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Instructor

Tory Campbell

Tory is passionate about yoga and introducing people with special needs to its many benefits. Special yoga has become the international term used to describe yoga for people with special needs - special yoga therapy helps people reach their potential

Tory started practising yoga in 1997. Since then she has experienced a variety of different yoga teachers and styles. She has a diploma in hatha yoga teacher training and has trained at the Special Yoga Foundation in London under the guidance of Jo Manuel.

Tory has worked as a skills coach and training coordinator for with adults with learning disability and autism since 2008.

Special yoga has become the international term used to describe yoga for people with a variety of additional needs including autism, ADHD, Cerebral Palsy, Down's Syndrome, learning disability/ difficulties, PMLD, complex needs and other physical challenges. Special yoga therapy helps people reach their potential.

All special yoga sessions will focus on the following areas:

  • Breathing practices
  • Physical postures
  • Deep pressure massage
  • Sound therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Relaxation

Special yoga can help to:

  • Balance body and mind
  • Increase body and spatial awareness
  • Develop motor skills
  • Encourage self-initiation and self-regulation
  • Improve concentration
  • Improve efficiency of lungs and cardio-vascular system
  • Improve posture, flexibility, strength and muscle tone
  • Reduce anxiety and depression
  • Improve quality of sleep

Special yoga sessions - Come and experience yoga together!

SHINE special yoga sessions are designed for individuals with special needs to attend with their carers, friends or family. These inclusive yoga classes are pitched at different levels to meet a range of abilities. If you have any questions, please contact Tory to discuss.

Family yoga

Family yoga sessions are a fun and interactive way to experience yoga while taking some quality time to support bonding as a family.


Using postures, sound, self-massage and mindfulness, these sessions encourage children (and adults!) to develop their body and spatial awareness, as well as develop strength, flexibility, confidence and social skills. 

The sessions finish with a well-deserved drink and healthy snack (please inform at time of booking if any food allergies).

No previous yoga experience necessary. Suitable for children aged 3 -12.

£12 for parent and child; £5 additional child/parent.

Yoga for children with ASD

Yoga for children with ASD is a specific course designed for your little one to enjoy yoga with a small group of children (max 8). Refreshments are provided so you have the opportunity to relax while the class is in session.

Ages: 7-12 years

Fridays 3.30pm - 4.15pm

Only £35 per course. Spaces are limited so booking is essential.

The sessions will focus on breathing practices, physical postures, deep pressure massage and sound therapy. They will also develop mindfulness and relaxation.

 Yoga can help to:

  • Balance body and mind
  • Build confidence and social skills
  • Increase body and spatial awareness
  • Develop motor skills
  • Improve posture and muscle tone
  • Reduce anxiety and depression
  • Improve quality of sleep

 Any queries and to book onto either session, please contact Tory:

07789 726696 | info@shinespecialyoga.com | facebook@shinespecialyoga

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Contact Us

Maitri Studio Limited
4 The Mount
, Belfast, BT5 4NA

Tel: +44 (0)28 9099 2428

Email: info@maitristudio.net

Company number: NI635546