CHILDREN WITH ADDITIONAL NEEDS
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Yoga can help support children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Specific benefits of yoga for children with ASD includes:
Increased social communication skills
Awareness and expression of emotions
Reduction in challenging behaviours
Increased body awareness
Positive sense of self
Here's an article that discusses in detail the benefits of yoga. Click here
ADD / ADHD
Yoga can help support children with ADD / ADHD. Specific benefits of yoga for children with ADD / ADHD includes:
Promote mindfulness and calmness
Establish routine and improve concentration
Boost self esteem
Here's an article that discusses in detail, the benefits of yoga for children with ADD / ADHD. Click here
A yoga class specifically for a child with ADD and ADHD will include a lot of dynamic poses, breathing exercises, holding poses and relaxation / meditation. Poses are based on kids yoga therapy techniques as well as traditional yoga poses.
Namaste Yogis' founder Regina is a kids yoga therapist, trained by Zenergy (leading kids yoga expert in Australia) to run classes for children with additional needs. Regina is also a Registered Childen's Yoga Teacher (RCYT) with Yoga Alliance.
We recommend booking a one on one yoga class to start off with especially if your child has not participated in a yoga class before.
Our classes are also suitable for families under the NDIS program.