Yoga for Children with Special Needs (7-12) with Apryl Koh and Samantha Pay, Sep 23
Orchard Central Saturday, September 23, 2023 4pm - 5.30pm
Apryl and Samantha always have this vision that yoga is for anyone and everyone. Having served in the special needs community for almost 10 years, they thought of bringing it to the yoga community so that it can be inclusive towards children with special needs too.
Yoga for Children with Special Needs is designed exclusively for children with special needs from the age of 7 to 12 years old to explore the joy and benefits of yoga. The class will be conducted in an inclusive and safe space. During the session, we will focus on gentle movements, breathing exercises, and relaxation techniques tailored to the varying abilities of the children. A combination of visual aids, props, interactive games and storytelling will also be used to enhance learning and participation.
Through this special class, we hope to create a memorable and fun experience for our young participants and most importantly, to promote their self-regulation and emotional well-being through the practice of yoga.
Teacher qualification for both Apryl and Samantha: - Diploma in Special Education (awarded by NIE) - Certificate in Autism (awarded by Autism Resource Centre)
Please note that this event is non-refundable.
ABOUT APRYL KOH
Apryl’s yoga journey started in 2015 when her friends bought her a yoga trial package, and she has never looked back. Yoga has since been an integral part of Apryl’s lifestyle.
Apryl has been working with children ever since she was 17 and cannot remember a time where she hasn’t.
After taking her YTT with Blair in 2017, Apryl came across Divine Light Yoga’s children’s teacher training in 2022 and completed it with an aim to share yoga to as many children as she can.
Apryl believes that yoga has so many benefits that can empower children to feel strong yet calm, and strives to build a community through yoga.
Also a trained classical pianist, you can expect some musical element embedded into Apryl’s yoga classes.
ABOUT SAMANTHA PAY
Throughout her years of being an educator, Samantha had the privilege of working with children of different age groups in different settings. Being a special needs educator for 7 years, Samantha finds joy in recognizing and celebrating each child’s strength and uniqueness.
Combining both her love for yoga and working with children, she trained to be a certified kids yoga teacher with Divine Light Yoga in 2022. Through this program, she hopes to spread the joy of yoga and mindfulness to children and let them see the benefits of these from a young age.