About Jaime and Martin
Hello! We’re a married couple helping kids discover yoga and mindfulness. Here’s the story of Cosmic Kids so far…
In 2009, Jaime started teaching kids yoga classes in our local area – Henley and Marlow in England. By 2012 she was getting really good, and writing her own stories. The kids loved her classes. She also qualified as an adult yoga teacher.
In February 2012, we decided to film some of Jaime’s stories. We rented our local Sports and Social Club for the day. Jaime wore a pink onesie and did three stories in front of a green screen. In the original footage you can see the quiz machine in the corner. Our friend Jake helped us with the camerawork and lighting. Dylan designed some cool backgrounds – and we superimposed Jaime onto them.
Believe it or not, it took us two months to pluck up the courage to post the first story to YouTube, but finally in May 2012 we posted Squish the Fish – and our channel on YouTube Cosmic Kids Yoga was born!
Five years on and Squish the Fish has been viewed nearly two million times and we have made many more stories available on YouTube. Thousands and thousands of kids all over the world are loving having yoga as part of their day.
We are making as much as possible free on YouTube so any child with an internet connection can get the benefits of yoga and mindfulness. We have also made a series called Zen Den to encourage mindfulness in kids aged 5+. Now we also make a series of guided relaxations, called Peace Out and a Storytime series called Namastories.
Martin and Jaime now work full time on Cosmic Kids. Martin has a background in innovation – helping big companies develop new ideas and become more innovative. Now he looks after the production side of Cosmic Kids and manages all the platforms we use to share our content with the world. Now Konrad has joined the team, leading the filming and post-production. He’s a wizard at making things look and sound amazing. We also have a growing number of friends who are helping us – Kirsten who manages our social media and newsletters, Faye who fields a lot of the enquiries we receive and helps us stay connected with the kids who do Cosmic Kids, and Jemma who makes sure that our website is useful and beautiful.
We upload new videos as often as we can, often weekly but sometimes less frequently so we keep quality high. We posted 46 new videos in 2016.
We fund the costs of production with our teacher training and kids yoga resources and lesson plans. We also earn some money from YouTube and sell DVDs and music. We now also have an ad-free platform, Cosmic Kids Complete – for those who prefer their yoga and mindfulness without commercial messages!
If you love Cosmic Kids, you can help us:
♥ Tell your friends about it! Share it on Facebook and Twitter!
♥ Donate if you have spare money. We spend every penny of donations keeping Cosmic Kids free.
♥ Take a photo or video of your kids or your class doing Cosmic Kids and post it on Instagram with the hashtag #cosmickidsyoga – you might even see your little yoga hero on Jaime’s weekly Gallery on our Facebook page!
Find out more about the team, and how we make a yoga adventure here.
With love, Jaime and Martin Amor x