Gotra Yoga Family Area
GOTRA YOGA brings the Family Area to World Yoga Festival. Gemma Alexander is the brain child behind Gotra Yoga and indeed the Family Area. She is supported by Alex Rahir, her beloved. Their newborn baby will be making an appearance this year too! Gotra translates to ‘Clan’. In the Family Area, we are uniting our Clan through Yoga. Yoga is a lifestyle for Gemma and Alex. Gemma teaches Adult, Family and Child Yoga in various parts of the world. Alex is a NLP practitioner and has his own NLP business. They both love creating, exploring and bringing people together.
In a magical corner of the festival,
Children will gather and parents too
For art, storytelling, asanas, meditation,
Just to name a few!
As a family we grow together,
Through yoga we marvel creation,
Sharing this journey with children,
Our future generation
So calling all Families!
Come, hear a story, create some art
Practice some asanas and meditate
With an open, playful heart
What’s on in the Family Area
✓ Baby, Children, Teen and Family Yoga
✓ Pop Up Yoga around the festival
✓ Bob Yoga (this years surprise!)
✓ Yoga Games
✓ Family Yoga Nidra
✓ Musical Yoga
✓ Story Massage
✓ Storytelling Workshops with Drama Games
✓ Mindful Art Workshops
✓ Crafting with Nature Workshops
✓ Baby Massage Workshop
✓ Baby Sensory Area
✓ Bubble Show
✓ Saturday Night Campfire
✓ Tipi Circle with Circus Toys
✓ Glitter/Face Paint
Benefits of children’s yoga and mindfulness
• Body awareness
• Gross and fine motor co-ordination
• Enhancing self-esteem
• Improved communication - verbal or nonverbal and hence greater social interaction
We only have one rule in the Family Area. DO NOT LEAVE YOUR CHILD WITH US!
In Gotra Yoga Family Area, we have activities for those wee newborns to those coming into adulthood. The Family Area is a Family Area, not crèche. All children must be accompanied by an adult UNLESS they are competent and confident enough to have walked over to the area on their own and are able to orientate themselves at the festival. Again, NO adult is permitted to leave a child at the area . We hold no responsibility for any children at the festival.
In the family area everyone is encouraged to explore. This may involve some mess, be prepared!
“Come to World Yoga Festival because it’s so brilliant!” -Jude, aged 5.