A core principle we uphold at Special Yoga Foundation is inclusivity. We encourage a community approach in supporting you to discover your full physical, psychological and emotional potential to thrive through our practice.
Our classes are held by our community of experienced yoga teachers. We hold a range of weekly classes for adults with, and without, special needs and classes for children with special needs.
Have a look at our classes below to see how you can get involved. Everyone is welcome!
If this will be your first time trying a special needs class with us, let us know! We like to have a chat with all of our newcomers, and will need to note the specific abilities of the person attending the class so we can provide the best service possible – please contact us here.
- Hatha Level 1-2: £12
- Classes for special needs £8 (or class pack £24 for 4)
- Community classes: £6
CLASSES FOR SPECIAL & ADDITIONAL NEEDS
New in Brighton: Yoga for Children with Autism or any other Additional Needs – Every Monday 4:30-5:15pm (Starts July 3rd 2017)
Venue: Energy For Life, Zylo East, Opposite 72, Sussex Street, Brighton, BN2 0GQ
Time: 4.30 – 5.15 small class group for children aged 4 – 8 years
Cost: Price per class £8; or per 6 class booking, £42
Clothing: Light, loose fitting clothing
To book contact Jenny: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07817546398
Jenny is an early years specialist in Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) She has studied Autism and Sensory processing disorder to post-graduate level and has 20 years experience of working with special children. She is both a British Wheel of Yoga Teacher and a senior practitioner working in Brighton and Hove for the Special Yoga Foundation, having trained with, and been supported by, Jyoti Jo Manuel. Website: breatherelaxsmileyoga.wordpress.com
Yoga for Young Adults with Special Needs (Male) Mondays 6pm
This is an all male class for young people wishing to practice yoga in a group setting. You will practice Yoga (movement, breath work and relaxation techniques) with one of our SYF trained practitioners in a supportive, friendly and inclusive environment. These sessions take place every Monday for 1 hour and are open to all young people with a variety of additional needs.
Yoga for Young Adults with Special Needs (Female) Thursdays 6pm
This is an all female class for young people wishing to practice yoga in a group setting. You will practice Yoga (movement, breath work and relaxation techniques) with one of our SYF trained practitioners in a supportive, friendly and inclusive environment. These sessions take place every Thursday for 1 hour and are open to all young people with a variety of additional needs.
Yoga for Adults with Special Needs Thursdays at 11:00
This is an inclusive class for anyone wishing to practice yoga in a group setting. You will practice Yoga (movement, breath work and relaxation techniques) with a qualified Yoga practitioner in a supportive and friendly environment. These sessions take place every Thursday, for 1 hour and are open to adults with a variety of additional needs. Support staff/Guardians are welcome and encouraged to join in with the session.
Yoga for Children with ASD/ADHD (4-8yrs) & (9-13yrs)
This is a friendly and inclusive class for children with ASD/ADHD who would like to practice Yoga in a group environment. The class is taught by an SYF trained practitioner and utilises Yoga techniques including movement, breath work and relaxation. These sessions take place every Saturday (4-8yrs) and Sunday (9-13yrs) and are a great way to socialise with peers. Children attend the sessions without the support of a parent/guardian.
*If you’re interested in joining our classes for special needs and additional needs please contact Jess 02089681900 to arrange the first session.
CLASSES FOR ALL LEVELS
Our weekly yoga classes for all abilities are a great option if you do not have special needs and want to further explore your yoga practice.
Hatha (Level 1-2 class) Mondays 7pm
Faustomaria teaches Hatha Yoga as part of a wider discipline he calls the ‘Art of Yoga’ involving breathing technology, meditation and the philosophy supporting the ancient discipline of Yoga and the continuously evolving contemporary life-styles. He helps the students to create an aware feeling for the asanas (postures) performed during the class. The mind (awareness) enters the body through the breath allowing the flow of prana (vital energy) in it.
Yoga for Stress (community class) – Tuesdays 1pm
Audrey Tom has been teaching yoga for the past fifteen years and become a thought leader in her practice with mentions in publications such as Vogue and The Daily Secret. Her ‘Yoga for Stress’ class will guide you through a holistic approach to exploring how you can self-regulate your body and emotions during moments of stress.
Deaf Yoga, Thursdays, 6pm – £10 per class
Deaf Yoga is taught in sign language (with voice on by request for those hearing impaired).
Classes respond to physical, mental/emotional needs, to the seasons and moon cycles and space.
The sessions will be held by Sarah Scott. Sarah is partially Deaf and has been teaching yoga for Deaf and hearing impaired people for almost 18 years. She is a qualified teacher and practitioner with Inner Yoga Trust and British Wheel of Yoga. Sarah’s inspiration comes a wide range of teachings, including Sivananda Yoga, Satyananda Yoga, Yoga for Health Foundation, Iyengar Yoga, Inner Yoga Trust (Jenny Beeken), Gary Carter and teachers of Scaravelli’s approach to yoga.
Beginners Integral Hatha (Community Class) Thursdays 7pm
Influenced by many of the great living sages I have been blessed to encounter, my practice is grounded in a body based meditation, a deepening intimacy with the body’s intrinsic intelligence and a constant noticing of the mind’s tendencies. I aim to share those elements of practice that I myself have found to be beneficial, that have moved me towards a deeper and more loving relationship with myself and therefore with the world.
Classes for People With Special Abilities
Our weekly yoga classes for special abilities are a great option if you have, or support someone with, special needs and want to further explore your yoga practice.