The practice of yoga for adults with special needs can help them to feel less anxious / calm, improve flexibility and build body awareness. After attending a course run by Richard Kravetz at the special yoga foundation it was apparent that yoga brings positive benefits, new experiences and a sense of wellbeing to all. This is when I decided to use yoga in my work as an Occupational Therapist and have seen the benefits on people's levels of independence and quality of life.
Yoga can be a leisure activity or part of a programme that can meet a person's sensory integration needs e.g. (balance) and proprioception (knowing where your body is in space â€“ knowing where your arm is). This together with feeling more connected to your body can make completing everyday activities easier. Yoga is therefore beneficial to all adults with special needs including people with Dyspraxia, autism and additional physical needs.
The sessions will be fun and varied, including a range of elements tailored to who is in the session. All aspects of the sessions will be adapted to a person's ability e.g. can be chair based. Sessions can be individual or group based.
Also pleased to be able to offer Thai Yoga Massage. This is a deeply relaxing and rejuvenating treatment that balances mind, body and spirit. The massage is between 1.5 to 2 hours and takes place lying on the floor on a comfortable mat, fully clothed. During the massage there will be a combination of applied yoga stretching, working acupressure points and finishes with a relaxing facial massage.