Children inspired by yoga

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 14 years’ experience

A unique multi-sensory yoga concept for children

Created by specialist yoga teachers, educationalists and paediatric physiotherapists

Evolved by 8,000 children 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

Ethical – including class toys from a fair trade co-op

Unrivalled head office support and expertise

Accredited and respected training programme

Our Classes

Each week over 8,000 children join our yoga-inspired classes orchestrated by Tatty Bumpkin, a lovable bendy doll. Together we master foundations for life gaining new social, emotional and physical skills.

2-7 YEARS CLASSES

Filled with fun, music and movement  children are guided through creative and engaging routines.  Concentration and physical confidence flourish as strength, balance and co-ordination skills grow.

0-2 YEARS CLASSES

Calm and soothing sessions are run for babies and their carers. Babies unfurl and stretch with gentle motion. Fundamental bonds are strengthened and new skills are learnt aiding restful sleep, calm digestion and well-being.

EACH WEEK

The class focus changes weekly.  The yoga-inspired programme has been carefully developed by our core team of paediatric-physiotherapists, yoga-teachers and educationalists. It’s fully aligned to the Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 curriculums (England) and the Prebirth to Three and Curriculum for Excellence (Scotland).

FIND US

Classes are run nationwide in cities, towns and villages. Plus there’s an extensive term-time programme in Nurseries, Pre-Schools and Primary 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 and 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

FOUNDER

Children Inspired by Yoga was created by interactive designer, yoga-teacher and entrepreneur Sam Petter. Whilst on maternity leave Sam dreamt of a class for her baby son where the fun and magic of childhood were ignited whilst learning new skills for life and remaining true to her ethical principals. Unable to find one – in 2008 she set to founding Tatty Bumpkin.

“Running Tatty Bumpkin has given me the freedom to work around my 2 children. I’m proud to give other parents the opportunity to do the same. Having always worked for myself, I love the freedom its given me to be creative, and flexible.

I want to be more than a mother – more than an entrepreneur. There are many new things I want to do. Now I can include them within my daily work and family commitments. I’m proud to pass on all I’ve learnt over the past 14 years of running a business helping others do the same but with the shortcut of building on my concept and methodology.”

OUR NETWORK

Alongside Sam are a core network of wonderful franchisees and teachers sharing their love of the multi sensory yoga-inspired classes.  From Plymouth 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.

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.