Yoga helps kids relax
actually worried about going to school because the teacher might growl at them,’’ she says.
‘‘This helps give them different tools help them breathe and calm themselves down.
‘‘I teach some teens going to intermediate or high school for the first time and [who] have a lot of anxiety about it.’’
Naturally a childrens’ yoga class differs from one for adults.
‘‘It’s a lot more active and I dress up crazy. For kids it needs to get a little bit more colourful and dynamic.’’
A Hungarian national who has lived in New Zealand for 23 years, Ms Horvath has travelled and trained widely to learn yoga.
She specialises in the Hatha yoga technique.
She also teaches pregnancy yoga and chair yoga for people with life-threatening illnesses.
She is set to start teaching for a mental health provider.
Dynamic activity: Yoga classes for kids are fun and colourful.
Just relax: Edit Horvath says yoga helps children relax, focus and breathe.