PEORIA, Ill. — Each week children with special needs and their friends are getting a dose of exercise and mindfulness at Soulside Healing Arts in Peoria.
“Inclusive yoga is getting students with disabilities along with normal functioning all together and getting them used to each other,” parent Ryan Linsley said. “Kids interacting with each other is probably the best thing and its in a positive manner.”
“Easterseals has taken this opportunity and ran with it, we’re really hoping to expand into more social service agency spaces,” Executive Director of Soulside Healing Arts Hannah Ramlo said.
“It’s a different environment than just running around being outside all the time in that its a little bit calmer,” Linsley said.
“One of the most important things is that the community knows were here as a resource, so all of our classes are donation based pay as you can, anyone can come to the studio and utilize the resources we have for yoga and mindfulness,” Ramlo said.