The Best Yoga Mat For Special Needs Kids
This is a very special kind of yoga! Elizabeth is the owner and founder of Stretch What Matters, an organization which instructs yoga to children with special needs.
She practiced yoga on her own, but never thought to bring into her classroom. Her daughter Grace also has special needs, which is what gave her the idea to start Stretch What Matters. By using yoga as a vehicle to teach social thinking as well as personal boundaries, Elizabeth designed her own Stretch What Matters yoga mat with outlines and colors for hand and foot placement. Her ultimate goal is to reach more people: “My biggest message is that children with special needs are exactly what they are supposed to be, they are perfect the way they are. Yoga comes in and if we trust that they are who they are, we can expand as people."