We firmly believe Yoga is an essential practice for children with special needs and that an integrated approach is necessary. Our holistic approach creates a comfortable and calm space in which children can explore their full potential. The sessions promote the development of concentration and self empowerment while addressing any physical, mental and emotional imbalances. Our goal throughout is for each child to experience a sense of true peace and relaxation while establishing a strong connection with their heart. We also strive to educate parents on techniques that they can use at home while also giving them the opportunity for a moment of rest themselves.
Touch is a big part of sessions and massage is always used to increase the flow in areas of stagnant energy, release tight muscles and provide relaxation. We integrate the concepts used in Tui Na massage & traditional Thai Yoga massage with obvious extra care taken to consider any restrictions that may exist. For real effect to take place we strongly encourage and offer the appropriate teaching of massage techniques to parents so that it can be incorporated into the child’s daily routine.
A combination of any of the following are also integrated into the sessions with whatever necessary adjustments made according to the child’s presentation:
Parenting a child with special needs is clearly a very special journey with even more emphasis required on ensuring optimum care for yourself in order to best meet the needs of your child. Sessions can be directed at working with both parent and child simultaneously with the aim for everyone involved to reach a state of relaxation together.