– Sue Kelso, Yoga with a Twist
|My name’s Sue and I teach Yoga, Meditation and Stretch Therapy. |
I’m like you, I wasn’t a ballerina or a gymnast when I was younger and came to yoga and meditation in my 20’s, back when it was challenging to find a yoga teacher with regular classes.
At about the same time I found Yoga and Meditation, I also found Kit Laughlin. Stretch Therapy is his work and I’m privileged to have Kit as both a teacher (I’ve learnt directly from the master) and more importantly as a friend.
It wasn’t my intention to teach anything, I just wanted to learn more (I’m a curious being) and develop my own personal practise, but I’ve been teaching for over 22 years now and I still absolutely love it!
I teach what I have found works for me and Yoga, Meditation and Stretch Therapy works!
I’m incredibly passionate about empowering people to release tension from their bodies, to move better, to sleep better, to generally feel better in their bodies. I also love being able to show tight adult humans how to become more flexible and improve their mobility.
Yoga, Meditation and Stretch Therapy will directly improve your life and how you feel.
In my down time I love to read (and usually have multiple books on the go at the same time), I enjoy a good coffee, delicious food and excellent company, which is what life is all about, making and appreciating moments!
So whether you want to learn how to relax and release tension from your body, to move better and feel better or you want to take your flexibility to the next level, then become a Yoga and Meditation regular with me and support the Stafford Heights State School Community Education.
Let me show you how to breathe, stretch and relax!!
– Morgan Golledge, Children’s Speech and Drama
The Benefit of Communication Development
Apr 4, 2022
Did you know that speech and drama classes can benefit your child in more ways than one? In addition to developing their public speaking skills, children who participate in these activities also learn important life skills such as communication, empathy, and teamwork. If you’re on the fence about whether or not to enroll your child in a speech and drama class, read on for more information about the benefits of communication development.
Greater confidence and belief in themselves
In a world where we’re all trying to blend into one another, it’s nice when somebody stands out. Building up your child’s self-esteem should be an important part of any lifestyle because they will feel more comfortable with themselves – both inside and outside the classroom! The ability to step up and speak out is often discouraged in many professional settings – often for good reason! – however within the speech and drama classroom, all ideas are encouraged, creativity is embraced, outside-of-the-box thinking is treasured and lifelong friendships and memories are made.
Public Speaking Skills
It’s one thing to be able to speak confidently in a small group, but it’s an entirely different skill set to be able to speak in front of a large audience. The ability to convey your thoughts and feelings articulately is a valuable asset in any field, and speech and drama classes give children the opportunity to develop this skill from a young age.
Empathy and Cooperation
Empathy is the ability to identify with others and to think and feel in the shoes of the people around us. In a world that is becoming increasingly globalised, empathy has been referred to as the most important modern-age skill our children need. As children learn to integrate other people’s perspectives with their own, they will be able to form deeper connections with people, hone their leadership skills and collaborate with a greater sense of self-awareness. This can lead to the realisation of a shared vision that brings meaning and purpose to the lives of many people. And this is all done through drama games such as Improvisation or Charades!
In any social situation, the ability to read others and respond appropriately is important; but what does ‘appropriately’ entail? Through discussion, brainstorming, decision making, and negotiating, students in speech and drama classes learn reaction-based interaction. The interpersonal skills learned include verbal and non-verbal communication, active listening, constructive cooperation, and conflict resolution abilities. What does this mean for kids? Taking part in drama can help children learn how to socialise better. It also helps them take risks and hold more tolerance toward others.