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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Tuesday Evening, November 18th at NESCA: Free Presentation on the Benefits of Therapeutic Yoga


October 28, 2014

Hannah Gould, M.Ed., RYT
You are invited to a presentation, from 7:00 - 9:00pm on Tuesday, November 18th, on NESCA's therapeutic yoga program, by Instructors Hannah Gould, M.Ed., RYT and Ann-Noelle McCowan, M.A., RYT.

Therapeutic yoga uses movement, breathing, mindfulness exercises and meditation techniques to bring children to an awareness of what is happening in their bodies and minds, and provide specific tools they can use to regulate themselves.

Games, music and other fun yoga-based activities are incorporated to engage children and teach targeted skills.

Many children respond better to the body-based approach used in therapeutic yoga than to traditional talking-based therapies. This approach can be especially powerful for kinesthetic learners and those with language processing difficulties.

Introducing "Yoga Connects"

Yoga Connects is a unique parent-child yoga program designed to meet the needs of young people with autism and other special challenges. Parents participate side-by side with their children, sharing the experience of yoga together. Yoga Connects utilizes a visual yoga curriculum and specialized teaching approach developed by Hannah Gould.

Yoga Connects is a six-week program that empowers parents to facilitate effective sessions at home. With Yoga Connects, yoga becomes a meaningful shared activity and provides a daily respite from stress for both parent and child.

No yoga experience is required - the curriculum includes all of the yoga sequences and visual supports parents will need, and the trusting relationship between parent and child provides the safe ground for yoga to be a successful experience.

When:   7:00 - 9:00pm Tuesday, November 18, 2014  

Where: NESCA, Lower Lobby Meeting Room
                  55 Chapel Street, Newton, MA 02458

There is ample, free, off-street parking in the lot directly opposite the main entrance to the building.

This program is free and open to the public, but advance registration is requested; RSVP by calling 617-658-9800, or by email to

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