Gina 'The Happy Yogi' Announces Yoga Workouts, Books and Games for Kids with Special Needs
Gina Soni, also known as The Happy Yogi lives in Los Angeles and travels the world teaching the simple but powerful yoga movements and workouts that benefit everyone. She has travelled to different countries and has fused different cultures and their way of life into creating the routines, moves and rhythm to make her workouts perfect for people of all ages.
Gina's Happy Yogi program takes an individualized approach to yoga teachings; combining and interweaving varied backgrounds, cultures, gender, age and nationality. While Gina's main focus is teaching kids; especially those with special needs, including Autism and Aspergers. Gina hosts adult yoga classes for all fitness levels. She has also developed a before and after school program for teachers and students. She has created a card game and written the children's book entitled "Gina the Happy Yogi Goes to India'" Card game and book both highlight various yoga moves adaptable to kids as they learn yoga moves and life lessons.
Researchers have found kids with autism spectrum disorder who do yoga in schools have improved behaviour. Daily structured yoga programs help reduce aggressive behaviour and hyperactivity and improve social skills. Yoga has a calming influence and helps focus allowing kids to learn and cope better in everyday life. Yoga is not just an amazing way to work on all the systems of the body, enhance the brain areas and keep the mind peaceful, but also, is an excellent complement to all other kinds of therapies allowing children to understand and assimilate them easily. Through the practice of specific types of breathing exercises, more oxygenation is brought to all the brain cells stimulating all areas and improving attention and concentration. Asanas or yoga positions, combined with the breathing techniques, improve metabolism, calms the nervous system and leads to increased activity and better health, attitude and behaviour.<
About Gina Soni:
Born in England, Gina Soni holds an Honors degree in computing, a teaching degree, a Sports Science Diploma and has over 10 years of experience instructing children and adults in fitness. Her special needs yoga program combines her love of yoga with teaching to help children release their inner selves. Enriching the lives of others has fulfilled Gina's dreams.