THERAPEUTIC YOGA CLASSES FOR CHILDREN WITH ADDITIONAL NEEDS
From October 2016, Ananta Yoga Studio are delighted to announce the introduction of Therapeutic yoga classes for children with additional needs. Maxine Bonus who is one of Ananta’s kid’s yoga teachers has trained in teaching yoga to children with additional needs including ASD, ADD/ADHD,
DCD, CP, Down Syndrome, SPD and children with Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties.
Using yoga therapeutically and specifically for children with additional needs, has shown to have great benefits for many groups of children with specific symptoms or diagnosis.
HOW YOGA CAN HELP: As yoga is sensory based it can be both calming and stimulating to the sensory system, by learning about the breath and utilising it as a tool to calm down a child’s central nervous system it helps enormously with self-regulation. Studies have shown increased ability to attend, participate and learn, increased independence in functional skills, improved social skills and positive interactions, decreased anxiety, fear and less stress, enhanced listening skills and expressing of needs, increased ability to adjust to changes, more experiences of joy and fun, improved Gross motor skills.
Combining an occupational therapy approach with the wisdom of yoga and its many benefits via one to one sessions or in small classes which are designed to tailor the child’s needs, the classes are taught with positive affirmations to increase self-esteem and they allow opportunities for creativity and choice and most importantly to have fun.
Please contact Maxine Bonus on 086 8052486 or firstname.lastname@example.org to find our more and register your interest in these new classes for October.