Yoga: centering, mindfulness, the ability to focus, emotional discipline, flexibility, and coordination
Yoga has significant benefits for children with ASD.
Develop body awareness and, enhances coordination.
Become more self-confident; Interact closely with others;
Calming down becomes enjoyable;
Develop awareness of their own and others’ emotions.
CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) estimates one in 68 children in the U.S. has ASD.
There are high medical expenses in taking care of children have ASD.
For many in low- and moderate-income areas, access to yoga remains problematic.
Karma Mats was founded in los angeles in early 2017 with a mission to provide yoga experiences to low- and moderate-income children with autism.
low- and moderate-income
Concentrates in low- and moderate-income neighborhoods where there is a lack of services for children with ASD
Distributes environmentally friendly and nontoxic yoga mats to groups of children with ASD
Sets up and hold yoga classes for children with autism
Teaches staff at each organization the basics of yoga, so that they can lead classes on their own into the future, and identify at least one staff member to be trained.
Provide informational packets for parents and guardians on the benefits of yoga for their children.
Begin building a network of additional cities into which Karma Mats can expand our work.
Follow up with each organization and provide ongoing information and support to staff.
trends and research
Attend relevant conferences and meetings, local and national, on yoga for special needs children.