Founder Special Yoga Foundation CIO
Jo Manuel is the UK’s leader in in therapeutic yoga for children with special needs. Since 2001 she has been running training programmes in schools, orphanages, yoga centres, disability organisations both here in the UK and internationally. Her courses are attended by paediatric professionals, psychotherapists, psychologists, yoga teachers, school staff, nurses, doctors and parents.
She originally founded Special Yoga in 2004 to create a nurturing home for this practise and as a leading training centre.
The renowned courses include Special Yoga for Special Children, Special Yoga and mindfulness for children with autism/ADHD, Special Yoga for children with cerebral palsy and PMLD. In early 2016 she was commissioned by the NHS clinical commissioning group in Havering to create and deliver what has become a successful course for staff and children in schools in Mindfulness for mental health resilience.