Experiencing Yoga At Coconut Palm Elementary

The start of the school year always brings new and exciting ideas and strategies teachers want to implement in their classrooms.This year, the autism cluster classrooms of Coconut Palm Elementary School have started incorporating yoga warmups into their daily schedules. After one of their current students appeared on a local news piece practicing yoga at a summer camp, their teachers decided they would like to try this f o rm of exercise with their students, which enhances breathing and increases flexibility and strength.

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About Dr. Debra Collins

Dr.Debra Collins is a licensed psychologist, a licensed and nationally certified school psychologist, and a registered yoga teacher. Debra's collaboration on the S.T.O.P. and Relax© program was inspired by her work with children with autism spectrum disorders.

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