YOGA & MINDFULNESS FOR SPECIAL NEEDS

I have been teaching Yoga and Mindfulness to primary and secondary school pupils with special needs in the Bournemouth and Dorset area. Conditions range from ADHD to Autistic Spectrum Conditions, developmental delay, Down Syndrome, cognitive disability, physical disability, severe anxiety and behavioural, emotional and social difficulties. The classes are taught in small groups and on a one-to-one basis, at school, in my yoga space or at the student's home. Where appropriate, parents participate in the class.

I have also taught young adults with Profound Multiple Learning Disabilities and I run a weekly class for adults with special needs in the Lantern Community in Ringwood.

Yoga is really relaxing and is good for getting active as you can stretch your muscles and become flexible. It is good to be relaxed, so that’s why I like it. In the sessions there is a nice, calm atmosphere and it’s fun.
— A.H. (Pupil at ASC Unit Tregonwell Academy). Started yoga with me in 2014.

Classes offered to schools and organisations:

  • Yoga and Relaxation for Special Children and Teens (in small groups or on a one-to-one basis)

  • Mindfulness for Special Children and Teens (in small groups or on a one-to-one basis)

  • Wheelchair Yoga

  • Staff Training for special schools: Understanding how Mindfulness and Yoga help with emotional regulation in young people with Autistic Spectrum Condition, anxiety disorders, attachment disorder and other emotional and behavioural difficulties; teaching of simple practices teachers will be able to apply in their classrooms on a daily basis.

  • Yoga, Deep Relaxation and/or Mindfulness for Staff.

Classes offered privately:

  • Yoga and Relaxation for Special Children, Teens and Adults (on a one-to-one basis or with parent/carer participation)

  • Mindfulness for Special Children, Teens and Adults (on a one-to-one basis or with parent/carer participation)

  • Stress Relief and Deep Relaxation for Parents and Carers of Special Needs Children, Teens and Adults

These sessions can take place in my Yoga space or in the comfort of your own home.