Teaching Yoga to Children with Special Needs

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120 Page Manual
75 minutes DVD:

  • Breathing Exercises
  • Songs with Movement
  • Thematic Pose Sequences
  • Skill Building Games
  • Relaxation and Sensory Integration Activities
SKU: SNM Category:


Written by Craig Hanauer and Edited by Leah Kalish, MA

This 120 page manual and accompanying DVD give you everything you need to bring the many benefits of yoga and creative play to children with special needs, ages 3 – 12.  The tools, techniques and activities included come directly from Craig’s many years of successful teaching at The Park School in NYC and at Kripalu Center in MA.

With this integration of yoga, creative arts and play, you can effectively help your special needs students or children increase strength, flexibility, balance, self-regulation, focus and concentration.  It includes over 80 playful  pose sequences, theme based musical routines, games, breathing exercises, and effective self-regulatory activities – most of which are demonstrated on the DVD for easy learning and implementation.

This is the ideal resources if you are working with “higher functioning” children with special needs, who are essentially “physically able” and:

  • Are easily over-stimulated, impulsive and/or distractible
  • Exhibit poor social skills and boundaries
  • Are learning disabled/with an emphasis on speech and language based learning disabilities
  • Are oppositional and/or disruptive
  • Present with high or low muscle tone
  • Present with anxiety, low self-confidence or low self-esteem

It is most helpful to those with a personal yoga practice who want to incorporate yoga into their work with children.  Professional therapists will benefit from this manual by learning creative, developmentally appropriate, fun ways of engaging and supporting children with special needs in the practices of yoga.


Additional information

Weight17 oz
Dimensions8.5 x 11 x .5 in

1 review for Teaching Yoga to Children with Special Needs

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Shoshana Shamberg OTR/L, MS, FAOTA

    The Move with Me™ videos and the Teaching Yoga to Children with Special Needs Manual & DVD have so helped me understand the many possibilities of working with children and Yoga. The movement is integrated into stories, songs, and experiences that are easy to follow and fun to teach. Sensory motor learning is promoted throughout. I highly recommend!

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