Yoga for Special Needs consists of modified yoga poses, gentle manipulation, specialised breathing exercises and relaxation techniques, all adapted to individual abilities.
It is fun, therapeutic and safe for all different needs Down’s Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Microcephaly, ADD, ADHD, Autism, Williams Syndrome, sensory integration difficulties, language processing difficulties, developmental delays, limited or challenged mobility, anxiety, behavioural challenges, cognitive challenges and more.
I've been teaching yoga to children and adults with special needs since 2013, at Marjory Kinnon School and Dramatize as well as one to one sessions.
My own children have a variety of needs, deafness, processing delays, anxiety, hypermobility, autism, global developmental delay, echolalia, auditory processing delay and language disorder, which is what grew my interest of making yoga accessible for and safe for children and adults of all physical and cognitive abilities!
Benefits of yoga for special needs children and adults can include
-expression of difficult emotions
-fine and gross motor skills
-language and communication
-identification and expression
-reducing anxiety and so much more!
If you’re considering the benefits of yoga for an individual or group, or would just like to talk about yoga for special needs, please contact me.
"I have received some excellent feedback from staff and pupils about your yoga sessions, and I did watch some of your first session which looked excellent"