Yoga for special needs students

Course Outline

A few words about the course: Yoga education can supplement school and any other formal or non-formal education. It can prepare the students physically and mentally for the integration of their physical, mental and spiritual faculties so that the students can become healthier, saner and more integrated members of the society and of the nation.

Yoga education helps in self-discipline and self-control, leading to immense amount of awareness, concentration and higher level of consciousness.

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Day 1

Introduction – What Is Yoga

Day 2

Asana Basics – Know Your Practices- What You Will Need

    Day 3

    Asana Benefits / Empowerment – Standing – On the Floor/ Chair – With Support

      Day 4

      Breathing Tools / Games / How to Prepare A Class – Class Environment

        Day 5

        The Importance of a Teacher – What Is Your Role / Practice Teaching

          Day 6

          Yoga Philosophy into Practice / The Tools of Meditation

            Day 7

            Yoga & Meditation as A Medium for Relaxation & Connection

              Day 8

              Language – How to Use Words as Your Ally

                Day 9

                How to Prepare A Yoga Class for Special Needs and Sustain It

                  Day 10

                  Evaluation & Assessement Of the Course-Farewell Ceremony

                    Learning outcomes

                    1. To enable student to have good health,
                    2. To practice mental hygiene,
                    3. To possess emotional stability,
                    4. To integrate moral values,
                    5. To attain higher level of consciousness,
                    6. Equip oneself with basic knowledge about one’s personality,
                    7. To learn to handle oneself well in all life situations,
                    8. To learn techniques of gaining good health,
                    9. To develop a discriminative mind capable of knowing the real from the unreal,
                    10. To face the dualities of life with equanimity.

                      Important Notice

                      During the weekend, recreational activities and visits can be organized. If the weather is mild, there can be horse riding, rowing, swimming, cycling, archery, climbing, trekking, water-cycling etc. in the wonderful location of Lake Plastiras. There can also be visits to nearby beautiful locations which combine sea and mountains.

                      Evaluation- feedback

                      Participants fill in a course evaluation form providing thus feedback on what they have been taught.