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YogAutism
YogAutism

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Organization Name:
YogAutism
Business Address Line 1:
PO Box 144
Business City:
Blue Mounds
Business State:
WI
Business Zipcode:
53517
Email:
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Phone:
(608) 616-0755
Website:
http://www.YogAutism.org
Category:
Non Profit Organizations
Keywords:
yoga, autism, autistic, aspergers, PDD-NOS
Products and Services:
We offer a customized yoga class in Madison to individuals with autism of any age, as well as regular trainings for parents and support workers so they can continue the breathing and movement practices at home.
Philosophy:
Improving the lives of those with autism through yoga. Bringing the gifts of yoga to people on the autism spectrum while bringing the gifts of people with autism to the yoga community.
History:
YogAutism, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded by yoga teacher Scott Anderson. Scott began practicing yoga in 1981, and has taught publicly since 1989. He first encountered Autism Spectrum Disorder in the late ‘80’s while teaching preschool in Minnesota. As he developed his skills as a yoga teacher, he continued to encounter those with ASD. Observing yoga’s power to help them to improve self-regulation, he began searching for more and better techniques to benefit them.

10 years ago, based on his decades of yoga experience, Scott assembled a set of specific exercises that address the common physiological patterns of individuals with ASD which inhibit breathing. When breathing is restored, there is a corresponding reduction in anxiety and increase in the abilities to self-regulate and remain calm in response to external stimuli.

Scott trained a number of his yoga students in the Madison area in these techniques, and together they have offered public classes and trainings since 2008.
DBL Gift Card:
No
Contact Name:
YogAutism
Contact First Name:
Colin
Contact Last Name:
Arndt
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/YogAutism
Other Locations:
Our primary service location is Mound Street Yoga Center at 1342 Mound St, Madison, WI 53715