Positive Uptake of Little Warriors, Kids’ Yoga Programs, in the Bayside area

Kids’ Yoga in Bayside, Little Warriors

Nikki Morris, says she opened Little Warriors, kids’ yoga in Bayside, to fulfil a life-long dream of hers.

“I’ve always loved yoga and teaching adults, however, once my specialist training in kids’ yoga was completed, i’ve never looked back. The enjoyment kids receive from yoga and the calming, positive effect it has, was so inspiring.

Benefits of Yoga for Kids

“Not only the parents, but also teachers can see the benefits of yoga with the kids. We’ve be asked to teach yoga to kinders and primary schools on premise, and the response has been really positive. Many of these local bayside kinders and primary schools are offering our programs ongoing. We often do an introductory class and if the kids enjoy it we go along and teach every week. The children really look forward to it and can use some of the calming techniques and poses during quiet or rest times.

“It’s great to teach kids early yoga poses and breathing techniques. These techniques set them up for when they experience stressful times they have some skills they can tap into when they need them. It’s a really positive way to empower children so they can cope better if they are ever feeling overwhelmed.

Working with Kinders and Schools

“With our kinder and school partners we often donate class packs to help raise school funds. These packs always seem to be popular and it helps increase awareness of the studio and also provides and opportunity to experience what yoga for kids, is all about.

“We are also actively involved in the community. We recently sponsored the mindful walk with Madame Heap as the St Kilda Botanical Gardens on Sunday 18 February. It was so lovely to be involved there was such a great turn out with close to $8,000 raised for mental health. We held a demonstration on kids’ yoga as participants walked around the gardens.

“This year we’ve seen a steady increase in demand for our onsite and offsite kids’ yoga programs in the bayside area. As awareness of the benefits of yoga increases, we are finding our services are more and more in demand. We look forward to teaching as many kids as possible the enjoyment and life skills yoga provides, with parents and teachers enjoying those benefits too” says Morris.


Little Warriors Yoga gives students the physical benefits of strength, balance and flexibility; combined with lessons in calmness, kindness and bravery.