YOGA AND CIRCUS SKILLS FOR HEMIPLEGIA

FREE YOGA AND CIRCUS SKILLS WORKSHOPS FOR CHILDREN WITH HEMIPLEGIA, SUMMER 2023

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YOGA WORKSHOPS for children with hemiplegia, led by Ayala Homossany of Enchanted Wonders Yoga

YOGA WORKSHOP for children with hemiplegia aged 5 - 11 years old, MONDAY 23rd OCTOBER 2023, 10.00-11.30am, followed by creative play activities and a shared picnic lunch


CIRCUS SKILLS WORKSHOPS for children with hemiplegia, led by Daniel Rose and team

Children aged 5 - 12 years old, THURSDAY 31 AUGUST 2023, 10.00-11.30am, followed by a shared picnic lunch

Children aged 5 - 12 years old, FRIDAY 1 SEPTEMBER 2023, 10.00-11.30am, followed by a shared picnic lunch


These workshops will be fun and will specifically support the physical wellbeing and development of children with hemiplegia. The yoga will be followed by playful crafts activities, inspiring the children to use their hemiplegia-affected hand in fun and confidence-building ways. All the workshops will include a tasty shared lunch, giving time for the children, parents and facilitators to relax, chat and play together. Yoga workshops are led by Ayala Homossany of Enchanted Wonders, a qualified yoga teacher and yoga therapist specialised in teaching yoga for children with special needs and disabilities. Circus skills workshops will be led by Daniel Rose and team.

It can be helpful for children with hemiplegia to meet other children like themselves: children with an AFO splint, or an affected arm and hand that doesn't work so well, to help them know that they are not alone. Adults with hemiplegia will also be supporting these workshops, sharing valuable understanding, experience, knowledge and skills, and joining in to encourage children and increase parents' understanding of hemiplegia. We can all learn from each other in a welcoming and friendly community.

The more children with Hemiplegia can explore using their affected side in their early years, the greater the possibilities for their brain plasticity to create stronger neural pathways to connect with their affected side. It can be invaluable for children and their parents to have skilled and creative input, bringing encouragement and ideas in a rich variety of ways to explore using their affected hands and limbs, in a fun, safe, and connecting context.

These sessions are free of charge, kindly funded by the Anton Jurgens Charitable Trust. Please book in advance, as numbers are limited to a maximum of 10 children (plus parents or guardian for each child) per session. We encourage parents to book for as many sessions as you can for your child, to create some continuity and repeated opportunities for learning and progress. The places are for children with hemiplegia aged 4-8 and 9- 12 years old, and a parent or guardian must accompany the child for the whole session. If your child is out of the age brackets but very keen, please get in touch and we will see what we can do! Please email to book.





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