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.
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.
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