T E A C H E R : M A N N Y
My name is Manny Ngo and I’m a mummy of two. I live in South East London (Greenwich) and like to think of myself as a yoga-loving, tea-drinking, mum with big dreams. I also look after my family and lifestyle blog called “The Greenwich Mummy” which is all about family life, days out, food, beauty and product reviews.
Check it out if you fancy a read: https://thegreenwichmummy.com
I have been practicing yoga since 2016 and plan to take my 200hr Yoga Teacher Training in a few years’ time. My favourite style of yoga is Vinyasa Flow – which is all about using the speed of your own breath to direct the flow of the practice. I practice at home and at the yoga studio but I occasionally like to attend yoga events all over London to enhance my practice and learn from new teachers.
I regularly take part in yoga challenges on Instagram. I won the yoga challenge, #YogiTrickorTreat2 which was hosted by top international yogis and yoga teachers and sponsored by Alo Yoga. Even though winners are selected at random, it made me feel really good to win and gave me a sense of achievement.
Why I became a Kids Yoga teacher
It all started when I was asked by my friend if I would like to lead the yoga session for her daughter’s themed birthday party. I was a little anxious but accepted the kind offer. I planned a mini flow which included sun salutations, kid-friendly yoga poses and some yoga poses that can be done with others.
On the day, the nerves disappeared once I started the session and it was wonderful to see the kids enjoying yoga and having lots of fun. I’ve always thought about teaching but never knew what I wanted to teach and it just felt like a natural calling for me. Since that day, I thought about teaching kids yoga and a few months later I jumped at the chance of completing a 3 day Kids Yoga teacher training course with Rainbow Kids Yoga. I learnt so much on the course and have not looked back since.
I started my kids yoga business immediately after completing my training. I contacted local businesses, cafes, and like-minded people to see if they would like to collaborate with me and have managed to secure most of opportunities which I am very thankful for. You can find the full list of class and workshop locations on my Family & Kids Yoga page.
Family at home
I have been practicing yoga with my children for six months and counting and they’ve enjoyed it so much. My eldest loves our evening practice and has gotten a lot better at holding his poses. Sometimes he even starts to lead our mini flow which is fantastic to see. My youngest is very eager to learn and does her best in the poses – sometimes she’ll create her own version which gives me inspiration on how to adapt the poses for toddlers.