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Yoga for Young People

The Therapy

Offering yoga therapy for children and teenagers with special needs in Bristol.
I am trained through The Special Yoga Centre.
The Special Yoga Centre believes that all people are special, and that no label can define or limit potential for positive change.
Please visit the website:www.specialyoga.org for the amazing work they do.

Bristol based yoga therapists available for:

Yoga for the Special Child 1:1 therapy in yoga venues around bristol and home visits too!
Group classes in specialist and mainstream schools

Suitable for:

Children 0 – 18 years people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, neurodevelopmental disorders and mental health problems.

Benefits:

Improving motor control and motor planning skills. Developing physical strength, muscle tone and balance, promoting flexibility and correcting postural misalignment, increasing self awareness and establishing calm, organised metal states

Qualifications

  • Yoga from Within – accredited by European Yoga Alliance
  • Bristol City Yoga – accredited by Yoga Alliance
  • Yoga Bananas – children’s yoga – accredited by Yoga Alliance
  • Indian Head massage
  • Reiki I and II.

Certified to work with children

Paediatric first aid 12 hour course
Public Liability insured to £5000,000
Enhanced CRB check – Ofsted Early Years registered person

Contact

info@yogasophie.com

07903 342 652

Giulio Sica

Whilst dancing at one of Sophie's sessions, I explained to a friend that it felt like being enveloped in silk and carried up. I felt my spirit lift and I was able to immerse myself in my dance and my intention. All in all, I felt deep joy, a natural ecstasy, that comes to me through well-thought out sequences of music, with intuitive sense of rhythm, dynamics, subtle lyrics and a deep, deep sense of heart, light-heartedness, not of the frivolous kind, but of the floating, soaring, mystical kind, and a real sense at the end of grounded-ness, of having journeyed well and come to a natural conclusion.

Sorcha O'Reilly Event producer

Sophie Bolton worked for us in the capacity of children's guide, and leprachaun!, at a birthday party organised for an individual of high net worth. This event ran across a four day duration and it was the client's request that we have a character actor befriend and entertain the children for the duration.  It was a very difficult role and of the utmost importance to the success of our event.  Sophie was exceptional. She created a truly believable and lovable character. Her rapport with the children was instantaneous. The parents were immediately comfortable that their children were is good hands. Sophie was in demand from the moment the clients arrived to the moment that they left.  So successful was her performance that we had to turn down the clients requests, on a number of occasions, or she would have been working from 8am to 9pm without a break! The children simply loved her.  Sophie was a pleasure to work with. I would not hesitate in recommending her to any event organiser, casting director or other employer; she is creative, talented, reliable and just lovely to have around. I look forward very much to working with her again in the near future. 

Ants Bollingbroke-Kent - Journalist/Author

Despite a surfeit of yoga teachers, finding one that fires up your desire to do yoga, and who's classes you really love and look forward to, is harder than finding the proverbial needle in a haystack. But Sophie is that elusive needle - a really excellent teacher who makes you never want to miss one of her classes. I can't recommend her enough.

Jenny Ransom - Massage Therapist

Sophie has a lovely warm and nurturing teaching style. I really love how she brings in snippets of etheric info into the classes; I find it really helps to bring a bit of magic into the work that we do. Classes are well thought out and with each week Sophie gently builds on the complexity of the poses. After her classes I always feel more grounded and centred. I think most of all though, I enjoy the sense of connection I have with my body after a class with Sophie.

Stephen Curtain

I had an incredible Hatha session yesterday with Sophie. Sophie has a lovely ability to guide you through any particular sequence. Her simple trigger-words and -phrases instantly and sensitively created a easy-to-understand visualisation within my mind's eye. With my eyes closed and focussed on breathing, this makes all the difference without having to glance up. I can honestly say in roughly five years of on-again, off-again yoga practice, I learnt some new, simple but very effective pointers that helped me to achieve lovely 'unforced' movements, serenity and overall beautiful vibe! It's clear that Sophie creates a beautiful, supportive and fun environment for this to occur. Thanks so much Sophie. See you again!

Tori Lewis

Being in a dance session with Sophie is a great privilege. She exudes fun, presence, joy and huge amounts of charisma. Her skills as a DJ really make the session as well as her joyful personality. Sophie really has a gift! I would really recommend Sophie and Dancing Freedom for anyone who loves to move.

Nura Aabe - Mum

Before Zak started Yoga, he used to be very anxious, not able to focus and found it difficult to control his behaviour. I feel because of yoga Zak is much more relaxed, happier and more focused. Seeing him in Yoga, was a dream come through. I have never seen Zak so much and relax. I don't think I will ever stop his sessions, he is a completely different child now. Zak comes home after his session so relaxed and he so looks forward to Mondays because of Yoga.