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Progressive and adapted to the needs of all children

Promotes physical & mental health and social & emotional wellbeing

Builds strong physical skills and yoga and mindfulness tools for learning and life

Provides teaching staff with opportunities for observation and continuation of the strategies

Aligned to EYFS and National Curriculum

The Team

We are proud to be ambassadors for Child Friendly Leeds and strive to support their ambition which is for Leeds to be the best city for all our children and young people to grow up in. Child Friendly Leeds is the initiative for everyone who shares this ambition, from enthusiastic individuals to large organisations, every contribution counts and we can all play our part in making a difference.

We have also proud that our work with Active Schools has led to a Case Study with a local primary school showcasing our programme and how it impacts positively on the lives of children. To read the case study,  click on ‘Yoga Interventions’ at Cookridge Holy Trinity.

Our team of teachers are all qualified to teach the programme and we are proud that our training courses are accredited by Yoga Alliance UK and CACHE [Council for Awards in Children’s Care, Health & Education] We also all hold DBS checks, are fully insured and have up to date Paediatric First Aid and safeguarding training.



Donna is a qualified Ashtanga yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance as well as becoming a fully qualified Tatty Bumpkin Teacher. She loves to bring the benefits of yoga to children, from the active movement to the stillness which the Tatty Bumpkin sessions provide. Having supported at a local Steiner School for over a year and being a mum herself, Donna is a natural when it comes to building relationships and working creatively with children. In her spare time, Donna enjoys swimming, running and yoga and this makes her a perfect role model for our little yogi’s as she enthusiastically promotes her passion of living a healthy lifestyle.



As co-owner and teacher, Anna is also an experienced Early Years Teacher and Foundation Stage Leader as well as a fully qualified Tatty Bumpkin teacher. She has gained extensive experience working with children both overseas and in the UK educational system. With her background in Early Years teaching and as a mum of two young girls, Anna feels passionately about the development of the whole child through independent, creative provision and loves combining this into her Tatty Bumpkin sessions. Anna believes that Practising yoga and mindfulness is such a powerful way of gaining a healthy mind and body in the busy world we live in and the importance of sharing this with children from a young age.



A co-owner of Children Inspired by Yoga Wharfedale and Airedale, teaching throughout West Yorkshire to bring yoga and mindfulness to children. Melissa is passionate about inspiring children to improve their physical and mental health in a fun and engaging way. She is fully qualified to teach our Baby Bumpkin, Tatty Bumpkin, Advanced and Additional Needs Programme. Melissa also holds a 200 hour training certificate in Dharma Yoga and a Yoga Nidra certificate which supports the staff wellbeing sessions.

As an experienced Early Years and Primary School Teacher, she was delighted to find Children Inspired by Yoga because the classes and the ethos behind them are inspirational. She believes that everyone can benefit from yoga and mindfulness and loves sharing yoga and mindfulness through the curriculum linked educational programme with children and families in nurseries, schools and the community.