Yoga for Autism is a powerful, practical technique developed to support children and adults with neurodivergence and autistic spectrum conditions.
It brings into harmony our modern understanding of movement and neuro-sensory systems with the ancient healing art of yoga. Yoga helps to build a strong connection with the body, mind and being developing balance and harmony.
This gentle practice is a powerful tool for nervous system management, releasing emotions enabling calmer moods and behaviour as well as supporting the development of improved communication skills.
Reflex Yoga is unique in its field and offers a blend of Somatic Hatha inspired yoga and movement to support neurological development.
Combining our understanding of neurology, primitive reflexes and movement, Reflex Yoga restores balance between brain and body.
Yotism provides fully accredited teacher training in Yoga for Autism and Reflex Yoga
And we run classes through our nationwide network of practitioners.
We provide quality Yoga for Autism training for professionals, parents, teachers and anyone in the SEN community.
We offer a 200-hour Reflex Yoga Teacher Training for those wishing to specialise in supporting the nervous system through therapeutic yoga.
Our team of highly skilled and experienced therapists work in outreach, schools, homes and from our dedicated studio in Hertfordshire and Herefordshire.
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Head Trainer and Founder
Nicole has extensive experience as a yoga teacher and therapist in many fields. The combination of these skills provides an exceptionally strong foundation for neurodevelopmental yoga.
Veronika Pena de la Jara
Trainer and Founder
Veronika has been teaching yoga for over 20 years and specialises in Early Years development, Pregnancy, Mother and Child, Children, Teenagers and Adult neuro-sensory Yoga.
Specialist Educational Support
Sarah Hopwood is our specialist education adviser who supports us with our ongoing development and work with education providers.
Feedback from Professionals
“Yoga works for me in such an amazing way; it really helps me to stay calm, centred and grounded. When I finally discovered yoga about five years ago,
it really helped with my symptoms, I felt amazing after just one session. The more I did, the better I felt. Each time I did a session my ASD symptoms faded more and more until they were barely present at all. To the point where I sometimes would forget I was on the spectrum and that I was any different to anyone else. It was and still is only really noticeable sometimes in social interaction and communication.”
David Ellams — Founder of Yoga4Autism
“I do my little 10-30 minute yoga routine daily; if I miss it I can really tell the difference. The longer I do not do it the more my ASD symptoms begin to return, after a few days they really are starting to cause issues again, after a week I am really struggling to cope.”
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