New! Ausome Yoga for Autism

First of its kind program launched as a partnership between Ausome Ottawa and Ottawa Corporate Yoga with generous support from the Goodlife Kids Foundation


A partnership between Ausome and Ottawa Corporate Yoga, Ausome Yoga for Autism brings together the efforts of two organizations (and two moms) that have experienced firsthand the profound effect physical activity can have on a child’s quality of life.

The Ausome Yoga for Autism Card Set was developed as a way to share the benefits of yoga with families living with autism.

Benefits of Ausome Yoga for Autism

Yoga has many benefits for kids (and adults) including enhanced:

  • Body awareness
  • Motor planning
  • Communication
  • Self-regulation, and
  • Social skills.

Ausome Yoga for Autism Card Sets

These card sets give families a simple tool to use at home to create their own yoga practice. Each features clear visuals and simple instructions printed on durable cardstock and packaged in a clear re-usable envelope.

The program will lead parent and child through a therapeutic yoga sequence designed to calm the body and the mind.

Ausome Yoga for Autism Workshops

Ausome Ottawa is offering Ausome Yoga for Autism parent and child workshops in Ottawa beginning October 2016. These 4-part workshops led by the creator of the therapeutic yoga sequence, Glenda Rodriguez, take the parent/child couple through the series, allowing them to build on their understanding of the postures and their ability to work as a team.

Classes will take place at Empower Me Yoga in Westboro.

Program Evaluation

Since this is the first program of its kind in the area, a thorough evaluation of the program and its effect on family and individual quality of life will be explored and reported on over the coming year.

This project was made possible by a generous grant from the Goodlife Kids Foundation.