Currently, more than 100 young children attend the MahaDevi yoga centre in North London. They are now raising money to provide more children with special needs access to one-on-one therapy sessions.

The therapy is provided by 9 specially trained teachers who can now apply this training to any kind of special need. The centre has already helped children with autism, Down’s syndrome, behavioural issues, epilepsy, Prader-Willi syndrome, eye impediments, ME, cerebral palsy, hemiplegia, ADHD, ADD, ASD and speech impediments.

During these sessions, the teacher will support the child’s mental and physical development. They will work to restore the child’s emotional well-being so that they can calm their mind and nervous system and strengthen their body.

Denisa Nevon, the owner of the MahaDevi yoga centre, has said, “We only opened in October but I have been working with children with disabilities for nine years with home visits, in schools and in my house. It’s wonderful that all nine Sonia Sumar teachers can finally come together to have our own space for therapy and community for the families.

“Yoga has the capacity to address the whole wellbeing of the child, from a very early age,” said Ms Nevona. “It goes beyond the condition; we don’t start or stop at the label. A person is a person whether they have a condition or a disability. With yoga, you find a way of connecting to the heart of the person beyond the body. And so fairly uniquely we have the ability to address the child’s emotional needs as well as physical.”

Their students start from 2 months old, giving them the opportunity to aid the child’s development from as early as possible.

Learn more or make a donation at www.mahadevicentre.com/home

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