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

  • Reduced anxiety

  • 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

  • Breathing regulation 

  • 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.