What We Do

What We Do

We offer one-to-one sessions, group classes, and training courses based on the YogAutism 5-part Recipe and all programs are supervised and/or facilitated by experienced, professionally trained, and dedicated staff.

In a one-to-one session a professionally trained and certified Yogi will come to your home and assist the individual through the YogAutism "Recipe" to ensure the recipient is able to safely and effectively perform each pose or exercise and achieve the ultimate goal of diaphragmatic breath triggering a lowering of unwanted stress responses.

A group class consists of several individuals with either their caregiver, friend, or family member, and is guided and supervised by one of our professionally trained facilitators. These sessions are useful for those who want to learn the YogAutismrecipe with the guidance of one of our trained professionals and wish to be equipped with several modifications to best handle whatever response and resulting circumstance that may arise.

Our training courses teach how the autistic brain works and receives stimuli. Participants experience simulations of the Autism-experience, learn the importance of mindfulness, learn an overview of breathing anatomy and are guided through a self-conducted version of "the Recipe". Training participants are typically people who can be considered support persons for individuals with autism, such as family members, caregivers, teachers, and therapists.

The 5-Part Recipe

Physiologically, the 5-part recipe addresses key areas of the body responsible for healthier breathing. "The Recipe" consists of five foundational poses or exercises:

  • Grounding Typically done as a foot massage by oneself or by the facilitator, with or without supportive materials (e.g. tennis balls, golf balls, massage tools).

  • Psoas wake-up Waking up this muscle allows the connection between the psoas and the diaphragm be released.

  • Twist Helps quiet the nervous system and unlock the diaphragm.

  • Shoulder Reset and Chest Opening Helps unlock and open the chest to allow for deeper breathing.

  • Facilitated breathing Support by another or through exercises to help teach and practice breathing that helps regulate the sensory system and establish calm in the body

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