Holistic Somatic Healing for Kids

with Special Needs & Disabilities

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Nurturing Your Child's Bodymind

  

Natural somatic bodymind healing focuses on a child’s inner experience. At the Spiral Movement Center we encourage our children to ex-explore early developmental milestones — rolling, crawling, and jumping. Through innovative interventions we’ve helped over a thousand children with special needs and disabilities gain more self-awareness, self-regulation, and confidence with their bodies.

Somatic Milestones: Boy with Cerebral Palsy Learns to Independently Walk
Kate, a child with a genetic syndrome, running along a path
 

Our programs

We offer private intensives, one-on-one sessions, and group Motion! and Adapted Yoga classes all year. Our staff are dedicated to providing your child a safe, supportive, and creative environment to progress and flourish in. 

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1 on 1 Sessions

Private sessions are tailored to the needs of the child. We have worked successfully with children diagnosed with autism, developmental delays, cerebral palsy and genetic disorders.

Down Syndrome adult jumping along a mat with instructors watching

Motion!

Our groundbreaking Motion! curriculum revisits fundamental motor skills, including rolling, crawling, and jumping. It is one of the first developmental motor curricula in North America.

Special needs teenager doing adapted yoga with instructor

Adapted Yoga

Our original Adapted Yoga program is designed to help children develop strength, coordination, flexibility and social interaction through yoga. It has been implemented by several mental health organizations in Canada and the US.

Special Needs boy rolling with assistance

Adapted Spiral Praxis Intensives

SMC offers one to three week intensives, with daily one-on-one sessions. Designed to bring rapid progress to your child's motor skills through bodywork, movement and play.

Testimonials

"Thanks to this therapy our neurologist decided not to give my son baclofen (medication to treat muscle spasms). Even though he has quadriplegia, he can now roll on his own and use his hands more purposefully. He has learned to relax his body and he’s still re-Discovering everything he can do. My other son has hemiplegia, and is now starting to use his right hand to grab objects and use it also for weight bearing. All of this took place in just 2 weeks of treatment.... All of my boy’s therapists and the neurologist were very impressed at how different in tone and movement my boys were. My OT even said that I hit the jackpot with this therapy and I truly believe I did."

    Celia, Parent

 

  • We host workshops on how to work with children with special needs and disabilities.

  • Get your questions answered by  our expert staff online using Skype or Zoom.

    Online Consultations

  • Access our online learning portal with in depth video courses on a wide range of topics.

    Courses & Resources

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