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Yoga For Children w/ Special Needs
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Discover the benefits:
Yogi’s have known it for centuries. Now, scientific research is supporting the time-honored practice of yoga and therapeutic yoga programs.
The ancient traditions of mindfulness, meditation, and relaxation are particularly helpful for children with special needs. Breathing exercises and quiet relaxation techniques have been scientifically proven to have positive effects on the gross, fine, and visual motor conditions of children as well as building confidence and calming body and mind. Studies further show that certain disorders such as ADHD, autism, and anxiety can be managed through appropriate yoga therapy, reducing and potentially eliminating the need for medication.

Benefits include:
Improved focus and concentration
Mental and physical strength, flexibility, and balance
Loosening of tight limbs for children with physical disabilities
Strengthening hypotonic (floppy muscle tone) arms and legs
Better self esteem and self acceptance
Learned techniques for calming body and mind

This program is ideal for children with:
Autism
Attention Deficit Disorder or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Cerebral Palsy
Learning disabilities
Downs Syndrome
Sensory Processing Disorder
Moderate physical disabilities
Anxiety and Depression 

Judi specializes in teaching yoga to children with special needs. Judi uses her extensive experience and training to encourage children to discover that yoga provides them with a safe and supportive environment. Judi is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists and the Kripalu Yoga Teachers Association.