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Yoga Nidra for Children & Adults with Special Needs

Yoga Nidra for Children & Adults with Special Needs
1 day
Intensive – Coming Soon

This one day course is run by Christine Godwin who is trained and qualified in the Satyananda method of Yoga Nidra teaching. During the day you will experience a full yoga nidra practice at beginner level and also an adapted version of the practice suitable for children and adults with SEN and learning difficulties. Yoga Nidra is not just a deep relaxation, there are many other benefits that result from regular use of this practice; both for the practitioner and the recipient. We will look at these benefits which can be experienced on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels. You will leave the course with some skills to help you with your own practice and how to develop a practice for others in an adapted version.

We will look at why we use Yoga Nidra with additional needs, its basic structure and how the various components penetrate the many layers of a human being. In this way you can begin to see how to use the practice for the SEN population and learn about its benefits. The aim of the day is to learn how to share this beautiful and powerful practice effectively and responsibly with people who may struggle with communication and concentration.

New course date coming soon

Contact the Special Yoga Foundation to be placed on the waiting list:
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Course Leader

Christine-GodwinChristine Godwin

Christine has been a practitioner of cognitive behavioural therapy for the NHS, a full-time reflexologist since 1994 and has been teaching yoga and practicing yoga therapy for 15 years. She first started training as a yoga therapist to work with her son Jacob who has Down syndrome. From the early inspiration and practical experience of Jacob, Christine extended her teaching and yoga therapy to include Hatha yoga and yoga nidra classes, classes for adults and children with disabilities and/or learning difficulties and one to one yoga therapy sessions. Jacob is now 17 and continues to be an inspiration as he grows older and his needs change. Christine has two other sons and lives and practices in west London.

Student pre-requisites

– Some previous experience of Yoga Nidra would be useful but not essential
– Open to parents, practitioners, teachers, learning support assistants, and anyone interested!