What is Yoga Therapy?
Yoga is an ancient practice with well established physical and psychological benefits. Yoga therapy combines a psychological approach with traditional yoga practices (such as stretching, movement, breathing, sound and relaxation) and tailors them to the needs of individuals or small groups.
The intention of yoga therapy is to equip children and young people with tools to build their own wellbeing and resilience. With these tools they are better able to deal with the challenges and difficulties they face in their lives.
What is the evidence?
There is an emerging evidence base that yoga therapy has a positive benefits for children and young people experiencing a range of difficulties, such as low mood, anxiety, anger, attention and concentration difficulties, trauma and neurological differences. Please contact me if you would like more information about research on yoga therapy.
Who can benefit?
Yoga therapy can support children and young people with a range of difficulties, and is particularly useful for children and young people who would benefit from a psychological approach, but who may find it difficult to engage meaningfully in talking therapies.
Yoga therapy interventions can be commissioned privately by families, or I can offer them within education and childcare settings. If you are interested in finding out more about yoga therapy for children and young people then please contact me.
Current SEND sessions
I am currently working alongside Sense Star Multi-Sensory Centre, in Huddersfield, to provide some yoga sessions developed specifically for children and young people with SEND. These sessions will focus on grounding and calming the nervous system, as well as improving focus, balance and coordination. For dates please see my Classes & Workshops page, and for more information or to book please contact email@example.com.