Yoga for Children

Yoga for the Child with Special Needs was developed in Brazil by renowned yoga teacher Sonia Sumar over 30 years ago. After studying Sonia's method and having been Conductive Education Teachers, we have realized how children and adults with Cerebral Palsy can benefit from both of these unique methods. We have experience with children treating Cerebral Palsy and after years of practice we have concluded that both Yoga and Conductive Education are some of the best tools to develop the unique potential of children.


Yoga and Conductive Education Benefits for Children with Cerebral Palsy:

Yoga's benefits are numerous. Some of the important benefits include balance and flexibility of body, an increase in knowledge, and an improvement in mental health and development of personal and social values. Yoga improves strength, makes you feel good and is relaxing, energizing and strengthening.


Yoga and Conductive Education Benefits for Children with Cerebral Palsy:

  • Enhances the natural development of children with special needs
  • Increases body awareness
  • Increases strength and flexibility
  • Improves concentration
  • Reduces hyperactivity
  • Provides healthy formative development for infants and toddlers
  • Improves breathing patterns
  • Improves speech
  • Decreases spasticity
The program helps to develop the following:

  • The ability to reach and maintain a calm,focused state
  • Improved motor planning
  • Improved body awareness
  • Improved performance of self-care
  • Improved attention
  • Improved metabolic functions
  • Decreased stress
  • Improved emotional balance
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