Yoga helps people of all ages develop strong, healthy bodies, learn to respect themselves and the environment around us, and build self-esteem. Through a series of poses and relaxation exercises, yoga builds strength, flexibility, balance, and concentration. Yoga is a way for us to take time from our everyday lives to focus on strengthening our bodies, releasing the tensions that can build up in our muscles and minds, and enhancing our feelings of peace and well-being. Practiced alone or alongside other therapeutic activities, yoga will enhance physical and neurological needs, tone internal organs, and stimulate nerves and glands.
Yoga can help children with ADHD learn calming techniques that can be used in and out of class. For children with cerebral palsy, yoga can increase flexibility. Children on the autism spectrum can benefit as they would in a social/peer group. We need to interact and respect our friends in yoga just as we do in the everyday world. We use patterns that the children can easily grasp and build on. Since there is something for everyone in yoga, we offer a variety of classes: special needs classes, children's classes, family classes, and adult classes. Everyone is welcome!