Yoga for Special Needs Children

Highlights:

Working with other professionals to meet the needs of the whole person.

Benefits include better proprioception and social engagement

Collaborate with the family to help special needs children.

 

 

1:00 Introduction to Sheelah Rodriguez and Adaptability Yoga

Works in therapy centres, after school settings

Works with different challenges –physical, developmental, and mental challenges of children from toddlers to over 18.

May introduce the same material e.g. super heroes but at different developmental levels.

Class – starts slow, moves to the peak of activity, then down to calmer activities and then relaxation

Uses themes, music, mantras (self-affirmations), poses, meditation, some pranyama in classes

13:15 Work on the whole person

15:30 Collaborate with family and other professionals. Team approach; incorporates yoga concepts to meet the goals for the child set by other professionals.

Experience with other organisations and professionals through her work and has found that the other professionals are quite generous with their knowledge and support

18:30 Benefits to students include better understanding of proprioception, and helps with social engagement.

20:51 Tips

Contacts:

Website: www.adaptabilityyoga.ca

FB: AdaptAbilityYoga

Instagram: #adaptabilityyoga

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTSu3ZuZEbtWFkssbbNpVEQ