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Yoga for Children with Special Needs - 5week course

5week Yoga Course for Children with Additional Needs

Starts on Saturday 24th February at 1pm-2pm

During our 5week course we will focus on:

* learning yoga poses
* getting to know our breath
* finding out more about our thoughts and emotions through yoga games and stories
* using yogic hand gestures that will help with focus and concentration
* ...and resting in relaxation:)

Classes will aim to improve physical strength, mental skills and provide tools to deal with emotional challenges children may face.

Structure of the class will follow the same structure as yoga class for adults but will be suited to the age of the children and their needs - will be more dynamic and will include different mindful games and activities. We will always start from centering session, breath work followed by physical practice, slowing down and finishing with relaxation.

Classes will run in 5week blocks and cost of the 5week course is 50eur (discount for siblings available). 

'Because Yoga works on many different levels, it has great potential as an effective therapy for chronic diseases and conditions that do not respond well to conventional treatment methods. Yoga routine can help children with learning difficulties develop greater concentration, balance, and composure in their daily lives. As a result, the child is able to develop a greater range of movement and coordination, as well as greater independence.
Yoga poses (asanas) help to stretch, tone and strengthen the entire body. Asanas also benefit the internal organs and help to balance and revitalize the endocrine glands. In conjunction with yogic breathing exercises, which have a beneficial effect on the central nervous system, asanas facilitate the development of body awareness, concentration and memory -- vital skills for any child.
The combination of asanas, pranayama (breath work) and deep relaxation will strengthen the child’s nervous system and increase overall health. As overall performance improves, so does their self-esteem.' The Sonia Sumar Method - Yoga for Special Child

If you would like to sign up for the course or if you have any questions please contact Magda@

email: soul.lighthouse.info@gmail.com or call: 0873267237