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Butterfly Yoga

Yoga Classes for Children, Adults and Family Workshops

Support for children with disabilities through Yoga for the Special Child Program.


I have 30 years experience working with children and community groups, and 10 years teaching Yoga.

I decided to combine the two and create a unique Yoga experience.

Providing yoga classes for children, adults and Family Workshops.

Support for children and adults with disabilities through Yoga for Special Child Program.

Yoga for the Special Child

I am the only Licensed Practitioner in Northern Ireland delivering the Yoga for the Special Child Program – the Sonia Sumar method.

To find out more about Sonia Sumar, visit her website.  www.specialyoga.com



Experience of working with children and adults with Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, ADHD, Multiple Sclerosis, Cri Du Chat, Brittle Bone, Anxiety, Fibromyalgia and Epilepsy.


Providing set programmes (4-6 weeks), one off sessions, summer schemes, community (adult), youth and parent & toddler groups.


Training provided for staff working with children on breath, relaxation and yoga games.


Programmes delivered for the following:


  • Beechcroft Hospital, CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service) - Belfast Health & Social Care Trust
  • ASD CAMHS Connect - Southern Health & Social Care Trust


  • Donard Special School, Banbridge
  • Knockevin Special School (Downpatrick) - Joint class with Down Grammar School
  • Helping Hands Autism Support (Yoga classes for parents and Family Yoga sessions)


  • Multiple Sclerosis Society


  • Princes Trust Belfast


  • Belfast City Council - after school clubs, summer schemes, Traveller Playclub and leisure programmes


  • Alchemy Fitness Therapies


  • Orchardville Society (adults with learning disabilities)


  • 611 Residential Home (adults with learning disabilities)


  • Edgcumb Day Centre (adults with learning disabilities)


  • Laurencetown, Lenaderg and Tullylish Community Association (chair yoga)


  • Lagan Village Youth & Community Group (chair yoga)


  • SOLACE (supporting children with autism)


  • Glencairn Primary School


  • Donaghcloney Yoga & Community Group (kids yoga)


  • East Belfast Mission (kids yoga and staff training)
  • Windsor Womens Centre (kids yoga)
  • Kings Park Primary School 










Butterfly yoga is run by Blanche Thompson, who is trained both to teach children and adults.

Blanche has undertaken the following training:

200 hour Santosha teacher training course;

2 year Iyengar teacher training course;

Yoga for Kids (Santosha);

Special Needs course (Yoga Therapy);

Yoga for the Special Child (Sonia Sumar Method)  -

Basic One and Two (143 hours);

Yoga for the Special Child CE course in Autism and ADHD (18 hours);

Diploma in meditation;

Diploma in Pranayama.

Previous Accredited Keeping (Children) Safe trainer through the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust (for 14 years).

BA(Hons) Youth and Community Work

Over 30 years experience in community and youth work and play development

Mother of two children and granny of 4 grandkids!

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