Animal yoga
Animal yoga at the Australian Museum, 2022 Image: Sarah Wilson
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Ages: 3-6 years

Led by yoga teacher and Play School presenter Rachael Coopes, Animal Yoga takes place in the stunning Wild Planet exhibition, beneath a 17m whale skeleton and surrounded by 400 other animals including lions and tigers and bears, oh my!

Yoga is a great way to get kids moving, breathing and practicing mindfulness while embracing their wild side. A growing body of evidence suggests that yoga and mindfulness practices for kids foster acceptance and gratitude, and may help with focus, attention, classroom participation, compassion and cognitive development.

No yoga experience required, but a willingness to have fun is a must.

Parents are welcome to join for free.

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Rachael Coopes

Rachael Coopes
Rachael Coopes, Monday Meditation at the AM Image: @leeroy.t
© Rachael Coopes

Rachael Coopes is a Play School presenter, mother, yogi and story teller. Her heart lies in the act of creating content, across many forms, that shares the stories of young people in a playful, authentic and meaningful way.

In Rachael's 20 year career she has written, directed and performed in film, television and theatre in Australia, the UK and the US. She's danced on the Play School stage for thousands of ecstatic toddlers, developed engaging television for kids, and written award-winning theatre for the complex brains of teenagers.

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