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Bahamian Bush Medicine Project
Botanica Herbs and Healing: A Mobile Clinic
Accessible Yoga for Children with Autism Around the World
The video exemplifying the use of Yoga with Children with Autism is currently available in English as well as translations into Vietnamese and Spanish, available on the YouTube channel: kidsyogabyruth.
*Coming soon – a Chinese translation will be added!*
This tool is designed to bring the values of a yoga practice, in a style that is friendly and approachable for children with Autism (and others!) into their homes or schools. Families/teachers can access this video, free of cost, through the YouTube channel.Ruth has had the honor and pleasure of sharing these techniques with parents, teachers and healthcare practitioners in Vietnam and Honduras. She has also presented on the benefits of Medical Therapeutic Yoga used as an Occupational Therapy treatment modality at the World OT Congress in Cape Town, South Africa, as well as many other conferences locally and beyond. Most recently, Ruth has joined the faculty of PYTI (Professional Yoga Therapy Institute), bringing an OT and pediatric perspective to this specialty training for Licensed Healthcare Professionals who wish to add yoga and lifestyle medicine to their treatment programs. Ruth would love to continue “spreading the word” through presentations and workshops, as well as offering additional translations and possible future videos. What is needed to fulfill my dream? You guessed it – money! I currently owe more than $600 for recording and editing the Chinese translation – and I’d love to be able to add future translations. Donate here to support this project. All donations are tax deductible. To learn more about this project, please visit (and Like/Share) the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/kidsyogabyruth/