Would you like Mindfulness instilled into your kids while they stay active, fit and healthy? They just want to cartwheel and be upside down!
This is our specialty.
Our programs get kids into yoga; get them agile and coordinated; give them awareness tools and the confidence to dare and try new things… We stealthily slip in a whole lot of lessons on mindfulness… and send them back to you more calm and confident!
And why should kids have all the fun? Early mornings and evenings, we offer unique and inspirational hatha vinyasa yoga classes to adults. There are regular workshops; and our Director Amanda is a qualified 500hr Hatha yoga teacher trainer and kids yoga teacher trainer. So watch out for her yearly Association, recommended programs.
Come join us at our serendipitous Annandale or Bondi Junction Studios and have some fun!
Flying Yogis started out as “Bendybods” classes at Prana Space Yoga Studio in Rose Bay in 2004. As our programmes morphed and grew via our inspiring teachers and students, we became the Flying Yogis. We now operate in various locations around Sydney and are expanding.
We have created unique programmes that incorporate yoga’s mindfulness with Gym and Acro’s agility and coordination for kids. This gives your children fun ways to gain all the tools needed to cope with our hectic lives: focus; trust; confidence; cooperation; self-esteem, awareness; resilience and fearlessness in a completely non-competitive environment. We work in with physios; O.T.s; psychologists and other therapists to help children with specific needs and are well respected by these groups as a diverting and fun adjunct to their work.
Our team of inspiring teachers come from various backgrounds; gym; dance; child psychology; education.. Our trainings are rigorous. We aim to create the kind of teachers that bring out your child’s personal best.
Most of all, whether you come weekly to courses; attend our holiday workshops; come to a Birthday party, have flying yogis teach at your school; or as an adult become part of our team and do our teacher training; you will have a fun and joyful experience.
Family Yogis- 2.5yrs- 3.5yrs + carer
2.5-3.5 yrs old. Annandale & Junction
Following the adorable success of our Tuesday Bendytots class started in 2020, we are offering 3 classes per week in Annandale & two classes in Bondi Junction in 2021.
This class is done with parent/ carer. Yep- we are all doing Yoga and Acro together! So mum/ dad/ carer- wear your “active wear” and get ready to join in the fun! Kids will be flying on your feet in no time!
These classes include: Yoga; Acro & Gymnastics circuits. Classes work on: fine and gross motor skills; coordination; concentration; mindfulness; family bonding and focus.
3.5-5yrs. Children going to school in 2022 (or 2023 if can be left at studio without parent/ carer)
Kids take flight as this is the first age group done without parents in the studio?*
In our Bendybods classes, we work on coordination; agility; flexibility; fun yoga poses; new gymnastic challenges and concentration games. Stories about mindfulness and other yoga philosophies are introduced in fun ways. We also sneak in little lessons associated with literacy and numeracy. They’ll not only be able to spell and count, they’ll be able to do it with their bodies!
*Children progress better this way. If your child isn’t ready to do classes without carer present, we have increased the number of Family classes- which is a fun class to do with parent/ carer.
Bendybods Yr K-1
Bendybods is a course that’s
on the active side including:
salutes; yoga poses; tumbles; handstands; backbends; cartwheels; partner & team games.
On the mental side the courses focus on: improving concentration & focus; consideration & cooperation; trust; fearlessness; open mindedness…
Our classes for school aged children are done without parents at the studio.
Flying Yogis yrs 2-4
7 – 9yrs old
Yoga balances hormones and manages stress so these courses are an ideal tool for handling the pressures of puberty and school life.
The class runs as follows:
Yoga inspired sequences; vinyasa flow; agility; flexibilty… and of course, what we’re famous for; all the gym techniques that kids love (tumbles; flips; handstands; backbends- and crazy acro maneouvres).. We’re also excited to be introducing GYmnastics to this group with our growing amount of apparatus.
Flying Yogis yrs 5-6
9 – 12yrs old
– forward/ backrolls
– cartwheels/ roundoffs
– introduction to handsprings
– partner acrobatics.
Our classes work wonders on children with anxiety and are working on emotion management. Each child has a Yogi Diary they add to weekly… where they set intentions; and design their hopes and dreams!
Flying Yogis Teens. Yrs 7-12
12 – 18yrs old
Our FLying Yogis teens classes are a fun class for kids from yr 7- to year 12 to unwind; destress; stay agile fit and flexible – in good mental and physical shape.
Each week, a mix of flow vinyasa, deep stretches, mindfulness and a few challenges to inspire and help with focus and concentration are taught by teachers with over 10 years experience teaching children of all ages.
We also specialise in puberty and adolescent stages, with self awareness, confidence and cooperation serving as huge themes in all our teaching.
Pure Acro Classes
3,5-5yrs, 5-8yrs, 8-12yrs old.
Children are at their most agile at this age… so the standard can really take off.
Firstly we instill focus and concentration skills via 20 mins of breathing and yoga. Then we work on various tumbling skills according to the child’s age and abilities, such as:
Rolls; handstands; cartwheels and variations; backbends; walkovers; somersaults; handsprings.
Mindfulness relaxation and cooldown follows straight after.
This class is for kids 9 thru to teen years who just want to focus on yoga. We don’t use the gymnastics apparatus much in this class at all. This class can get quite challenging as the yoga we teach is quite progressive, so it’s by no means the “easy option”…
Prerequisites for this class:
(1) that your child concentrates well
(2) shows interest in vinyasa flow sequences and doesn’t become distracted doing them
(3) listens well and takes adjustments and corrections confidently.
(4) is mindful
if you find your child is “working towards” the above characteristics, please select our regular flying yogis classes for a few terms before asking if they are suitable for this classs. The students in this class are here to concentrate, focus, and work mindfully towards quite a challenging yoga practice.
School pick up
Annandale Public School
Flying Yogis can now pick up children from Annandale Public School and bring them to the studio for their snacks; get changed; colouring in and mindful activities before their class starts.
We should be back at the studio by 3:15pm- so if other families from other schools would like to drop their children in early for some mindful activities before the class, then you can book in and drop them in at 3:15pm
Children can bring their own food, however, we will have a small snack bar with healthy food and fruit.. everything under $5 . (think yoghurts; cheese/ crackers; apples; bananas; oat bars)
Cost is $135 for the term, or $15 for casual drop offs. Please let us know via email if you are dropping off casually.
Adult yoga classes
Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin and Dharma.
Why should kids have all the fun?
Keep your body and mind fit, flexible and strong. We have different yoga classes suitable for both beginners and experienced yogis. We integrate breath work, mindfulness and meditation techniques in all classes.
meet the gurus
We strive to offer the best teachers!
The Flying Yogis Family is unique, quirky, gifted, talented, inspire their students and are generally completely awesome people that make the perfect team!
A big thank-you to Decathlon for dressing our Yogi Guru’s with domyos_official yoga tights and attire. We love the range of products at Decathlon, perfect for yoga, gymnastics and all things active!
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Amanda is the Flying Yogis Director and Hatha Yoga Teacher since 1996. Amanda is both a Hatha Yoga Teacher Trainer (200/ 350/ 500hrs) and a Kids Yoga Teacher Trainer! Amanda is also a doting mum and a big overgrown kid, dedicated Yogi and closet Acrobat!
Chess is a Gymnast, Acrobat, Dancer and Yogi and is responsible for all the awesome graphics you see on our emails, posters and website! Chess has been with us from the start and I don’t think she has ever repeated the same innovative teaching drill and skill twice!
Chelsea is a Gymnast, Yogi, our awesome Party Manager and the person who keeps us completely organised! Also with us for many years, Chelsea embraces energy, hard-work and fun to teach kids new skills as well as improve coordination and flexibility.
Brighty is a Gymnast, Yogi Guru, and an international trampolinist! The 3rd of the Stokes Trio, Brighty is our Tumbling and Acro master as well as our Party Assistant. Brighty is fun, energetic and loves to teach her students backbends, aerials and flips!
Aarons energy includes imagination, effective dynamic communication, tolerance, joyfulness, optimism, & dynamism. Aaron loves to share his energy & experience in health & movement, whether cognitive or physical, there are no boundaries to health and well-being.
Savanna is a yogi, ballerina dancer and uni student. Savanna loves pilates, yoga and all things health and inspires active and happy energy within her classes. Sav also helps to run our amazing parties!
She loves kids… and kids love her!
Nell believes teaching & sharing love of Yoga is a blessing. Nell is a full-time practitioner, mother & is certificated by the International Yoga Alliance, specialising in Hot Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, Postnatal Yoga, Hatha, Vinyasa, PowerYoga, Yin Yoga, Kids Yoga & Yogalates.
Tina is a gymnast and acro-yogi and she is our main teacher in Bondi Junction.
Coming from a family of teachers, Tina values education highly, always bringing fresh ideas to our classes with new challenges and skills for the kids.