Kids stretch the story

YOUNGSTERS took a voyage through the stars when they took part in a special free YogaBugs class at Glass Houghton Healthy Living Centre this week.

The class, which combines yoga with adventure-led storytelling, gave children the chance to try out the exercise, before a series of classes start later this month.

Children followed a series of simple yoga poses as they listened to an exciting story which saw them blast off to the moon in a spaceship, meet Cyber Men and rescue stranded astronauts.

Rachel Frazer, YogaBugs Yorkshire regional manager, said: “Yoga improves children’s co-ordination, flexibility and balance, builds strength and stamina, and also promotes healthy sleeping patterns.

“Children love the story element of the class and don’t even realise they are doing yoga.”

YogaBugs classes, funded by the Big Lottery, will start running at the Glass Houghton Centre from April 29 for the summer term.

There will be a class at 4pm for children aged two-and-a-half to five at 4pm, and at 4.45pm for children aged five to seven. Classes cost 2 and to reserve a place call the centre on 01977 511234.