Therapeutic yoga for special needs

What I offer

Here at Heart Within Yoga, I believe yoga should be for everyone.

I specialise in Therapeutic Yoga for children and young adults with special needs.

I work with schools, care settings and private clients.

Edy demonstrating a yoga pose
Edy holding an instructional card showing a yoga pose

In my Therapeutic Yoga sessions, I use sensory and visual aids and tools, modelling poses, social stories and games. I make adaptations and modifications based on age and cognitive, social and emotional abilities.

I also teach Makaton signs yoga for nonverbal students.

Therapeutic Chair Yoga for Adults & Seniors

My service also offers Therapeutic Chair Yoga for Adults & Seniors. Perfect for people with restricted body mobility due to disability, injury, aging, Multiple Sclerosis, Arthritis, Chronic fatigue syndrome, depression and chronic pain. I offer one to one or group sessions held at the clients location.

group chair yoga class

About me

profile photograph of Edy

My name is Edy, I’m a qualified yoga teacher offering Therapeutic Yoga for children and young adults with special needs. I have years of experience working in Special Needs settings. Throughout those years I have learned behaviour patterns and how to interact with students. This experience allowed me to develop my unique Therapeutic teaching system.

I want to show you that yoga has no limits and everyone can practise it. Yoga is a unity of the body, the mind and the breath.

Through practising yoga, I am eager to help others, especially those with additional needs, to break the physical and mental boundaries together and to live life to the fullest! I am passionate about what I do and seeing remarkable results with my students is the greatest reward.

Client reviews

My son, now 25, has severe learning difficulties, hemiplegia, and other mobility issues. He can exhibit behaviours of distress. He has been having regular weekly yoga sessions with Edy for 14 months now. He always looks forward to them, always makes sure he is ready, and is always calm and happy after the sessions. We have noticed that he is more able to stretch his body and limbs, and that his balance has improved. He also benefits hugely from the relaxation and meditation elements of the sessions. They have become an essential part of his week.
Jane HvH
Heart with yoga was a wonderfully beneficial class for the students with complex additional needs. It grounded them, helping them to be present in the moment and bring self awareness to their own physical form. It was one of the few lessons where all the students would engage together as a group and it helped support their mobility and wellbeing. I highly recommend!
Helena Adelina

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