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Yoga for Individuals with Special Needs

Kids with Capes

Populations Served

Lotus Yogis by Jackie has extensive experience and is especially equipped to serve individuals with the following diagnoses:

  • Autism

  • Down Syndrome

  • Speech Delay

  • Language Delay

  • Sensory Processing Disorder

  • ADHD

  • Anxiety

  • Other Developmental Delays/Disorders

Stacking Blocks

Benefits of Yoga for Individuals with Special Needs

  • Improved fine and gross motor coordination​

  • Improved emotional regulation and coping skills

  • Improved transitioning skills

  • Increased focus and concentration

  • Functional practice with spatial and action concepts

  • Enhanced language processing skills

  • Improved self-monitoring and body awareness skills

  • Functional practice with proprioceptive and vestibular systems 

  • Improved sequencing skills

  • Enhanced responsibility via setting up and putting away yoga materials

  • Functional practice with joint attention and social interaction skills

  • Opportunities for laughter, silliness, and self-exploration

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