Jyoti Jo Manuel
Founder of Special Yoga, a global training organisation that was founded in 2003.
Jyoti Jo Manuel has been a serious practitioner of yoga since 1974. She started teaching in 1989.
She is a leading teacher trainer and practitioner of therapeutic yoga for children with special needs. She is the founder of Special Yoga, a global training organisation that was founded in 2003. It was established to provide and develop sustainable and accessible yoga based programmes for children with special and additional needs within education, therapeutic settings and within the family.
Today all special yoga training programmes and resources are available online.
Her heartfelt mission is to implement and share sustainable therapeutic yoga programmes and trainings, allowing children to receive its significant benefits so that each child is given the opportunity to thrive and reach their fullest potential. She has travelled far and wide and her programmes are successfully working in many parts of the world including India, Sri Lanka, Peru, Iceland, Ireland, Mexico, Austria Spain, Russia, Nepal, Australia and Thailand. Her depth of knowledge of therapeutic yoga for children with special and additional needs makes her a leader in her field.
She is a published author with The Spiritual Teachings of Yoga and will be published with further books in 2019 and 2020.
She has worked within education for the National Health Service in UK, most recently with a pilot programme for children with additional needs who were at risk of exclusion from school. Special Yoga also worked with ADAPT in Mumbai on a research study on the value of therapeutic yoga for adolescents with cerebral palsy.