The Autism Society Philippines (ASP) is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to the well-being of persons on the autism spectrum disorder. The ASP has been in the forefront of providing services and training to persons on the autism spectrum and their families. We envision a society where Filipinos on the spectrum become the best of their potentials -- self-reliant, independent, productive, socially-accepted citizens of an Autism-OK Philippines.

30 September 2019

ASP PueDay for Kids: Yoga with Parent

The Autism Society Philippines "PueDays" -- pronounced [pwe'-deys] -- are activities that aim to provide enrichment for persons on the autism spectrum -- to learn new skills, to socialize with non-family members and to have fun -- in a happy, inclusive environment. (These events are exclusive to ASP members. If you are not yet a member, please register at http://bit.ly/asp-join.)

ASP PueDays for Kids are suited for children and teens on the spectrum, aged 7 to 15 years old; while ASP Wednesday PueDays are suited for youth on the spectrum, 16 years old and up.


What: ASP PueDay for Kids, Yoga with Parent
When: 05 Oct 2019, 2pm-3pm
Where: ASP National Headquarters

Participant Profile: Children and teens on the spectrum, aged 7 to 15 years old, assisted or independent. Maximum 10 slots (pair) available. Only one caregiver per child will be allowed in the training room.

Cost: Your P300 donation per pair

Yoga is a mind-body practice that combines physical poses, controlled breathing, and meditation or relaxation. Yoga helps Persons on the autism spectrum in many ways. It develops motor skills, enhances balance and stability and develops body awareness.Yoga improves confidence and social skills, learning self-control and self-calming techniques through yoga, they are likely to grow confidence in interacting with others and refine their social skills. It is also help the them to be calm and relax. Bring you own mat on this activity.

About the Facilitator:

Elizabeth Montenegro-Rye is a Yoga Teacher for Individuals with Special Needs and the Founder of Perfect Soul Center for Education and Healing, a place serving the needs of neurodiverse individuals.

She is a graduate of the University of the Philippines Diliman. She learned yoga from various teachers both in the Philippines and abroad, most notably from Sivakami Sonia Sumar, the grand dame of yoga therapy for children with special needs.

As a special needs parent herself, Teacher Beth hopes to be able to share the benefits of yoga and mindfulness practices with teachers and parents navigating the world of special needs.

Reminders:
1. Parents are preferred partners to participants; but other family members are also welcome.
2. Please bring two yoga mats per pair.
3. Wear comfortable clothing, preferably a green shirt.
4. Please have your last heavy meal at least 2 hours before the yoga session.
5. For individuals with hypertension, spinal injuries, seizure disorders and other health concerns, please inform the teacher prior to yoga practice.

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