About Us

Join our happy, sociable classes filled with fun, music and active movement.  Our creative and engaging yoga-inspired routines come to life with storytelling and music. We capture the magic of childhood, exploring the sensory world
through sound and touch, whilst unlocking movement and flexibility.

Strength, balance and co-ordination skills are mastered, as concentration and physical confidence flourish.  Essential creative pathways connect while valuable life skills – relaxation and mindfulness – are learnt.  

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Why Choose Us

We are one of the longest established children’s yoga companies in the UK with more than 16 years’ experience

A unique multi-sensory yoga concept for children

Created by specialist yoga teachers, educationalists & paediatric physiotherapists

Evolved by 10,000 children and professionals every week

Designed by creative designers and musicians to inspire children

Specially composed music

Design-led supporting materials

Everything we do aims to have a positive social and environmental impact

Each week over 10,000 children join our yoga-inspired classes. Together we master foundations for life gaining new social, emotional and physical skills.


Baby Bumpkin 0-2 years

Our yoga-inspired sessions offer a calm and soothing environment for babies & their carers to learn and nurture new skills. As babies move & stretch, gentle motion comes to life with creative storytelling & sensory play.

Aims

To create a secure space where parents can share thoughts & ideas while learning about their baby’s natural development.

• Provide parents with age-appropriate poses and activities for their babies, which they can easily do at home.

• Parents appreciate they are their baby’s best playmate!

 

Development outcomes

Week by week, bonds are strengthened &, skills are learned to aid restful sleep, calm digestion & provide overall wellbeing in babies.

Each story-based session is aligned with the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum.


Tatty Bumpkin 2-7 years

Yoga-inspired movement sessions are brought to life with storytelling & music (composed especially for the classes). A multi-sensory approach develops physical & communication skills – a critical factor in positive life outcomes. Mindfulness & breath awareness are introduced with playful games and activities, giving children strategies for their future mental wellbeing. All sessions are aligned to the national curriculums.

Kindness, consideration & respect are at the heart of the sessions.

Aims

• To inspire young children to enjoy moving while developing communication & social skills.

• Mindful movement, combined with quieter breath & relaxation lay the foundations for self-regulation and coping skills for mental wellbeing.

•To work with nurseries, schools & parents to provide children with a breadth of experiences they may not have had access to.

Development outcomes

Physical confidence, communication & concentration grow, strength, balance & coordination skills are mastered.

Self-regulation is developed and during the yoga-inspired session children precious time to relax.


Tatty Guroo 8-10 years

The key concepts of yoga are introduced in these creative & fun sessions. Partner poses & yoga-inspired games, mindfulness & relaxation create a varied & motivating experience. Linked to the key curriculum subjects PSHE, Geography, Science, History, Music & the Arts teachers are assured the learning continues and sessions can be effectively bought into the curriculum.

Aims

• Older children are provided with fun, motivating opportunities to progress their physical skills & body confidence alongside learning in all areas.

• Character traits essential for forming strong & positive relationships throughout life are developed: resilience, self-belief & perseverance.

• The sessions also instill the importance of self-respect & self-worth.

•Yoga-based practices aim to build personal attributes such as honesty, integrity, courage, humility, kindness, generosity, trustworthiness & a sense of justice.

• Relaxation, mindfulness & breath techniques are learned, which help form coping strategies.

Development Outcomes

The sessions develop skills for life – how to keep the body healthy, how to be resilient & manage stress, how to communicate and collaborate as a group.

At this critical time, some children may be wishing to opt-out of regular PE sessions, Tatty Guroo inspires children to keep moving & physically exploring. For the sporty child, the yoga poses make a perfect movement companion focusing on balance, spatial awareness & flexibility.


Yoga Guroo 11-16 years

At a time of change, both physically & mentally, students are settling into secondary, adapting to ‘newness’ on many levels.

This is a time for gentleness but also for building strength, stamina & resilience.

It is important to feel seen & heard at this age – to have a voice. This is all possible in a Yoga Guroo class – therein lies the power of the education aspect of these sessions. Yoga opportunities are introduced sensitively & inclusively. Enjoying mindful movement, teenagers can share their thoughts & enjoy working together collaboratively.

 

Aims

To embed firm foundations for lifelong, physical wellbeing, self-respect & self-worth through a creative, non-competitive yet challenging approach.

• Regular stretching & strengthening need to part of a teenager’s life to support the physical changes at this age.

• During puberty, an increase in heart & lung volumes, along with a growth spurt, means teenagers rapidly increase their muscular strength, aerobic capacity & exercise tolerance.

• In tandem with the physical, Yoga Guroo provides practical strategies for life long mental wellbeing through breath, mindfulness & relaxation.

Development outcomes

• Yoga Guroo teenagers recognise how to listen to their own body, learn practical self-care skills – taking on growing responsibility for their personal health & wellbeing.

• Developing & nurturing character traits that support motivation guiding positive behavioural & personal development.

 


Our Classes

The class focus changes weekly.  The yoga-inspired programmes have been carefully developed by our core team of pediatric-physiotherapists, yoga-teachers & educationalists. They are fully aligned to the curriculums in England & Scotland.

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FIND US

Classes are run nationwide in cities, towns & villages. Plus there’s an extensive term-time programme in Nurseries, Pre-Schools, Primary & Secondary Schools gifting children essential learning away from their desks. These run at breakfast and after-school clubs, plus during the school day. We also go to parties, weddings, festivals and overseas!

Nurseries + Schools

Children Inspired by Yoga are a vital resource in Nurseries, Pre-Schools and Primary Schools with bespoke programmes for specific educational settings. These are delivered by our teachers on-site, tailored to the age, stage & needs of the children.

We support the development of physical movement and attention skills. The multi-sensory classes promote creativity whilst benefitting social confidence and physical movement. Children have dedicated time and space to explore a world where the learning is fun. For some, it’s the first time they’ve been taught the essentials of relaxation and well-being.

Our Team

Sam Petter – Creator & Founder

Sam is a typographer, interactive designer & artist. She is a yoga teacher with 17 years teaching experience, & an elite masters swimmer, taking time to compete in World & European Championships.

Mother of two children, Sam is a visionary leader with a passion for creativity, yoga and freedom of mind body and spirit in childhood.

In 2018 she won Kent (Maidstone) business woman of the year. Sam started Tatty Bumpkin in 2004 wanting to combine a holistic approach to children’s development with the playfulness & creativity of childhood.

Sue Heron – Programme content & head of training

A Paediatric Physiotherapist with a passion for working with children with additional needs, Sue previously worked for the NHS for over 20 years. Working with the Children Inspired by Yoga curriculum allows Sue to explore & evolve the aspects of child development & movement that she is passionate about, whilst having the freedom to integrate the rigidity of the curriculum with Sam’s creative direction.

Kristy Lake – Marketing & Business Development

In Kristy’s own words “These are some of my favourite words: Children – Inspired – Yoga.” Kristy has four solid years working in marketing for small to medium-sized businesses. Eighteen years of administration experience across, Retail, Media, Recruitment/HR and Social Responsibility sectors. Kristy brings fresh, design-led thinking to the team, emphasising the importance of creativity to all we do…

Kristy was also awarded the M&S Future Focused Award for ‘Being able to maintain an eye on the future whilst still delivering day-to-day business priorities’.

Morgan Judd  – Business & Marketing intern

Morgan is working with the team during his years work placement. He brings a fresh & youthful approach to his work – we are enjoying teaching him all there is to know about running a franchise business. He leaves us in July to return to his degree, so we hope to find an equally competent replacement!

OUR NETWORK

Alongside Sam are a core network of wonderful franchisees and teachers sharing their love of the multi sensory yoga-inspired classes.  From Brighton to Edinburgh, Qatar and beyond the word continues to spread …

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Our Ethical Mission

We aim to have a positive social & environmental impact with all that we do.
We balance business with ethical & environmental considerations.

EXAMPLES OF THIS IN ACTION

Head Office travel by zero-emissions electric car or by public transport.
Our hand-woven toys are made in Sri-Lanka by our women’s fair-trade co-operative, using hand-dyed organic cotton & stuffed with pure cotton.
Our office on Wobble Farm is powered by PV solar-panels, heated by air-source heating & our toilets use harvested rainwater.
Our uniform tops are made from bamboo & organic cotton.
Our children’s clothing has been produced in a way in which minimises the environmental impact. The carbon footprint is calculated & off-set for each garment.
We use ethical suppliers.
We enable and support women to run their own businesses.
Our program is inclusive and non-competitive.

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Yoga for life

Yoga is a skill for life. It helps grow physical strength and balance whilst enhancing focus and concentration.  It supports children on their educational journey both in the classroom and on the sports field. Sessions are held in school time and at clubs – before and after school – delivered by our accredited teachers, on site. Sessions can be tailored around specific topics, helping Primary Teachers fulfil learning criteria.