Rise Up Kids Yoga and OT Holiday workshop for children with ASD

Rise Up Kids Yoga & OT • Avondale Heights 3034star5.0(View 13 reviews)


    Easter school holidays are almost here. Are you looking for something for your kids to do?
    Something for your child that is:
    • Meaningful and fun?
    • Purposeful and beneficial to their physical, mental and emotional wellbeing?
    • Harnesses their imagination, creativity, curiosity, playfulness and attention?
    • Builds their strength, co-ordination, balance and flexibility?
    • Nurtures their superpowers (their strengths) and their gorgeous and unique self?
    • Is value for money?

    Rise Up kids Yoga and OT school holiday Yoga workshops ticks these boxes!

    Children will explore yoga therapy poses and mindful movement specifically designed for children with ASD, learn and experiment with strategies to relax and focus their minds, engage in fun group activities and create something special to take away as a memento.

    These workshops are run by paediatric Occupational Therapist (OT) and Children and Teens Yoga Teacher, Michelle Roberts. With more than 20 years of clinical experience working with children as an OT. She is knowledgeable about children's development and wellbeing and is passionate about supporting and empowering them to become the best version of themselves all whilst having HEAPS of fun!

    No prior experience of Yoga required and you don't need to be flexible!!

    * a nice, relaxing yoga studio environment
    * yoga mat and props
    * healthy snack
    * craft activity
    * small gift

    * bottle of water
    * wear comfortable and suitable clothing for yoga
    * a curious mind and open to having fun!

    *100% credit for class rescheduled by Rise Up Kids Yoga and OT
    *85% refund on cancellations made > 7 days prior to activity
    *50% credit on cancellations made < 7 days and > 48hours prior to the activity
    *No refund or credit available for cancellations made <48hours prior to activity

    Requirements for using NDIS funding and cost of workshop:
    - Parent session (phone call) to obtain background information (to help plan for the workshop to meet your child's needs) is also required prior to attending workshop.

    - Fees published for the workshop are a guide. The fees are in line with the NDIS guidelines and will depend on the number of children attending. Standard NDIS Individual session cost ($193.99) divided by the number of participants enrolled. NDIS funding group guidelines - one adult to minimum 2 children and maximum of 4. The background history phone call will incur the same fee.

    - The costing of the workshop will be confirmed with you prior to commencement once numbers are confirmed. Please contact if you need more information regarding this.

    -Workshop needs to align with child's NDIS goals (eg, Focus areas: emotional regulation, body awareness/interoception, motor skills, coordination, social skills (eg, engaging with others, working with partners), independence eg, taking on/off shoes/socks, toileting, eat/drink).

1/5 Military Rd, Avondale Heights VIC 3034, Australia

7 - 12 years old

0 hour

Where to find us

1/5 Military Rd, Avondale Heights VIC 3034, Australia

About the provider


Rise Up Kids Yoga & OT

5.0 out of 5 (View 13 reviews)

Welcome to Rise Up Kids Yoga & OT (aka RUKYOT!).

This service aims to assist young people to learn skills that can help to help them deal with everyday moments in life and have fun all at the same time!

Rise Up Kids Yoga & OT run yoga programs and classes that teach healthy lifestyle habits and overall wellbeing through the mindful activity of Yoga, Yoga Therapy, breath work and other emotional regulation strategies.

RUKYOT practices values of 'Meaningful Fun' and 'Wellbeing'. When people have fun, feel safe and comfortable, they become curious, explore and learn. When people can apply their learnings, well researched and effective skills and strategies to help themselves, it's has a positive affect on their overall wellbeing.

Meaningful Fun =Learning = Wellbeing = Empowerment

Rise Up Kids Yoga is delivered by accredited and certified Children’s Yoga Teacher and highly experienced children’s Occupational Therapist Michelle Roberts.

Michelle has over 20 years of clinical experience as a Paediatric Occupational Therapist and extensive knowledge and experience in child development and engaging children in activities. She is skilled in the design, implementation and adaptation of age appropriate activities that target and build children and teens physical, social, emotional, cognitive and overall wellbeing.

Michelle looks forward to sharing her knowledge and skills to create meaningful fun and important learning opportunities for your child to help guide them the ups and downs in life.

“Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain.” Sometimes we can't avoid the puddles left by the storms, we need to go through them, so why not dance or do yoga in them?! :)

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5 out of 5 from 13 reviews on Kidsbook

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by Erica B

My son really enjoyed the class. A nice little activity!

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by Olivia H

The class today was beautiful. So well thought out and put together. Michelle was so lovely, so gentle and kind with the children.

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by Kimberly B

Our 4 yr old had a great time participating in this class. He enjoyed the sensory based activities and lots to talk about on the way home! Thank you Michelle for a very considered holiday activity :)

5 out of 5

by Lisa K

My daughter is 11 and has really enjoyed the Friday Yoga sessions. She's been several times now and has really helped with her anxiety and self confidence. Michelle is an expert and I completely trust...

5 out of 5

by Joely C

Would highly recommend Michelle as a yoga teacher for kids. My son loved the groups - especially the relaxation at the end, which is so unusual for him!

5 out of 5

by Carolyn T

Brilliant day. A lovely group of people and the parents and the kids enjoyed the activities. There was mindfulness, movement and connection and it all felt wonderful.

5 out of 5

by Claire G

A lovely, kind and nurturing space, perfect for connection, relaxation and fun. Thank you Michelle and team for creating such a welcoming space. We loved everything from the crafts, to yoga, to massag...

5 out of 5

by Joely C

My son had “fun”!! Which is high praise from him.

5 out of 5

by Dana L

My daughter really enjoyed her session with Michelle- highly recommend.

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by Claire G

Siena had a fabulous time at Rise Up Kids Yoga this morning. She said her favourite parts of the session were the yoga poses, the relaxation and the snacks! Michelle, you are so kind, nurturing and cr...


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