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Free Special Yoga taster sessions

  • Maitri Studio 4 The Mount Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT5 4NA United Kingdom (map)

Ever wanted to try special yoga for you or your loved one?

Tory from SHINE special yoga will be offering free half hour taster sessions as part of the East Belfast Yoga Festival to give people who have never experienced special yoga before to have the opportunity to try it.

What is special yoga?
Special yoga uses yoga as a therapeutic intervention to help people reach their potential. Special yoga has become the international term used to describe yoga for people with a variety of additional needs including autism, ADHD, Cerebral Palsy, Down's Syndrome, learning disability/ difficulties, PMLD, complex needs and other physical challenges. Special yoga therapy helps people reach their potential.

All special yoga sessions will focus on the following areas: Breathing practices, Physical postures, Deep pressure massage, Sound therapy, Mindfulness and Relaxation.

Special yoga can help to: 

  • Increase body and spatial awareness

  • Develop motor skills

  • Encourage self-initiation and self-regulation

  • Improve concentration

  • Improve efficiency of lungs and cardio-vascular system

  • Improve posture, flexibility, strength and muscle tone

  • Reduce anxiety and depression

  • Improve quality of sleep

These sessions are suitable for children and adults with additional needs.

Sessions need to be booked in advance. For further information and booking please contact Tory on or phone 07789726696.

Later Event: 7 October
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