"Coco" is Nicole Daignault

Yoga Teacher Training, Varanasi, India, 1999

Holistic Healthcare Practitioner, 2000

Thai Massage training in Koh Pha Ngan, Thailand, 2003

STARTING SOON! REGISTER NOW!

John McGivney Children's Centre

YOGA is going VIRTUAL in 2021!!

6-week Modified/Assisted Yoga program

Contact Mallory Reiner, Recreational Therapist

John McGivney Children's Centre

P: 519-252-7281 ext. 523

E: [email protected]

www.jmccentre.ca

Click here for more information.

ONLINE MODIFIED YOGA

for adults with special needs

Italian-Canadian HandiCapable Association

ICHA

Wednesdays at 4:30 through GOOGLE MEET


Contact Christina to become a member of ICHA and to receive your invitation to join the class!


email: [email protected] soccer place


or call 519-977-1209


Leave your name, number, and email address

HAVE A LISTEN!!!

Listen to Part 1(Link) and Part 2 (Link)

of a series of interviews regarding Lisa Serran.

Lisa has been a yoga student of mine for 6 years. She has had tremendous success at reducing the chronic pain she had experienced due to her severe lordosis and scoliosis.

In Part 2, hear from Lisa herself!  

2012 Article from The Windsor Star: "Yoga for Girls with Down syndrome"

 Questions? Call Coco at 519-981-7337  

Please click on the MEDIA RELEASES button to learn more!

Check out this CNN NEWS SPOT on Yoga for disabilities!

cnn.com/videos/tv/2015/04/07/yoga--disabilities.cnn Link

Jordyn Bruner (pictured above), a 23-year-old woman with Down syndrome is in her 7th year of practicing Modified Yoga with Coco! Her mother, Tracey Bruner, has this to say: "Since Jordyn has started taking yoga, her muscles are more toned than ever. She has learned to concentrate on the areas of her body that have caused her discomfort, giving new strength and energy to those areas."

Jordyn herself says: "I love YOGA because it's good for you and your body as well!"

This is a testimonial written by Verna Whelan, whose sister Tina (pictured above) began practicing Yoga with Coco in 2012.

"Tina looks forward to attending yoga and uses her yoga knowledge on a daily basis. Her physical strength has increased which in turn has aided in her concentration, her balance and her coordination. Her fitness level benefits her increase in energy, her maintenance of sugar levels for her diabetes and her alertness. She has increased her confidence and she is able to assert herself and have people around her listen! The physical, emotional and mental strength she has gained from yoga increases regularly and adds to her independence and self-confidence."

Coco and Lisa demonstrating Assisted Spinal 

Twist and Assisted Ankle Rotations:

International volunteer work in India, 2001

Below is a short video of Lisa joyously praising Yoga!

Fundamentals

of each class:

Clearing of nasal passages to enhance proper breathing

Proper breathing using the diaphragm

Concentration

Raising of fire ("agni") through sequential movements 

Correct alignment and improving tone of joints

Spinal movements (lateral, twists, backbends and forward bends)

Eye Exercises

Relaxation

Fun and some laughs along with lots of quiet and concentration

Picture below, 2012

Picture below, 2014

Picture below, 2016

Check out the videos, below, from Summer 2015!

With weekly guidance, these yoginis are able to practice Sun Salutations with little-to-no cues!

...and even stronger:

Much of Coco's inspiration to work with children with Special Needs comes from her years travelling and volunteering at orphanages in India and Guatemala.

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