Changing the Face of Yoga Podcast
About This Show
Hosted by Stephanie Cunningham, a yoga teacher herself who is committed to sharing yoga with anyone, especially the over 50's.
Stephanie created this podcast to share how yoga can be practiced by anyone with amazing benefits. Yoga teachers themselves will share their stories; discussing why they teach, who they teach, how students benefit. Every fortnight or so, we will release a new episode. We will talk with teachers about teaching children, curvy bodies, the elderly but also those that each yoga to support students with diabetes, cancer and mental health issues.Read more »
Most Recent Episode
Yoga for Special Needs Children
6 days ago
Highlights: Working with other professionals to meet the needs of the whole person. Benefits include better proprioception and social engagement Collaborate with the family to help special needs children. 1:00 Introduction to Sheelah Rodrigues and Adaptability Yoga Works in therapy centres, after school settings Works with different challenges –physical, developmental, and mental challenges of children from toddlers to over 18. May introduce the same material e.g. super heroes but at different developmental levels. Class – starts slow, moves to the peak of activity, then down to calmer activities and then relaxation Uses themes, music, mantras (self-affirmations), poses, meditation, some pranyama in classes 13:15 Work on the whole person 15:30 Collaborate with family and other professionals. Team approach; incorporates yoga concepts to meet the goals for the child set by other professionals. Experience with other organisations and professionals through her work and has found that the other professionals are quite generous with their knowledge and support 18:30 Benefits to students include better understanding of proprioception, and helps with social engagement. 20:51 Tips Contacts: Website: www.adaptabilityyoga.ca FB: AdaptAbilityYoga Instagram: #adaptabilityyoga Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTSu3ZuZEbtWFkssbbNpVEQRead more »