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Youth Program Details

Activities Offered
  • Yoga
Participants Served
  • Age range of participants:

    0 - 3 years: No

    3 - 5 years: No

    6 - 12 years: Yes

    13 - 18 years: Yes

    18 - 21 years: Yes

  • Accessible by Public Transportation: No

  • Transportation Provided by the Program: No


Adapted Yoga 1 (7� 21 yr)

In a fun-filled and non-competitive environment, yoga postures and breathing exercises are modified for children with disabilities. Participating children are supported by their parent helper in learning fun ways to move and challenge their bodies and use their breath as a complement to other therapeutic interventions. Helps foster greater body awareness, challenge motor coordination and balance, and improve muscle tone and overall strength. Emphasis is also placed on supporting language and communication skills, achieving greater independence in following directions, and learning yoga-based strategies for self-regulation and calming.

Designed for children who require multiple prompts, support or other assistance to follow instructions or engage in activities. NOTE: This class is not a prerequisite for Adapted Yoga for Children & Parents II. Walter Reed Community Center.

  • Ages 7-18
  • 8 Sessions
  • $95

Adapted Yoga II (9� 21 yr)

Yoga postures and breathing exercises are adapted for children with disabilities, accompanied by a participating parent, to create an enjoyable experience. Helps foster increased strength, flexibility, and balance, while improving motor coordination and body awareness. Breathing exercises complement other strategies for helping manage anxiety and stress. Leadership, oral communication, and turn-taking skills are enhanced through group participation. A non-competitive and supportive environment allows the children and their parents to learn yoga-based strategies for calming and self-regulation.

Children must be able to follow simple directions, and engage with minimal support, prompts or other assistance. NOTE: Adapted Yoga I for Children & Parents is not a prerequisite for this class. Walter Reed Center.

  • Ages 9-18
  • 8 Sessions
  • $95