Yoga for Children with Special Needs (ages 8-14)
- 5:30 PM
Sandy Izsa, M.S., CCC-SLP, RYT-200
Anna Major, M. Ed., RYT-500
Single session: $25
5 week session: $115
Foundations Yoga for Children with Special Needs is a 45 minute yoga class. This class is limited to 8 children with two instructors present.
Throughout this class we will be infusing asana (yoga poses), pranayama (breathing exercises), cooperative learning activities, yoga games, children’s literature, mindfulness activities, yoga crafts and more! The focus of our Yoga for Children with Special Needs class is on improving confidence, coping skills, communication, peer interaction, motor planning, imitation, coordination, balance, strength, and attention within a structured yet informal setting. Your children will be introduced to skills that improve general classroom success such as remaining with a peer group for increased lengths of time, joining small peer groups, following directions, sustained attention, attending to the speaker, and problem solving. All skills will be targeted within a non-competitive, non-judgmental, supportive environment.
Pre-requisite skills: In order for successful participation in a group yoga class a child needs to possess the ability to follow basic instructions from a group leader, remain in a group activity, have some ability/understanding of imitating actions (although the imitation does not need to be accurate). For children requiring physical assistance, a caretaker will need to participate in the class and provide assistance. Although general behavior management techniques will be utilized, a child requiring specific behavior management (token or reward systems) will require a caretaker as an assistant.
**Note: This class is not considered formal therapy and, therefore, is not billable to insurance.**
Pre-registration is required. Registration fees are non refundable. Visit the workshops and events page of our website to register www.foundationsyogaandtherapy.com.
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Last Updated: 11/21/18