Ashnee Mathen (Koga Kids Yoga)
Why KIDS YOGA? Why now? The vision behind the brand
A practitioner of yoga myself, it was in a yoga class that my mind wondered about kids yoga and the immense benefit it would have on kids. I immediately researched it and discovered a world of magnificence and wonderland. I love kids and I love yoga and the combination of the two is my absolute passion and joy! To be a kids yoga teacher today makes me proud that I can live my purpose and serve little delightful beings with the hope that they grow into abundant and appreciative, balanced and brave and confidently calm human beings.
Timing is everything, I believe in this with my whole heart. I qualified in December 2017 and in 2018 launched my brand and took my teaching out into the world. Kids yoga is so needed in the times we live in today as a form of release, a call to calm, to focus and to encourage mindfulness and presence to little beings. I chose the logo of the peacock to represent the brand as a simple and easily recognizable figure for kids. Peacocks are an emblem of love, a messenger of dreams and the epitome of beauty in a single creature. Peacocks are associated with graceful, positive qualities such as courage, compassion, goodwill, nurturing, kind-heartedness, integrity, rejuvenation and good luck.
This is what I hope the brand will encourage and foster in all who are associated with it. It also encourages a quiet confidence of boldness to allow yourself to stand out and be noticed and “let the true colours of you shine”.
100 Hour Children’s Yoga Vocational Training through the Yoga4Kids Soul purpose teacher training Module 1-3 course
Module 1 Go With The Flow Kids teachers training program with Caryn Lustig