Special Yoga For Children
This is a form of yoga developed especially to help children with additional support needs such as ADHD, Autism Spectrum Conditions, Dyspraxia, physical conditions and sensory processing needs It also includes children with issues like anxiety depression and with behavioural and/or emotional needs.
The benefits of Special Yoga include; improved motor control, physical strength, muscle tone, balance, flexibility and self-awareness. It can help reduce hyperactivity, establishing a calmer and organised mental state.
By helping children develop the ability to relax, special yoga helps reduce fear, frustration stress and anxiety and helps improve sleep patterns.
This methodology includes the classical yoga practices of movement, breathing, deep relaxation combined with sound, rhythm, massage and sensory integration techniques. There is a focus on celebrating children’s strengths and working from there.
To book a treatment or buy a gift voucher please call treat's Reception Team: 01603 514195 or [email protected]
Gemma’s started her career as primary school teacher. She spent ten year working in many different areas, including special educational needs schools and alternative provisions. During this time she developed increasing concerns about children’s mental health in education, recognising that children cannot learn if they are stressed, anxious and have a negative self-image.
As a keen yoga practitioner from a young age, Gemma embarked upon a 200 hours Yoga Teacher Training Diploma and then found Special Yoga and it all clicked into place. She had found a therapeutic approach for children which could help them feel regulated, calm and peaceful.
Special Yoga therapy was developed by Jyoti Manuel of Special Yoga. The methodology is based on the belief that all children are special and deserve to experience peace joy and fulfillment of their potential and purpose. Moreover, all children are special regardless of abilities, appearance, culture, gender, race or the assumptions society has placed on them.
Qualifications & experience
Bsc (Hons) Primary Education 2006 (Anglia Ruskin University)
Msc Inclusive and Special Education 2009 (University of Edinburgh)
Yogacampus Yoga Teacher Training 200 hours, London (2014)
Teaching Yoga and Mindfulness to Children, Special Yoga, (2015)
Special Yoga for Special Children, Special Yoga (2016)
|Special Yoga One to One sessions||60 mins||£50|
|Special Yoga One to One sessions||60 mins||£250 for 6 sessions|
To book an appointment with Gemma, please call treat's Reception Team: 01603 514195 or [email protected]
For more information visit Gamma's website