. We hope that all the positive experiences like music, meditation and yoga exercises will become a part of your children’s lives.

The Bonkers Beat Wellbeing Program

Through the Bonkers Beat “Wellbeing Practices for Life!” training sessions, participants experience for themselves the inner tools required to discover the power of the mind and body. You are able to relax, unwind and bring your physical, mental and emotional elements into balance.

The program consists of interactive and hands-on sessions designed to engage all participants in breathing exercises, meditation and simple yoga routines that they then teach with their children.

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