Namaste Kids
Yoga for kids with special needs
By:
Anna Marisol V. Rueda
What’s in the name?
“Namaste” is a customary Hindu greeting
upon meeting or departure. It is a Sanskrit
word meaning “I bo...
Why choose the program?
Numerous studies have been conducted about
the effect of yoga to children with special
needs such ...
Why choose the program?
in focus and concentration, better sleep
pattern, eating habits, social adaptation,
coordination a...
I. Clientele
Admission
- boys and girls aged 4 – 10 years old with
ADHD, mild autism and mild to
moderate MR
II. Curriculum Goals
Mission
To provide a comprehensive therapeutic
program to children with special needs
through yoga pr...
II. Curriculum Goals
Vision
For children with special needs to increase
their awareness of the body and mind and
improve b...
II. Curriculum Goals
Course Objectives
A. General Objectives
For children with special needs to develop a
lifelong yoga pr...
II. Curriculum Goals
Course Objectives
B. Specific Objectives
1) To help children with special needs improve
focus and con...
II. Curriculum Goals
Course Objectives
B. Specific Objectives
2) To provide children with techniques to
manage stressful s...
II. Curriculum Goals
Course Objectives
B. Specific Objectives
4) To provide opportunities for children with
special needs ...
III. Philosophical Framework
Namaste Kids will follow the
Sonia Sumar Method™. Sonia
Sumar is an internationally-
acclaime...
III. Philosophical Framework
help babies and children with
cerebral palsy, Down’s
Syndrome, autism, ADHD and
learning disa...
III. Philosophical Framework
of children such as the use of
props and blocks, guided
imagery and manual guidance
in the mo...
III. Philosophical Framework
respiratory function, focus and
concentration. The breathing
and sound work such as the
Ocean...
III. Philosophical Framework
to the children to socialize,
relate and communicate with
each other. In addition, children
l...
IV. Curriculum Content
The program is divided into 2 categories
according to the students chronological age:
the Yogi Babi...
IV. Curriculum Content
Yogi Babies (40 hours)
Integrative play (5 hours)
Breathing exercises (5 hours)
Basic Yoga 1 (20 ho...
IV. Curriculum Content
Yogeens (65 hours)
Being mindful (10 hours)
Breathe in, breathe out (5 hours)
I Am Strong (10 hours...
V. Evaluation
Each program will be evaluated through
Authentic and Formative assessments. Use of
rubrics and checklists wi...
VI. Learning Environment
a. Teaching methods
- Kinesthetic and Auditory
- modeling
- meditative
b. Teaching materials
- ma...
VI. Learning Environment
c. Class size
- small group (1 teacher: 3-5 students)
d. Time allotment
- 1 hour a day
VI. Learning Environment
e. Venue
Yoga practice is both physical and
meditative in nature. An environment
which will provi...
VI. Learning Environment
Thus, a plain, simple and quiet space
with enough room to accommodate the
students. It should be ...
VI. Learning Environment
To provide accessibility to the students,
the studio should be in a ground floor of
the building.
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Namaste Kids

program creation to cater students with special needs
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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  • 1. Namaste Kids Yoga for kids with special needs By: Anna Marisol V. Rueda
  • 2. What’s in the name? “Namaste” is a customary Hindu greeting upon meeting or departure. It is a Sanskrit word meaning “I bow down to you” and it is a gesture of respect usually spoken with a slight bow and hands pressed together like in prayer.
  • 3. Why choose the program? Numerous studies have been conducted about the effect of yoga to children with special needs such as ADHD, emotional and behavioral problems, autism, mental retardation and Down’s syndrome. These studies showed improvement not only in physiological aspect but as well as socio- emotional and behavioral. Some of the results of yoga practice include improvement
  • 4. Why choose the program? in focus and concentration, better sleep pattern, eating habits, social adaptation, coordination and good academic performance.1 Namaste Kids is inspired by these studies. It is a multi-level yoga program to provide an alternative therapy for children with various disabilities.
  • 5. I. Clientele Admission - boys and girls aged 4 – 10 years old with ADHD, mild autism and mild to moderate MR
  • 6. II. Curriculum Goals Mission To provide a comprehensive therapeutic program to children with special needs through yoga practice
  • 7. II. Curriculum Goals Vision For children with special needs to increase their awareness of the body and mind and improve bodily strength through yoga techniques such as pranayama (breathing) and asanas (poses) which can help them improve focus and concentration
  • 8. II. Curriculum Goals Course Objectives A. General Objectives For children with special needs to develop a lifelong yoga practice to help improve their overall socio-emotional, behavioral and physiological health
  • 9. II. Curriculum Goals Course Objectives B. Specific Objectives 1) To help children with special needs improve focus and concentration through mindful yoga practice
  • 10. II. Curriculum Goals Course Objectives B. Specific Objectives 2) To provide children with techniques to manage stressful situations through different breathing practice 3) To foster a well-balanced physical development (strength, flexibility, balance, motor skills, breathing)
  • 11. II. Curriculum Goals Course Objectives B. Specific Objectives 4) To provide opportunities for children with special needs to socialize through group classes
  • 12. III. Philosophical Framework Namaste Kids will follow the Sonia Sumar Method™. Sonia Sumar is an internationally- acclaimed yoga teacher for children with special needs. Her method is used by an international program called Yoga for the Special Child
  • 13. III. Philosophical Framework help babies and children with cerebral palsy, Down’s Syndrome, autism, ADHD and learning disabilities. The method is an integration of traditional yoga practice with modern techniques to accommodate the special needs
  • 14. III. Philosophical Framework of children such as the use of props and blocks, guided imagery and manual guidance in the movements, and coordination of age and developmentally appropriate breathing techniques and asanas (poses) to improve
  • 15. III. Philosophical Framework respiratory function, focus and concentration. The breathing and sound work such as the Ocean Breathe are also adapted.2 It also addresses the social problems of children with special needs since yoga classes are often in groups and provides an opportunity
  • 16. III. Philosophical Framework to the children to socialize, relate and communicate with each other. In addition, children learn how to listen, follow instructions and manage emotions.
  • 17. IV. Curriculum Content The program is divided into 2 categories according to the students chronological age: the Yogi Babies for children 4-7 years old and Yogeens for 8-10 years old. The rationale for these subcategories is to target same age group for their play and socialization.
  • 18. IV. Curriculum Content Yogi Babies (40 hours) Integrative play (5 hours) Breathing exercises (5 hours) Basic Yoga 1 (20 hours) Basic Yoga 2 (20 hours) Practicing yoga
  • 19. IV. Curriculum Content Yogeens (65 hours) Being mindful (10 hours) Breathe in, breathe out (5 hours) I Am Strong (10 hours) Basic Yoga 1 (20 hours) Basic Yoga 2 (20 hours) Intermediate/Practicing Yoga
  • 20. V. Evaluation Each program will be evaluated through Authentic and Formative assessments. Use of rubrics and checklists will be utilized to evaluate the progress of the students.
  • 21. VI. Learning Environment a. Teaching methods - Kinesthetic and Auditory - modeling - meditative b. Teaching materials - mats, props (blocks, ropes, stretch bar) - meditative music - age-appropriate toys
  • 22. VI. Learning Environment c. Class size - small group (1 teacher: 3-5 students) d. Time allotment - 1 hour a day
  • 23. VI. Learning Environment e. Venue Yoga practice is both physical and meditative in nature. An environment which will provide solemnity to the practice is necessary. Since the students also have problems on focus and concentration, it should ensure that the practice area is free from any distractions.
  • 24. VI. Learning Environment Thus, a plain, simple and quiet space with enough room to accommodate the students. It should be well-lighted and well-ventilated. Since the practice focuses on breathing, natural ventilation is a priority.
  • 25. VI. Learning Environment To provide accessibility to the students, the studio should be in a ground floor of the building.