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Yoga & Therapies

At New Horizons we are able to provide a range of therapeutic services for people who wish to experience alternative approaches that promote their physical health and wellbeing. These approaches may assist in enabling an individual to reach their full potential with regard to their physical, mental and emotional health and well-being. These Therapies can strengthen the body, balance the mind and nurture the spirit, providing relief from stress, anxiety and pain.

Our services are accessible to individuals with mild/moderate needs to those who require specialist support and can be funded privately or if arrangements are in place through Health & Social Services funding.

Our services can be funded privately, or if arrangements are in place, through Health & Social Services funding.
New Horizons are Approved Providers of Short Breaks Respite Services for Children, Outreach Short Breaks Respite Services for Adults and Home Care Services with The States of Jersey and so you may be able to apply for funding for these services.

Further information on the Long Term Care Scheme and Approved Providers can be found on The States of Jersey website.

Whether your care is paid for by private or public funds, we can deliver a high quality service to you, tailored to your individual requirements.

Yoga for Special Needs

Yoga for Special Needs

Yoga for Special Needs


Yoga is a scientific system of physical and mental practices that originated in India more than three thousand years ago. Its purpose is to help each one of us achieve our highest potential and to experience enduring health and happiness. With Yoga, we can extend our healthy, productive years far beyond the accepted norm and, at the same time, improve the quality of our lives.

The branch of Yoga that forms the main focus with both adults and children is called Hatha Yoga. Hatha Yoga begins by working with the body on a structural level, helping to align the vertebrae, increase flexibility, and strengthen muscles and connective tissue.

At the same time, internal organs are toned and rejuvenated; the epidermal, digestive, lymphatic, cardiovascular, and pulmonary systems are purified of toxins and waste matter; the nervous and endocrine systems are balanced and toned; and brain cells are nourished and stimulated. The end result is increased mental clarity, emotional stability, and a greater sense of overall well-being.

The yoga programme offers a step-by-step integrated system of yoga poses, specialised breathing exercises and deep relaxation. The intention is to assist the students to feel comfortable and peaceful within themselves. The primary intention of the programme for those with special needs is to help each and every student in reaching their full potential with regard to their physical, mental and emotional health and well-being. The practice of yoga strengthens the body, balances the mind and nurtures the spirit.

The benefits of Yoga include:

  • improving motor control and motor planning skills
  • developing physical strength, muscle tone and balance
  • promoting flexibility and correcting postural misalignment
  • increasing self awareness
  • establishing calm, organized mental states
  • equip children & adults with therapeutic tools which they can use throughout their entire life.

Yoga can help to:

  • improve concentration
  • reduce hyperactivity
  • relieve respiratory ailments
  • develop the ability to relax
  • release tension
  • reduce fear, frustration and stress
  • enrich the quality and quantity of sleep

After a term of weekly yoga classes one special school (Manor School, SN School London) with profoundly challenged children, reported the following findings:

  • 100% improved concentration
  • 67% improvement of mood
  • 83% improved communication and social skills
  • 100% improved motor skills

Also, we have found that adults & children on the autistic spectrum experience the following significant therapeutic benefits by practising Yoga regularly/weekly:

  • improved ability to self-regulate
  • improved concentration
  • improved ability to transition between activities
  • improved behaviour
  • improved eating
  • improved toileting
  • improved awareness
  • improved sleep

Both private and group Yoga session are available, please contact us for further information.

  • Group Sessions £24 a session per person or £109 per person for a block of 5 sessions
  • Private sessions £74 a session or £345 for a block of 5 sessions

For further information about Yoga and the instructor download the attachted PDF WHAT IS YOGA or click here.


“Reiki” (ray-key) is Japanese for ‘universal life energy, and is also a word used to describe a system of natural healing, This tradition was founded by Dr Mikao Usui in the early 20th century and evolved as a result of his research, experience and dedication.

Reiki can be used alongside other conventional or complementary treatment and often helps to provide emotional support during recovery.

The method of receiving Reiki is simple. The recipient remains clothed and lies on a couch or sits on a chair and relaxes. The practitioner gently places their hands in a series of non-intrusive positions on or near the body. There is no massage or manipulation. The whole person is treated rather than specific areas. Sessions can take 45 minutes to an hour-and-a-half, depending on the client’s needs.

Clients may or may not feel sensations during a Reiki treatment. Benefits reported by recipients include deep relaxation promoting a calm, peaceful sense of well-being on all levels. Some people feel sensations of heat, tingling, or experience seeing colours, whilst others can have an emotional response, indicating that shifts are taking place, allowing harmony to be restored.

The relaxing nature of Reiki can be very helpful to people especially at difficult times in our lives. We can all feel overwhelmed or disconnected, sometimes there is a real sense of isolation, both emotionally and spiritually. Reiki treatments can bring feelings of peace, centeredness and an ability to cope better with the challenges of life.

Reiki can be beneficial in circumstances that are short term, but can also support people dealing with long-standing conditions, helping to bring comfort, acceptance and a more positive outlook. Were a Social Enterprise Badge New_Horizons_as_featured_on netmum.com_badge