A Yoga Class for Children and Youth with CP
For children with disabilities, it is best to learn and practice yoga from a certified yoga therapist or yoga instructor who has the experience and background knowledge in teaching children and youth with disabilities.
A typical yoga class for infants is usually 30 minutes long. Group or one-to-one classes for children and youth last for 45 minutes. The components in a typical yoga session for children and youth with disabilities are discussed in the following sections.
Note: The following sections show only a sample of yoga breathing exercises and postures that can be practiced by infants, children or youth with CP with a trained yoga instructor or other professionals who have undergone teacher training programs in yoga for individuals with disabilities. The purpose of the accompanying videoclips is to increase awareness of the benefits of yoga practice for children and youth with CP. Parents or guardians who are interested in having their children involved in yoga should first consult with a yoga instructor, or join a teacher training program themselves.