When the Christchurch earthquakes hit, I was in Melbourne teaching Imagination Yoga and holding children’s creative wellbeing workshops. I felt a great pull to bring myself over here to set up the Children’s Imagination Academy and help children in need. I heard about the crazy levels of anxiety and PTSD kids were experiencing. My heart goes out to them and I also have had a life of learning how to deal with a rollercoaster of emotions being a highly sensitive being.

Lou Buckingham
Founder of the Children’s Imagination Academy

I welcome you to talk to me about your child’s particular needs and will no doubt encourage you to bring them along to the CIA (when the time is right!)

My background qualifications are in Psychology (BA), Therapeutic Bodywork (Shiatsu Practitioner), Children’s Community Service Management, Children’s Yoga Teacher. I worked at the Organ Factory leading a Children’s creative programme for 7 years, started Imagination Yoga and Imagination Dance and I’m a drama teacher show director at the Lyttleton Arts Factory. Basically, I love working with primary school age kids in creative and empowering ways and feel a very strongly they need to be shown a path of following their creative intuition, prioritising their self care and being bold in living their best healthy fulfilling life . – a place that brings light to the importance of Children knowing their creative self and how to care for their mind, body and spirit.