Hello! I’m Jaime Amor.
I grew up in Reading, England and studied acting at Bristol Old Vic. After I graduated (in between grown-up acting work) I entertained kids at birthday parties. I learned early on that movement was a great way to keep the kids focused on what we were doing together. I'd been doing yoga myself for a few years, and I started to incorporate yoga poses into the stories I was telling the kids. This led me to story-based kids yoga and in 2010 I started teaching it in schools and halls in our local area (Henley on Thames and Marlow in England).
In March 2012, Martin, my husband, suggested we should film some of the yoga stories I was doing in my classes and post them to YouTube, so that the kids could do them whenever they liked. Eventually we plucked up the courage to post some videos and since then we've had more than 50 million views on our videos. Since then, we have been having new ideas all the time about how to do this with more energy, fun and impact.
We are a small enthusiastic team. Martin and I spend most of our time working on bringing yoga and mindfulness to kids , and we share what I’m learning about kids’ yoga – including teacher training, class plans, and other ideas for parents and teachers to help their kids enjoy yoga.
I am a qualified adult yoga teacher (E-RYT 200) and a Registered Children's Yoga Teacher (RCYT) accredited by Yoga Alliance. After teaching kids yoga teacher training courses in person in the US and UK, we decided to develop our online teaching for the people who want to do our live course but can't join us because of cost, time or distance. Now I am proud to say more than 2000 people have done our foundation course, Getting Started in Kids Yoga - and more than 10000 have done our Kids Yoga Crash Course. I emphasise fun and storytelling in kids yoga, and love to explore new ways of making classes as engaging as possible for kids. I also believe kids yoga has an important role in the emotional as well as physical development of kids, and enjoy passing on my experiences of running a yoga business which fits around my life. Martin and I have created our online courses so we can make teaching kids yoga as accessible as possible. We also hope to enable as many people as possible to create sustainable kids yoga businesses in their communities.
When I'm not working on Cosmic Kids, I like going the gym, walking our dogs and doing the garden. I also help out the community group in our village.
I love to hear from people who like our videos and are interested in yoga for kids. Please get in touch via Facebook!