Tatty Bumpkin – Yoga Inspired Classes for Children

Published on 01/03/2018 by EFUF

Tara McGregor is passionate about yoga for young children. We met her over a coffee in Bruntsfield to ask her all about Tatty Bumpkin, a creative and engaging yoga inspired class which involves storytelling and music.

Tara began working for Tatty Bumpkin when her family started school here in Edinburgh. She has always been interested in fitness and well-being through her love of running, but when she had her daughter she discovered the Tatty Bumpkin franchise based in the South East of England.

She was looking for a career change which allowed more flexibility to look after her daughter and this seemed perfect.

How do under fives benefit from yoga?

Yoga helps to grow physical strength and balance whilst enhancing focus and concentration.  It supports children with their body confidence and co-ordination. There are also baby soothing sessions where babies stretch using gentle motions. These can help to aid restful sleep, calm digestion and well-being.

What’s the best thing about your job?

The flexibility of the job is great. I can choose the venues and class times which allow me to drop and collect my daughter to and from school. But the most rewarding thing is working with the children. Seeing them improve in confidence and co-ordination and most importantly seeing them really enjoy themselves.

What can be a challenge?

Paper work. Tatty Bumpkin ensures that the program of sessions fits in with the school curriculum for the older children. As most of schools in Scotland follow the Curriculum for Excellence, there was a lot of planning and researching to be done when this was brought in to stay in line with the schools in Scotland.

How has the job grown over the years?

Tara is now in charge of a number of staff within the growing Tatty Bumpkin Franchise. She currently helps to organise 32 classes in 17 different nurseries and schools across Edinburgh.

If you are interested in attending these yoga inspired classes with your child, then drop Tara a line on www.tattybumpkin.com/edinburghwest [email protected]

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