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Think of Special Yoga Foundation Next Time you Have a Dinner Date

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Special Yoga Foundation is now registered on ChariTable Bookings. The app and website dedicated to donating to a charity of your choice every time you make a restaurant reservation, and at no expense to you. This means the next time you make a restaurant reservation you could simultaneously help more special children to experience the therapeutic benefits of yoga - without spending a penny! The...
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Three Fun Ways to Encourage Mindfulness in Children

On Sunday the 26th of February we held our second family charity event at our Portobello Dock based yoga centre. The two-hour session was dedicated to encouraging mindfulness in children. Leading the event was the inspirational multi-disciplinary musical artist, Jahnavi Harrison, and healing Hatha yoga expert, Sneha Hothi.   The children were entertained with a series of interactive stories, yo...
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Government Reforms Announced for Child and Adolescent Mental Health.

Mental Health- Creative Ingrid
Every Child’s Story Deserves an Open Ear: Government Reforms Announced for Child and Adolescent Mental Health. Text: Nicole Schnackenberg | Illustration: Ingrid Sanchez (@creativeingrid) “Listen with curiosity. Speak with honesty. Act with integrity. The greatest problem with communication is we don’t listen to understand. We listen to reply. When we listen with curiosity, we don’t liste...
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Jyoti Travel Diaries: Special Yoga in Thailand

Jyoti Travel Diaries: Special Yoga in Thailand Text: Jyoti Jo Manuel | Illustration: Ingrid Sanchez (@creativeingrid) Jyoti occasionally travels to the far corners of the world to support special children with therapeutic special yoga. This January 2017 she visited Thailand. The following are her diaries entries for all to enjoy!   First Entry Arrived yesterday after long fl...
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Special Yoga from an Occupational Therapist’s Perspective

Special Yoga From an Occupational Therapist Perspective
Special Yoga from an Occupational Therapist's Perspective Text: Kirdi Dalgliesh (kirdi@bendyed.com.au) | Illustration: Ingrid Sanchez (@creativeingrid) How did the course impact your work as an OT? The course changed everything for me. The first time I attended a workshop at the Special Yoga Centre with Jo Manuel was a week of “light bulb” moments. I had originally attended the course ...
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Human Beings, Not Human Doings: Sharing the Gift of our Presence this Christmas

Human Beings, Not Human Doings: Sharing the Gift of our Presence this Christmas Text: Nicole Schnackenberg | Illustration: Ingrid Sanchez (@creativeingrid) “Learn how to see. Realise that everything connects to everything else” - Leonardo Da Vinci   Certain things are contagious. The common cold, yawns, laughter… even the energetic quality of our presence. Often, when we...
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Teaching Yoga to Adults with Special Needs | The Power of OM

Teaching Yoga to Adults with Special Needs | The Power of OM Text: Lucy (admin@healthylifeservices.co.uk) | Illustration: Ingrid Sanchez (@creativeingrid) My journey to teaching Yoga for Adults with Special Needs started a few years ago when on holiday in India and I was lucky enough to stay in a guesthouse run by an amazing woman who taught yoga for two hours every morning. During the...
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Special Yoga in Sri Lanka | November

Diary: Special Yoga in Sri Lanka, November 2016 Text: Jyoti Jo Manuel | Illustration: Ingrid Sanchez (@creativeingrid) After spending 20 hours travelling, I eventually arrive in Trincomalee and rest before my journey unfolds. Day One: I arrive at a workshop for teachers from special needs units based in Trincomalee and up to 30km away - the eastern province is the poorest in S...
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Language, Labels and Autism: From Disorder to Condition… and Beyond

Language, Labels and Autism: From Disorder to Condition… and Beyond Text: Nicole Schnackenberg | Illustration: Ingrid Sanchez (@creativeingrid) “There needs to be a lot more emphasis on what a child can do, instead of what they cannot do.” - Dr. Temple Grandin   Finally! Professionals are beginning to move away from the use of ‘disorder’ in their description of the set of be...
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Exploring Unity of the Self through the Eight Limbs of Yoga

Exploring Unity of the Self through the Eight Limbs of Yoga Text: Nicole Schnackenberg | Illustration: Ingrid Sanchez (@creativeingrid) “All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything.” - Swami Vivekananda   In current Western society we typically take a highly dual and binary approach to the body and mind; the mind ...
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