Autism Ontario Windsor-Essex Yoga – Kids 12 & under

When:
February 19, 2020 @ 5:45 pm – 6:30 pm
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Where:
Autism Ontario Windsor-Essex Office
1168 Drouillard Road
Windsor
Ontario
Cost:
$5-$15

Autism Ontario Windsor-Essex Yoga - Kids 12 & under

 

Autism Ontario is offering a specialized yoga program for individuals with ASD!

The ancient art of yoga is proving to have great benefits for children on the autism spectrum. Yoga comprehensively addresses their heightened anxiety, poor motor coordination, and weak self-regulation - something that otherwise is very difficult to do.

Yoga is particularly instrumental in helping kids with autism learn self-regulation. By becoming aware of their bodies and aware of their breathing, yoga provides them with the ability to cope when they start to feel anxious or upset.

Many yoga for autism classes teach yoga poses or breathing techniques specifically intended to help children contend with their escalating emotions. Since these children are visually oriented, savvy instructors add a visual element so that the child has a colored picture of each pose near his or her mat. Parents are also given pictures of the poses so that they can do them at home with their child.

We will be holding Yoga classes for children 12 & under on Wednesday nights from 5:45 PM - 6:30 PM. Our first class will be Wednesday, January 15, 2020 and our last class will be on Wednesday, March 4, 2020.

The cost to sign-up is $5 for members and $15 for non-members. This event will take place in the Gino Marcus Community Centre in Conference Room B.

If you are not a member of Autism Ontario, but would like to become one, please visit: http://bit.ly/2AN2mek. Make sure to select "Windsor" as your Chapter. You do not need to have a Autism to be a member.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the office at 519-250-1893 or e-mail livia.windsor@autismontario.com.

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