Yoga is rich in teaching opportunities, and can be used to support learning in a wide variety of skill areas-- improving movement patterns and spatial concepts, social interactions, emotional regulation, and language and literacy skills.
Through the years, I have co-created many stories with many kids—some with autism, some who were blind, some who were deafblind, and some who were just Interesting Kids (without any diagnoses at all!).
I’ve been helping kids tell their imaginative stories for almost twenty years. I once believed the myth that kids who have autism, and sometimes kids who have visual impairment or deafblindness, are not creative—that they are rigid and cannot move beyond a literal interpretation of the world. I’ve definitely given up this stereotype through my experience in helping kids share their play-based ideas with others in this project.