We believe that every child should have an access to the therapeutic benefits of yoga. 

I have nothing but pure Love and Respect for the work that Denisa and the Team at MahaDevi Yoga Centre are doing, the Love and Commitment from these beautiful souls is almost tangible. They have created a beautiful, healing oasis of calm in the busy hustle and bustle of London.
— Melvyn Carlile. M.D MBS London Wellbeing Festival.
 
 
 
When Derek started yoga therapy his muscles were so tight and he was unable to sit unsupported, with very weak core strength and generally floppy posture.
The main change is his increased ability to hold himself up in a sitting position more independently. He has a lot more core stability and head and neck control.
— Mum to D, aged 8, who has Cerebral Palsy

Wellcome to MahaDevi Yoga Centre - The Home of  Yoga for the Special Child®  - the Pioneering Yoga Therapy method for Children and Adults with Special Needs developed over 45 years ago by the renowned senior yoga teacher Sonia Sumar. We offer 1:1 yoga therapy  sessions to the population of special needs and regular adults and kids yoga classes as a away of supporting our work with the kids. When you attend a class with us 50% of what you gives goes to MahaDevi Fund set up in order to support those families who cannot afford a therapy session for their child. Your practice goes a long way, every move you make on the mat is a gift. We also offer pregnancy yoga  and monthly kirtan

Mally is always very calm and happy after a session. This often stays with him for some time and looking at my diary he always sleeps well on a Wednesday night (when he has done his yoga).
— Dad to M, who has Autism

All our yoga therapists have directly trained with Sonia Sumar, Founder of Yoga for the Special Child®  and  all our yoga teachers have trained in  Traditional Hatha Yoga- the root of all modern yoga styles. 

Thank you so much for the amazing class! I can see Felix improving every week! Long it may continue!
— Bridget, mum to F who has severe Epilepsy

Our Yoga therapy treatments  are open to all families with children with 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.

 
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 Yoga for Special Needs

Every child can benefit from yoga, no matter what their challenges in life. 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.

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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. 

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Yoga 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.

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Yoga changed 9-year-old Daniel's life.

Posted by BBC Three on Saturday, 20 May 2017