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Montreal Families

Studio adapts yoga to each child

The benefits of yoga extend far beyond the physical: the postures and breathing of this ancient form of exercise can improve concentration and focus as well as reduce stress and anxiety.

Now, thanks to Kids Butterfly Yoga studio in Lachine, children with special needs, including Down Syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism, ADHD and ADD can join a yoga class. An instructor meets with each child to determine if he or she should be in a private session (held various times during the week) or in a small-group class that meets on Saturday at 9 a.m. Children work on simple postures, breathing techniques as well as simple meditations. Cost varies, depending on the number of participants.

Kids Butterfly Yoga Studio is located at 180 18th Ave., Lachine. For more information, call (514) 634-9647 or visit www.kidsbutterflyyoga.com.

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