The Yoga Shed serves to offer accessible and affordable yoga for everybody.
We run preschool and afterschool classes, classes for children with special needs, family yoga, adult hatha classes, children’s yoga camps, and 1:1 yoga sessions for children and adults with additional needs
Who We Are
The Yoga Shed was founded by Elaine Harris in 2014. Elaine has taught hundreds of children in London, Melbourne and Ireland. She has completed 500hr advanced yoga alliance certified training with Ciara Cronin in the Yoga Room Dublin and has studied Integral Hatha Yoga in London (200hrs yoga alliance). Elaine is also a certified pregnancy yoga teacher studying directly with renowned teacher Tara Lee in London.
Elaine is highly trained to share yoga therapy with children with special needs studying directly with internationally renowned teachers Sonia Sumar the founder of Yoga for the Special Child and Jo Manuel the founder of Special Yoga London. Elaine has studied Yoga for the Special Child: The Sonia Sumar Method™ Basic 1&2 and is the only licensed practitioner of Yoga for the Special Child™ in the Republic of Ireland. Under the guidance of Jo Manuel, Elaine has completed Special Yoga for Special Children Intermediate Level and Yoga and Mindfulness for Children and Young People with Autism and ADHD.
She is passionate about spreading awareness about the benefits of therapeutic yoga for children with special needs and she has practiced yoga with many children with Down Syndrome, Autism, ADHD, Dyspraxia, Cerebral Palsy, Learning Difficulties, physical disabilities and many other special needs
Elaine has taught in many mainstream and special needs schools in Wicklow and South County Dublin. She works closely with Down syndrome Wicklow and the Special Olympics team in Wicklow.