Julie Van Brabant and Carmen Sepulveda, founders of YogaKiddy
YogaKiddy is a family adventure of Belgian origin initiated in November 2016 by Julie Van Brabant, yoga teacher and director of Santosha Yoga Center in Brussels, driven by the need to integrate play as a fundamental tool in teaching yoga to her young students.
Since its inception, YogaKiddy has been providing children's yoga teaching materials and trainings to professionals working with younger children as well as parents and grandparents who wish to practice yoga in a playful and didactic way.
Group photo of participants at the end of a yoga training for children in Chile
In 2018, the YogaKiddy Academy was born in Chile, under the direction of Carmen Sepúlveda, organizing international "Yoga for Kids" trainings, using all the original YogaKiddy material as support.
The first trainings are launched jointly in Chile, Spain, Belgium and France.
We believe that teaching yoga to children (at a time when stress, constant connectivity and attention deficit continue to grow) is more than just a supplementary activity, but a universal right necessary for the physical and mental development of new generations.
With a global perspective offered by our international experience, our main objective is to continue to develop children's yoga, offering honest and innovative tools for all those who want to provide meaningful experiences for their children, whether in a family or educational setting.
Carmen and Julie are sisters-in-law and little by little, a large part of the family has joined this wonderful project.
Thierry Van Brabant, Julie's father, has been teaching yoga for more than 30 years at his Santosha Yoga Center in Jodoigne. He also trains yoga teachers through long term courses.
Luz practicing kids yoga with her mother Carmen with the help of the YogaKiddy yoga cards
From the first game played at the Santosha Yoga Center to today's international success our mission has remained the same:
To help you introduce your children to the practice of yoga by offering them fun experiences to better manage their bodies and emotions through games (yoga game), teaching materials (yoga cards, yoga memory), mantras and International Yoga Trainings for children created by experienced teachers.
Group photo taken at the end of a YogaKiddy children's yoga training weekend in Belgium.
YogaKiddy is aimed at children, of course, but also at adults (teachers, educational psychologists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, speech therapists, yoga teachers, nurses, psychologists, physiotherapists, not to mention parents and grandparents) who are responsible for passing on the YogaKiddy experience.
Julie Van Brabant and Catherine Cordonnier leading a yoga training for children in Jodoigne, Belgium.
Carmen Sepúlveda - Co-founder
Julie Van Brabant - Co-founder
Luz Van Brabant - Model and inspiration ;-)
Nils Van Brabant - Co-founder
Catherine Cordonnier - Trainer
Peggysue Silva Stuardo - Trainer
Kenny Sepúlveda - Super organizer