Yoga for Children with Autism

3 hour workshop in Dublin with Anya Kruger

  • What is yoga?
  • What is autism?
  • Where does yoga fit in the school curriculum?
  • Structure and duration of a yoga class for children
  • Mindfulness Games: How to get calm and be good to yourself
  • Breathing games: Finding your voice, calming breathing
  • Routines that can make you more receptive for learning
  • Routines that can help with sensory integration
  • Routines that can help with co-ordination
  • Relaxation for children
  • Sample class
  • Ideas for classes
  • Useful props and books
  • Comprehensive handout

Anya has been practising yoga since 2001. In 2010, she qualified as a yoga teacher with YTI and has been t3eaching children's yoga ever since - at first part-time and since 2011, full-time. .

At the moment, she teaches yoga during school hours in nine different primary, post-primary and special shools.

Children with autism have a very unique perspective and Anya especially loves working with them.

To stay up to date with the latest developments in children's yoga, Anya has attended various training programmes - most notably with the Special Yoga Centre in London in 2010, 2012 and 2015.

Anya is registered with the Teaching Council of Ireland and holds qualifications as a Special Needs Assistant and Honours Bachelor Degree in Business Administration.

She has experience as an SNA and has worked in adult education before she had children.