Request Inspection Copy

If you are an Academic or Teacher and wish to consider this book as a prescribed textbook for your course, you may be eligible for a complimentary inspection copy. Please complete this form, including information about your position, campus and course, before adding to cart.

* Required Fields

To complete your Inspection Copy Request you will need to click the Checkout button in the right margin and complete the checkout formalities. You can include Inspection Copies and purchased items in the same shopping cart, see our Inspection Copy terms for further information.

Any Questions? Please email our text Support Team on


Email this to a friend

* ALL required Fields

Order Inspection Copy

An inspection copy has been added to your shopping cart

Yoga for Children and Young People with Autism: Yoga Games and Activities to Engage Everyone Across the Spectrum

by Michael Chissick Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Pub Date:
Pbk 136 pages
AU$37.99 NZ$39.12
Product Status: Out of stock. Not available to order.
Speaking from decades of experience, Michael Chissick shares the secrets to teaching yoga to children and young people with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The physical, emotional and social benefits of yoga for autistic children can be profound, and this book will give you the confidence to get going with an array of fun activities and games from 'chasing the frog' to 'yoga detective'. Whether you work in special needs school, primary mainstream school or the community, or you are the parent of an autistic child, this book will equip you with plans, structures, goals, teaching tips and a multitude of real-life stories.


The book is suitable for teaching everyone on the spectrum, with an emphasis on teaching those with more complicated needs. It is also relevant for use with children who have related needs such as ADHD and sensory processing challenges. Beautifully illustrated with images of the postures taught within, it is the perfect go-to resource for anyone interested in engaging children and young people in yoga. I can be a banana, can you? Suitable for ages 4-11

Introduction. 1. Who Is This Book For? 2. Who This Book Is Not For. 3. Differentiation across the Autistic Spectrum. 4. Teaching Students with Autism in a Special School. 5. My Overall Aims. 6. Aims, Objectives & Learning Outcomes. 7. Lesson Plans. 8. The Games. 9. Sequences. 10. Sequence Games. 11. The Postures. 12. Teaching Yoga to Children with ASD in Mainstream Primary. 13. Case Studies. 14. Resources. 15. Animation Video: Yoga Session for Children with Autism. 16. Games List. 17. Posture List. 18. Games by Group. Resources.

'I would recommend Michael's works to anyone within education, his yoga games are
uncomplicated and the resources are first class! This book is user friendly, but also
allows the reader to benefit from Michael's vast experience of not only teaching yoga,
but successfully delivering within special educational needs settings. The games,
sequences and postures within this book are suitable for both the beginner as well as
experienced professionals.' - Ryan Jones, Assistant Headteacher at Treetops School,
'This is a masterpiece of a book for those teaching Yoga to children anywhere on the
autistic spectrum. Michael gives clear guidelines as to how to engage the children's
interest while considering the individual conditions of autism with structure and
consistency. It works and is just brilliant.' - Wendy Teasdill, Teacher Trainer for the
British Wheel of Yoga
Michael Chissick has been teaching yoga to children in primary mainstream and special needs schools as part of the curriculum since 1999. He is a leading specialist in teaching yoga to children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders and continues to train and mentor students who want to teach yoga to children.