We believe that every child should have an access to the therapeutic benefits of yoga.
Wellcome to MahaDevi Yoga Centre - The Home of Yoga for the Special Child® - the Pioneering Yoga Therapy method developed over 45 years ago by the renowned senior yoga teacher Sonia Sumar. We offer 1:1 yoga therapy to children and adults with special needs and regular adults and kids yoga classes. We also offer pregnancy yoga and monthly kirtan.
All our yoga therapists have directly trained with Sonia Sumar, Founder of Yoga for the Special Child® and the first person to bring Yoga to the population of Special Needs. All our yoga teachers have trained in Traditional Hatha Yoga- the root of all modern yoga styles.
Our Yoga therapy treatments are open to all families with children with any special needs including Autism, Down's syndrome, Epilepsy, Prader-Willi syndrome, Hemiplegia, ASD, ADD, ADHD, Eye Impediments, ME, Sciatica, Cerebral palsy, Speech impediments, behaviour issues, wheelchair users and many more.
Yoga for Special Needs
Every child can benefit from yoga, no matter what their ability. YFSC is proven to improve muscle strength and balance, increase motor functions, promote flexibility and correct postural alignment, increase self awareness, promote calm, organised mental states. ALL contributing to a happier and healthier child.
MahaDevi is open 7 days a week and we see children for yoga therapy every day. Sessions are held from 9:00am to 6:00pm.
Regular Hatha Yoga Classes
Before 9:00am and after 6:00pm our centre becomes a space where we offer Traditional Hatha Yoga classes for the general public.
Have a look at our timetable, come and say hello and get on the mat! We offer Beginners, Intermediate and Open level classes because at Mahadevi we believe with all our hearts that yoga is for Everyone.
Specialised Teacher Trainings
We offer a unique Specialised Yoga Teacher Training Yoga for The Special Child - Sonia Sumar method as well as a 200hr Yoga Teacher Training in Classical Hatha Yoga, both led by The Pioneer of Yoga Therapy for Special Needs Sonia Sumar.
Sumar is a worldwide recognised senior Yoga Teacher with over 45 years of experience and the founder of the First ever Yoga Therapy Program for Special Needs. Many of the current Yoga therapy approaches were inspired and originated from the training Sumar offers worldwide.
Her life long dedication to yoga for Special Needs is inspirational and has changed the life of many.