Brandon is trained in yoga therapy and works with children and adults in the Asheville area. She specializes in teaching alignment and breathing while focusing on the mind/body connection. Brandon's kids yoga classes are fun and full of music and movement. Brandon is also certified in Creative Relaxation, a yoga therapy program specially designed for children with Autism and Special Needs. Classes and events for children are also offered. Brandon is available for private sessions.
"Brandon is a very talented yoga teacher. She blends her deep knowledge of the yoga postures with a peaceful and gentle overall presence that brings her young clients to pay close attention. Her profound serenity opens the door to deep relaxation and body awareness." C.K. ~parent
Children’s yoga therapy utilizes Creative Relaxation®, a research-based program developed by Louise Goldberg. The program provides yoga therapy for children, with a primary focus on autism, ADHD, sensory issues, emotional/behavioral disorders, and other special needs. Your child does not require a specific diagnosis in order to benefit from children’s yoga therapy.
Children’s yoga therapy occurs in a private 1-1 setting using a specifically designed yoga therapy lesson plan. The poses are presented as visuals, on cards of non-descript forms. The poses follow a sequential order from seated, hands and knees, standing, prone and supine. Each pose is designed to create strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination. Included with the poses are breath work, singing, songs, games, relaxation and visualization.
In a children’s yoga therapy setting, the therapist creates a sacred space for children to play, develop social skills, and establish a sense of calm. Parents are encouraged to remain with their child during the therapy session. Parents are invited to sit with their child and participate in class, observe within the studio, or remain in the lobby while the session, or class, is held.
Children’s Yoga Therapy is beneficial for a wide variety of needs, including but not limited to:
• Averting “meltdowns”
• Body Awareness
• Build Self-esteem
• Calm and Energize
• Emotional/Behavior Disorders
• Enhances Independence
• Gross Motor Coordination
• Self-Calming Strategies
• Sensory Processing Disorders
• Speech/Language Development
• Strength building
These sessions include goal setting, personalized therapeutic postures, breathing practices and other forms of needed self-care.
After the first session you will receive the entire practice in an easy-to-follow PDF document with pictures and notes of all that you worked on, and will continue to work on at home and with your therapist.
FOR KIDS 12 & under: [Sessions are $60 for 45 minutes.]
FOR KIDS 13 & older: [The first session is $110 for 75 minutes. Subsequent sessions are $75 for 60 minutes.
"My daughter has built confidence in Brandon very quickly. It has helped her start copying the yoga poses in amazing ways. Brandon also knows how to keep it fun to keep my little one interested. We both feel so grateful to have met Brandon who undoubtably has a natural talent to teach yoga to children. I can only highly recommend her."