YOU & ME - 30 years experience with special needs Yoga
With support from Mencap, the YOU & ME system as it is today, was developed in the late 1980s and piloted several years later by the Open College of the North West.
YOU & ME Yoga is suitable for people of all ages and disabilities. It improves quality of life by increasing their mobility, dexterity, concentration, adaptive behaviour, communication, sensory-awareness, self-confidence and well-being.
Maria has been student and practitioner of yoga since 1973 following a car accident where she sustained multiple injuries. She has since dedicated her work to the service of others that can benefit from yoga.
She is an approved In-Service Tutor (IST) for the UK’s lead body, the British Wheel of Yoga and for the Yoga Biomedical Trust. The YOU & ME Yoga system has been accepted as a registered Yoga Therapy diploma course by the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). Read more about Maria in an interview from the British Wheel of Yoga South East newsletter , Firsthand, Physotherapists' newsletter and the book Learning Disability (2009)