Yoga is a system of practice that originated in India more than 3,000 years ago. Yoga works on many different levels, mind, body and breath, and has shown itself as an effective therapy for many conditions from Downs Syndrome and Cerebral Palsy to ADHD and Autism. Jay has worked for many years with children with a variety of special needs, and specialises in working with children on the "autistic spectrum", as well as children with a variety of conditions and rare disorders.

Yoga works by using gentle postures that work with the body to enable the child to gain their maximum potential over a series of sessions. A specific programme is designed for each child as an individual. The therapy works in partnership with conventional methods such as physiotherapy, speech and language therapy and occupational therapy.

Yoga helps these children to improve on their basic motor, communicative and cognitive skills. The yoga routines also help children with learning disabilities to develop greater concentration, balance and posture.

Yoga can help these children to improve:

  • Communication
  • Cognitive skill
  • The yoga routines can also help children with learning disabilities to develop greater concentration and attention span
  • Fine motor coordination, hand to eye coordination and auditory processing
  • Muscle tone
  • Flexibility and correct postural alignment
  • Self –esteem
  • and develop co-ordination of the brain and body
  • Yoga sessions can incorporate physiotherapy exercises into a more relaxed and accepting body
  • Respiration and will complement the work of a Speech and Language Therapist by use of breathing exercises

The aim of this session is to help the student with concentration and memory recall of the yoga postures as well as body alignment and body awareness within each position.

The "Yoga for the Special Child ®LLC Programme" believes that every child is special, and no label can define, or limit the child's potential for positive change. The fun sessions include yoga poses, breathing exercises, and relaxation. These sessions usually take place on a one-to-one basis in your home.

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For more information, please contact Jay either by email or telephone 020 8883 3234

Please note: no refunds will be given on any grounds once a course has commenced