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Monday, November 10, 2014

Introducing Yoga Connects November 18th: Therapeutic Yoga for Children on the Autism Spectrum and Their Parents

From NESCA

November 10, 2014

On Saturday, 11/8 we posted an article here entitled, "Yoga Generates Huge Benefits for Children with Autism." In it, Teacher Scott Anderson of YogAutism noted that in addition to benefits typically associated with yoga—improved strength and flexibility, and an increasing sense of peace—autistic children also experience reductions of pain, anxiety, aggression, obsessive behaviors and self-stimulatory activities.

Indeed, the current research indicates that yoga also helps children with autism to regulate their emotions and be more successful in making new friends.

The response to this piece has been tremendous! We've already had many enthusiastic inquiries from parents about yoga programs for children on the autism spectrum. Clearly, we should have mentioned our own, "Yoga Connects," an innovative yoga curriculum for visual learners developed by Hannah Gould, M.Ed., RYT. Demonstrably effective--and great fun--it reflects Hannah's many years of experience in working with children and young adults on the spectrum.

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Hannah Gould Speaks About Yoga Connects

When:   7:00 - 9:00pm Tuesday, November 18, 2014  

Where: NESCA, Lower Lobby Meeting Room
                 55 Chapel Street, Newton, MA 02458

There is ample, free, off-street parking in the lot directly opposite the main entrance to our building.

This program is free and open to the public, but advance registration is requested; RSVP by calling 617-658-9800, or by email to arenzi@nesca-newton.com.
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 About Yoga Connects

Yoga Connects is a unique parent-child yoga program designed to meet the needs of young people with autism and other special challenges. Parents participate side-by side with their children, sharing the experience of yoga together. Yoga Connects utilizes a visual yoga curriculum and specialized teaching approach developed by Hannah Gould.

Yoga Connects is a six-week program that empowers parents to facilitate effective sessions at home. With Yoga Connects, yoga becomes a meaningful shared activity and provides a daily respite from stress for both parent and child.

No yoga experience is required - the curriculum includes all of the yoga sequences and visual supports parents will need, and the trusting relationship between parent and child provides the safe ground for yoga to be a successful experience.

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