Chosen by his teacher Ziya.
When M.D. steps onto his mat, his face lights up, a smile takes over and he's ready for whatever comes next. He now follows the entire yoga sequence with ease. His nonverbal imitation skills and ability to follow verbal instruction cues has improved greatly. He has made significant gains on and off the mat and has become more physically and mentally flexible.
From his teacher at Palo Verde High School:
"Yoga has given M.D. confidence. He feels that this is something he is good at. He uses the breathing exercises that you've taught for moments where he needs calmness. We did pretest for flexibility and imagine that we will see growth there as well. Thank you for a wonderful program!"
- Mrs. Hopballe, Special Needs Teacher Palo Verde High School
Chosen by her teacher Sarah
Isabella has been regularly attending our Viking after school yoga to work on flexibility, strength, and confidence to audition for her dance solo. She has been tirelessly working on her backbends to feature in a piece that she choreographed on her own. She went through the audition phase and nervously awaited to see if her hard work had paid off and it did! She was all smiles during her performance last week and attributes her progress to attending yoga regularly. Isabella wants to keep up her steady yoga practice and one day even hopes to pursue a career as a contortionist. Anything is possible! We are so incredibly proud of Isabella!