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Special Yoga aims to support children with Dyslexia and Dyspraxia in reducing anxiety, increasing coordination and balance, and encouraging confidence.

This course will strengthen your ability to uniquely guide children with dyslexia and dyspraxia using Special Yoga’s methodology.  The course will explore how to guide a child through a one-to-one session as well as within a group setting.

Support children in building resilience and confidence as you equip them with the tools for a positive self-development.


How this Course Benefits You

  • Your ability to understand and work with the neurological and physical aspects of dyslexia and dyspraxia to support the child’s potential will be enhanced.
  • You will develop tools to help with the child’s coordination and reduce their levels of anxiety.
  • You will learn sound and breathing technique to encourage self-regulation, balance and coordination from a physical, emotional and mental perspective.
  • You will develop the capability to encourage the child’s fine and gross motor skills.

Topics Covered

Please note the topics covered are provided as a guide on what to expect throughout the experience. For more details, click on the link above to download the course programme.

This one-day intensive course will focus on providing you with an essential set of strategies to support children with dyslexia and dyspraxia in confronting daily challenges such as anxiety, coordination and balance.

Sound and breathing techniques will assist to encourage a greater level of focus on the practice and the ability to self-regulate emotions. Practicing asanas will support the child to become more balanced in both their body and emotions, as well as become more  self-regulated.  A sense of self-awareness and a recognition of children’s individual strengths will be emphasised.

Course tutors

Jyoti ManuelJyoti Manuel

Founder of Special Yoga and a leading expert in yoga for children and the creator of this course. Jyoti Manuel has devoted her life to increasing awareness, knowledge and practical experience around the therapeutic effects of yoga and making yoga available to as many children as possible.She has worked extensively with children with Dyslexia and Dyspraxia. This course is the result of her continued commitment to share the long-term

Teaching Style

You will be guided through highly effective and accessible strategies for integrating our remedial advantages of Special Yoga methodology into the lives of children with dyslexia and Dyspraxia. With these skills you will have the ability to tailor various settings to the specific needs of the child or group you support.


Please note: Early bird discounts are not applicable to deposits or payment plans. If you choose to pay a deposit you will be required to pay the remaining balance prior to the course start date.

Full price: £119

Once payment has been made, you will be emailed a registration form for completion prior to your booking being finalised.


What does my fee cover?

  • Full tuition
  • ‘Special Yoga for Dyslexia and Dyspraxia’ Manual
  • Personal contact with the course leaders
  • Special Yogacertificate with 100% attendance

What does my fee exclude?

  • Lunch
  • Parking / travel / accommodation

Course Certification

This course is certified by the leading curriculum development and awarding body organisation, ASDAN and recognised by Yoga Alliance UK.Your success in completing our ‘Special Yoga for Dyslexia and Dyspraxia’ course will be celebrated with a distinguished certificate of participation from the Special Yoga training centre of excellence.

Useful information

What experience do I need for this course?

This course is open to all, including people who do not teach yoga professionally. Regular attendees of this course include but are not limited to:

  • Special needs teachers
  • parents
  • practitioners
  • teachers
  • learning support assistants
  • Anyone interested!


Can I become a Special Yoga practitioner after completing this course?

Completing our ‘Special Yoga for Dyslexia and Dyspraxia’ course is a part of your journey towards supporting all children with Dyslexia and Dyspraxia and staying up to date with the latest practices and techniques.

Special Yoga is a training centre of excellence. We pride ourselves in appropriately preparing you towards a career. Therefore we highly recommend joining our practitioner development programme if you are considering becoming a professional practitioner with Special Yoga.


What courses could I do after this course?

If ‘Special Yoga for Dyslexia and Dyspraxia’ is your first course with us at Special Yoga and you have been inspired by the teachings, we offer a wide range of specific and fully comprehensive courses.

If you have not yet taken our flagship ‘Special Yoga for Special Children’ training we would highly recommend doing so. This course is a vital step in enhancing your ability to support all children with special needs.

We would also recommend taking a look at the 10 day fully comprehensive “Teaching Yoga and Mindfulness to Children’ training. If you are interested please click here


Can we support you in choosing your course?

If you have any queries please let us know at teachertraining@specialyoga.org.uk


Policies & Procedures

For the full course policies and terms & conditions please click here.

Course Tips
Who can do this course?
Occupational therapists, yoga teachers and yoga therapists, trainee yoga teachers, school teachers and staff, parents or anyone interested in exploring Special Yoga.
Is this course accredited?
You will receive a Special Yoga Certificate of Accreditation after completing the course. The Special Yoga for Dyslexia and Dyspraxia course is recognised by ASDAN and Yoga Alliance.
Can I practise professionally with this course?
As a training centre of excellence we are developing a Special Yoga practitioner development programme for those considering practising professionally. This will be discussed during your course.
What courses could I do after this course?
After completing the Special Yoga for Dyslexia and Dyspraxia course we suggest taking our flagship course Special Yoga for Special Children if you have not already. We highly recommend it as it provides a comprehensive guide across all conditions and is the first steps towards becoming a professional practitioner.
Need help booking this course?
We are always ready to help anwser your questions regarding taking our courses. Either contact +44 208 968 1900 or email teachertraining@specialyoga.org.uk