19 Abbey St, Lifford, Ennis, Co. Clare, V95 F672, Ireland


My soul honours
your soul.

I honour the
and peace
within you,
because it is also
within me.

In sharing
these things

we are united,
we are the

we are one.

2 photos - 1 of children outside - 1 of teens insideNamaste Youth Yoga provides the highest quality yoga classes to children and teenagers in an effort to support them to navigate life. While having a great time each participant will build strength, balance and flexibility in body and mind.

Our yoga classes consist of the physical practice of yoga poses as well as mindfulness, meditation, breathing techniques, visualisation and relaxation.

Yoga classes for our younger age groups are primarily fun with engaging warm ups, yoga poses in an adventure story, yoga games and imaginative visualisations and meditations.

Our yoga classes for teenagers focus on practicing and perfecting the yoga poses and sequences while offering more relaxation, pranayama, meditation and yoga nidra and are a perfect way for each teenager to look after their own physical and mental well-being.

Yoga is a wonderful way to relieve stress. It offers a safe place to connect with yourself, a chance to see what is important, what is necessary and what can be let go of. Children and teenagers who practice yoga, mindfulness, meditation and relaxation techniques will develop important skills for a lifetime of health and wellness in mind, body and spirit.

Yoga is over 5,000 years old and people have long been turning to the practice of yoga to ease their stress levels so it is no surprise that yoga is increasingly important and beneficial now during the COVID-19 pandemic and it's aftermath.

Namaste Youth Yoga classes for various age groups are offered at the Ennis Yoga Studio on Saturdays during School term. Yoga Workshops, Retreats and Camps are organised during School Holidays and Bank Holiday Weekends. We also take bookings to bring The Namaste Youth Yoga programme to Creches, National Schools, Secondary Schools and Sports Clubs.

Namaste Youth Yoga was founded by Zara Madden Kent.

Biography for Zara Madden Kent

What our schools say

  • Children at Scoil Chriost Ri

    Brid O'Connor

    Scoil Chriost Ri, CloughLeigh
    "We loved every minute of Yoga in the classroom. Yoga has helped both my students and I feel more joy and less stress everyday. Thank you for sharing this gift”
  • Children with certificates

    Rena and Pat

    Clohanberg National School
    "The children really enjoyed their Yoga experience with Zara. It was beneficial and inspiring and will hugely contribute to their health and wellbeing in the future ”
  • Children in gym

    Brian Troy, Deputy Principal

    Ennis National School
    "Fantastic yoga teacher! Children thoroughly enjoyed the yoga lesson. Zara has a wonderful way with the children and made yoga a very enjoyable form of exercise for them. She enhanced the whole experience for the children and it was one of the most enjoyable activities for our Health Awareness Week.”
  • Children on yoga mats

    Eimear McNamara

    Bodyke National School
    "As part of our Active School iniaitive we found that Yoga was an excellent addition to physical activity in our school, the discipline of yoga included all children regardless of their ability. Zara was an excellent tutor, professional and extremely engaging with all the children, we would definitely promote Zara's practice as part of any School Physical Education plan".
  • Rice College Building

    Norma Cahill

    Rice College
    "Rice College worked with Zara from Namaste Youth Yoga. Zara displayed great patience working with our teenagers. She had a wonderful manner with the students and connected well. She concentrated on our exam years, teaching them relaxation techniques, as well as traditional yoga poses. I would highly recommend Zara from Namaste Youth Yoga."
  • School gymnasium

    Geraldine Sullivan

    St. Joseph's Secondary School, Tulla, County Clare
    "Zara from Namaste Youth Yoga has offered us a wonderful service in the provision of Yoga Workshops for our TY students over the last number of years. Zara is organised and flexible and is very easy to work with. Her attention to detail has never been more welcome than during the Covid Pandemic where the safety of our students was her priority as well as ours. Zara's experience and qualifications in Yoga provision for teenagers are obvious when you sit in her classes. Though some of our students are unimpressed initially at the thought of a yoga class, they all seem to get something out of it. Some students love everything about the yoga sessions, some students love the meditation, some enjoy the poses, some like just trying something different and most are surprised at how much they enjoy it We are looking forward to Namaste Youth Yoga with Zara again next year."