Therapeutic Yoga for Children Program
Yoga Therapy for children is a new discipline in South Africa that is quickly gaining traction globally. Alongside the accepted benefits of yoga as a physical practice, the Meraki Code Program offers students support in improving concentration, calming excess energy, a reduction of pain, anxiety and aggression, confidence building and management of obsessive behaviors. This program focuses on therapeutic poses and movement education alongside breathing techniques and deep relaxation/yogic sleep and is particularly useful for children who need greater focus and grounding.
In studies in the USA, children are showing results in having greater confidence, higher self awareness and success making new friends, as well as regulating emotions after following therapeutic yoga programs. This program includes easy introductions to meditation techniques and yogic mantra music, as well as tailored yogic and Ayurvedic nutrition planning with recommended supplements for parents and carers. Yoga Therapy helps builds core strength and improve flexibility, co-ordination and body awareness, as well as support a deeper sense of ‘groundedness’, stability and calm. Classes are designed to be gentle yet stimulating and fun, aiming to be a highlight in the students weekly therapy.
Special Children's Program
This program is adapted for Children with Learning Difficulties and Autism Spectrum disorders, as well as Down’s Syndrome. Please discuss with us for further information on tailoring programs. Ideally, classes will be scheduled at the same time every week to create routine. We can also work with carers and family members to aid with yogic/Ayurvedic routine outside of classes.
"I love yoga. When I get to my mat my teacher helps me fly like a bird and stand like a tree!" -- 7 year old
"Now I do yoga before school every day and I don't get stressed out like I used to." -- 14 year old
"I like yoga because it makes my body feel safe" -- 6 year old with autism