COVID-19: Thank you to everyone that participated in our livestream sessions during lockdown. We loved that you and your families enjoyed our yoga, stories and music together. You made our lockdown.
We are not able to get into nurseries and schools just now due to guidelines around peripatetic teachers in Scotland. We are using this time to review our infection control procedures to be sure that when we do get back, we are doing everything possible for the safety of the children and staff. We can stream sessions into the nursery or classroom, and we can provide recorded sessions for you to use with the children. Please get in touch if you would like more information.
Look out for online material (coming soon from our sister company) that will allow nursery and school staff to provide sessions to children in their care, and it will be a great resource for families to continue to practice at home. We will include details here and on our facebook page soon.
Hi! My name is Tara McGregor. I run Children Inspired by Yoga in Edinburgh. I teach classes and am usually the first port of call for enquiries and booking sessions for your setting. I find it very rewarding to collaborate with teachers in schools and nurseries, engaging children and young people to progress their physical skills, their confidence and introduce strategies for mental wellbeing. I am fully qualified to teach the Children Inspired by Yoga programs from babies through to 16 years – both mainstream and for those with additional needs.
Claire McKinley works with me to deliver classes across Edinburgh. We are fully insured and we are members of the PVG scheme in relation to working with children.
Our classes are usually in nurseries and schools (more information here).
We can sometimes fit in private classes for groups of friends – if you would like to book sessions for yourself and some friends at home then do please get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org.
Claire is fully qualified to teach Tatty Bumpkin yoga to up to 7 year olds (Primary 2/3) and to teach Baby Bumpkin yoga for 0 – 2yrs olds. “Hi! I hold a NC and HNC in childcare and Education and SVQ 4 in Social services (children and young people). I have over 15 years nursery experience. I have a strong passion for Health and Well-being of children. I came across Tatty Bumpkin when my son started classes at the age of 3 (he is 8 now). He came home every day telling me the story and showing me the poses. He got so much out of the classes and had great fun. I am so happy to share this fun with other children.”
Every week was an adventure in movement and imagination. Children learned through their whole bodies and all of their senses. The yoga poses were embedded naturally into a story format with reference to the children's own experiences, familiar characters from traditional stories, seasons and nature. Each child was sensitively involved in the session with resources that promoted and enhanced the experience. The sessions promoted the capacities, experiences and outcomes that Curriculum for Excellence can deliver.
Balgreen Nursery School
The stories are so interesting and engaging for the children and they don't realise they are doing yoga moves...my daughter was doing and thinking things here that she wasn't doing anywhere else. The sessions are huge fun and really enjoyable
Mother of 3 year old
My four year old son absolutely loved it - as soon as the session was over, he couldn't wait for the next one and asked when it would be!
We have been using Tatty Bumpkin classes for our 2 - 3yr olds in nursery. The children connected with Tara straight away and often ask when Tatty is coming...The poses are easy for the children and develop their physical skills as well as showing them different ways to use their bodies.
nursery manager, Edinburgh