Special Needs Yoga

At YogaJo’s we want to give back to the community in which we live. Our karma yoga project at YogaJo’s is to give free one to one sessions to special needs children. They bring us so much joy and we are so grateful for all they teach us.

As a mother of a child with special needs, Jo the owner of YogaJo’s, is aware that there are not enough services available for those with special needs and so when she built YogaJo’s she wanted the studio to be accessible to all members of the community. We are very grateful and honoured to be considered the Scottish Sangha (group) of the Special Yoga Foundation in London run by the very wonderful Jyoti Manuel. This amazing teacher and human being has dedicated her life to passing on the benefits of Yoga for Special needs children and adults throughout the world. Jo trained with Jyoti in London in 2012 and has been working one to one with special needs children since then. In 2017 we were very honoured to have Jyoti come to YogaJo’s to train a group of yoga teachers in Scotland who are dedicated to sharing the work of the special yoga foundation in Scotland.

The work of Jyoti and those who work with her at the special yoga foundation is very inspiring. You can find out more about them here: www.specialyoga.org.uk Special Yoga run trainings annually at YogaJo’s for those interested in this work.  There is a 3 day course for autism and the flagship 7 day course special yoga for special children. Visit www.specialyoga.org.uk and look under trainings to find all details.

At YogaJo’s we want to give back to the community in which we live. We have a dedicated team of volunteers who provide free one to one sessions for children with special needs. If you have a child with special needs that you think would benefit from this work you can contact Patricia at patriciamccarroll@yahoo.co.uk

YogaJo’s Volunteers

All of our volunteers have trained with the special yoga foundation. We are so grateful for the time they volunteer to the children.

Jo Lockhart

Sally Stanley

Karen Douglas

Rita Kinloch

Patricia McCarroll

Richard Fedorko

Mairi McIver

Sharmi Musgrave

Clemmie Jones

Emily Wallace


If you are not local to our studio, or are a special needs school looking for a practitioner, we have contact details below of qualified practitioners throughout Scotland. Please contact them if you would like them to work with your child/children privately (costs will vary from practitioner to practitioner).

Eileen Glen – East Kilbride – 07889321070 – eileen.glen1@btinernet.com

Dan Gronan – Glasgow/Paisley/Dumbarton -07538468782 – danyoga@gmail.com

Karen Douglas – North and South Lanarkshire – Kazd46@aol.com – Facebook : Kaz Yoga

Richard Fedorko – Glasgow West End – http://updogyoga.life/ – https://www.facebook.com/UpDogYogaLife/

Emily Wallace – Strathblane – emilymmw@gmail.com

Sally Stanley – Balmore and surrounding area – sallystanleybarn@gmail.com

​Hannah Mearns – Aberdeen – mcneillhannah@hotmail.com



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