The seva project that offers Kundalini Yoga classes at Creche das Rosinhas (Rosinhas Day Care Center) has been running since 2008, serving children between 3 and 6 years old.
For more than a decade, several teachers have been serving this project, and today Sat Beant Kaur and Gian Dharam Kaur are leading it.
Over the years, Kundalini Yoga classes have been included in the daycare's curriculum, becoming another regular class for the children. However, as Gian Dharam Kaur says, "the daycare center already has a fixed curriculum, so we haven't changed anything that they had already established, our intention is to add yoga and enrich the themes and proposals already established by the daycare center."
Teaching Kundalini Yoga classes for children is a universe apart. Besides keeping the space sacred, it is also necessary to connect with your inner child and flow with the dynamics of impermanent reality, as well as allowing yourself the place of permanent mutual learning, as Sat Beant Kaur and Gian Dharam Kaur point out.
Kundalini Yoga carries values and virtues in its vein, so the seva of Kundalini Yoga classes with children is much more than just going in and doing some asanas. "It actually says of you upholding the values that underlie the practice. It says of being a practical example permeating our encounters with children," Gian Dharam points out.
The teachers' observation is that humanology is just as important as practice. And according to the science of humanology, children are complete beings, with high-powered antennas that deeply register every vibration within their field, so they learn by example and are super sensitive to what is not aligned with what is presented.
The concreteness of the work comes when the children begin to share what they learn and involve their families with calls to action within the reality that surrounds them. This shows the size of the impact of the work, which, as Gian Dharam points out because it happens in early childhood is a seed that brings values, diversity, and an experience of connection with oneself.
When evaluating what two years of suspension of the project implies, given that since March 2020 the activities of the daycare center were suspended due to the pandemic, they show concern about the reality of children outside this shelter space, since most families work in on-site services and do not have a structured support network. In this sense they reflect that when the activities return the scenario of the class will be different, because "in our country the pandemic is more than a health problem, it is a social problem."
The return of Kundalini Yoga classes is being planned for the second half of 2022, since the in-person classes have restarted and child vaccination has started in the country.
Check out the video for more inspiring information about this seva of Kundalini Yoga classes with early childhood children within a regular public educational institution.