Welcome to Yoga Bear.
Yoga-Bear is a yoga therapy designed to work with infants, children and
adolescents with special needs. Individuals with Downs Syndrome, Cerebral
Palsy, Autism, ADHD and PDD all benefit from yoga therapy. Yoga aids in
the cleaning of toxins through the digestive, lymphatic, cardiovascular
and pulmonary systems. Yoga illicits a positive response with many people
which conventional therapies cannot reach. Yoga Therapy is a hands on
treatment where those who need it are helped into the poses that will
benefit them directly.
The activities that are included in Yoga-Bear sessions are:
To help increase motor skills
To help increase cognitive function by bringing awareness to the child's
To enable the alignment of the vertebrae
To provide stimulation to the internal organs
To improve lung capacity
To help children who experience increased muscle tone
Helps the flow of energy to various organs in the body
move excess phlegm and mucus from the respiratory system
To increase concentration
To strengthen the optic nerves
Massage and soft music combined help the body to absorb the benefits of
postures and breathing
Our belief at Yoga
Bear is that good health is also good fun.