Namas’tay for snacks
If you haven’t heard, One Island South is home to Little Yogis, which hosts a custom made kitchen for little people and a yoga studio to boot! Two opportunities in one space, what’s not to love? The best bit? Getting to spend some time with my little one, Audrey while she is in her ideal world of fun. Each session (depending on age) includes both movement through yoga and hands-on time in the kitchen whipping up healthy snacks. I had the chance to check out the popular spot a few weeks ago and it’s safe to say, that both Audrey and myself want to go back!
Audrey absolutely loves her play kitchen at home so when she got the opportunity to get in a real working kitchen made especially for her size she was ecstatic. What’s more, she is learning how to cook and eat healthily.
Matthew, who looks after the cooking side, comes up with interesting recipes each week that the children have fun cooking up over a course of about 30 minutes. During our class, my two year old made Poached Pears and during the process she learnt about different spices as well as had a go at understanding all the other ingredients that was part of the process.
Each week, Matthew changes up the menu by introducing healthy sweet or savoury snacks so that the kids can go on a food discovery to healthy eating. On completion of their cooking creation they get to bring it home and enjoy the spoils of the day.
While Audrey’s pears were poaching, we stepped through the door to the yoga studio, which is filled with bright natural light, to the second part of the class. Waiting with a warm smile and an engaging personality, Carina, Little Yogis yoga instructor. She took the kids on a mindful mission to relax, concentrate and regulate emotions through a 30 minute yoga lesson.
I must say I was doubtful that my little one would have the patience and concentration to make it through the whole lesson but she did, and loved it! She intently listened to Carina’s breathing and yoga instruction. Using colourful props from a expanding ball to a little soft toy Octopus that rested on her chest as she inhaled and exhaled.
The duo classes in one session not only helps a child regulate his or her emotions through movement and physical activity, their whole body is also nourished through educating and empowering little ones to eat well. You should definitely check out Little Yogis and see for yourself the benefits of a centre that educates the whole child! Parking is available in One Island South and if you’re traveling by public transport, you’ll be happy to know the new MTR line has an exit right outside the building.
All the details…
How much: Trial classes start at HK$250 which is waived on enrolment of signing up to a term of 10 classes.
Age: Classes are available for children from 1 – 12 years old. (Accompanied classes can be attended by parent or caregiver for the younger crew)
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday, 9am – 6pm