Maitri Studio, Belfast, Butterfly Yoga, Blanche Thompson, family yoga, Autism, ADHD

Maitri Studio is venue to Family yoga workshop for children with Autism and ADHD

Sunday 19th February - 1.30pm to 2:30pm

Venue: Maitri Studio, 4 The Mount, Belfast

Contact: Blanche Thompson
07546 339830
blanchethompson1012@gmail.com

Dates:

Sun 19th February 2017

Family Yoga Workshop for Children with Autism and ADHD with Blanche Thompson

Family yoga provides an opportunity for parents to connect with their children through doing the postures together, supporting the child and partner work. The workshop will provide an opportunity for parents to participate with their child(ren)  in a yoga class and learning new ways to support their child in developing a yoga practice. There will be opportunities to learn different variations of postures, how to encourage their focus through breathing exercises and physical ways to support their child in asanas.

Benefits of Yoga for Children with Autism and ADHD:

  • Develops motor skills
  • Promotes physical and emotional development
  • Improves confidence and social skills
  • Provides sensory integration
  • Facilitates self-awareness
  • Provides coping techniques to both kids and parents

There will be a series of  four workshops. The workshops  will provide an opportunity for parents to participate with their child(ren)  in a yoga class and learning new ways to support their child in developing a yoga practice. There will be opportunities to learn different variations of postures, how to encourage their focus through breathing exercises and physical ways to support their child in asanas.

Parents will be able to practice with their children and feedback at the next workshop to get more ideas to further develop their children’s practice.

Siblings are welcome to take part in the workshops.

Workshop dates - Sundays:

  • 19th February
  • 2nd April
  • 23rd April

Costs for the 4 workshops: £40 per adult and one child; £20 for additional child

Places are limited to six children and need to be booked in advance

Where places are available – parents may be able to book individual workshops - £12 per workshop and £6 per additional child.

Workshops will be facilitated by Blanche Thompson, qualified yoga teacher (adults & children) and  licensed practitioner with Yoga for the Special Child – the Sonia Sumar Method and attended the CE Programme – Yoga for the Special Child for children with Autism and ADHD.

Further information or to book a place – contact Blanche on 07546 339830 or blanchethompson1012@gmail.com