What I offer
I offer 1:1 and family yoga sessions, in a studio or at your home.
What people say about these sessions…
“My daughter has been having bi weekly sessions with Debs for over two years, my daughter has complex needs, wheelchair user, and a diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy. A strong and comfortable relationship and bond has been established, my daughter benefits physically, emotionally and mentally from these sessions and I could not recommend Debs enough she is truly amazing and always ready to adapt sessions to my child’s needs.”
Yoga, Movement & Sensory Balancing Courses co-hosted with Autumn Blossoms
These can be delivered through schools, not-for-profits or private settings. To organise a course at your organisation or a 1:1 for your child, please get in touch.
Each session is based on the principles of movement, body work, breathwork and exploration. This approach creates a space for exploration, inspiration and sharing. The sessions:
- Develop yoga as a joyful and calming too
- Build upon each other, each focusing on a different discipline
- Are opportunities to build your support network and learn from fellow expert parents.
“… the deep breathing exercises are extremely helpful for him and a strategy we have been teaching him to use when he is in his calm area in school.”
“.. noticeable changes in his behaviour and is able to articulate his feelings and needs much more than he was before.”
“The whole programme was useful; the group worked really well and Emily and Debs were fantastic”
“I learnt a lot of strategies to support … with his core and relaxation techniques”
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What to expect….
Yoga for children with additional needs includes the classical yoga practices of movement, breathing, deep relaxation combined with sound, rhythm, massage and sensory integration techniques.
I offer therapeutic yoga interventions in the school environment in groups or in 1:1 sessions, as well as at home/studio settings. For more information please contact me.
Everyone is special. Regardless of abilities, appearance, culture, gender, race or the assumptions society has placed on us.
Having completed training with Special Needs Yoga my understanding is that we can help take children out of their stressed state and help them move into a relaxed state that creates the optimum condition and possibility for positive change. Simply starting by meeting every child with a pure intention to create a practice that encourages them to reach their fullest potential and celebrating the strength within each child we work from there.
The benefits can include:
- Improving motor control and motor planning skills
- Developing physical strength, muscle tone and balance
- Promoting flexibility and correcting postural misalignment
- Increasing self-awareness
- Establishing calm, organised mental states
- Improve concentration
- Reduce hyperactivity
- Relieve respiratory ailments
- Develop the ability to relax
- Release tension
- Reduce fear, frustration and stress
- Enrich the quality and quantity of sleep
Movement Based Learning techniques are incorporated into the yoga sessions with the children. Movement-based learning has come to be known in the neurobiological field as any brain-based learning that stimulates the growth of neural pathways through movement of the body.
Through observation of postural and behavioral cues develop a movement program that will enhance a more integrated way of learning. This will allow for the child to accomplish his goals in life with greater ease – the goal may be walking, talking, self-feeding, reading with ease, organizing classroom tasks, relating to peers or learning to self-regulate behaviors.
For more information please get in touch.