YEAR OF YOGA: CHILDREN WITH HEMIPLEGIA
YOGA WORKSHOPS FOR CHILDREN WITH HEMIPLEGIA AGED 4-9 years old 2022:
SATURDAY 18 JUNE 2022 and SATURDAY 16 JULY 2022
We hope you are all doing OK.
After a long pause, we’re at last completing our 'Year of Yoga and Mindful Play' for children with Hemiplegia aged 4 to 9, and their families. (It has now been three years, due to being paused during the pandemic.)
There will be two more yoga workshops, led by Ayala Homossany, a qualified yoga teacher specialised in teaching yoga for children with special needs and disabilities.
The 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. The workshops will include a tasty shared lunch, giving time for the children, parents and facilitators to relax, chat and play together.
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, generously funded by Awards for All. 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 - 9 years old, and a parent or guardian must accompany the child for the whole session.
The dates are as follows:
Please email to book.