"Coco" is Nicole Daignault
Yoga Teacher Training, Varanasi, India, 1999
Holistic Healthcare Practitioner, 2000
Thai Massage training in Koh Pha Ngan, Thailand, 2003
ONLINE MODIFIED YOGA
for adults with special needs
Italian-Canadian HandiCapable Association
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
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HAVE A LISTEN!!!
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!
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!
of each class:
Clearing of nasal passages to enhance proper breathing
Proper breathing using the diaphragm
Raising of fire ("agni") through sequential movements
Correct alignment and improving tone of joints
Spinal movements (lateral, twists, backbends and forward bends)
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.