Child & Family Development Child & Family Development

June 6, 2014

Yoga Moves: yoga-based physical therapy for Charlotte kids

Yoga Moves  is a class taught by physical therapists that incorporates some of the basic principles of yoga. The movements and positions are adapted to each child‚Äôs capabilities and skill level. 

Yoga is a meditative practice that includes physical and mental elements.  It can build strength, coordination, and endurance.  It also teaches how to breathe along with movement, which can facilitate relaxation and concentration.  All of these things can help to optimize function in daily life, both mentally and physically.

This service is not based on or related to any culture or religion. 


Yoga Moves is designed to take the basic principles of yoga along with traditional physical therapy with the goal of improving motor skills and body strength.  It is to be considered an adjunct to regular physical therapy intervention.

Individual health and wellness goals may vary, but every person can have improvements in:

  • Body awareness
  • Strength
  • Flexibility
  • Balance
  • Coordination
  • Breath Control
  • Endurance and cardiovascular fitness
  • A positive attitude toward exercise

The class will also stimulate imagination and creativity.  It will facilitate positive social skills, such as modeling others, in order to build self esteem and confidence.

Home carryover ideas and suggestions will be provided to each family.  Each child‚Äôs yoga program can be individualized to reflect their specific mental or physical goals.


Appointments are available according to your family‚Äôs schedule.  Up to 4 children can be grouped per instructor, based on skill level and independence.    We recommend regular participation over at least a 4-6 week period. 


Each session lasts for one hour.  Group services are $50/ session.       


If you are wondering how yoga could benefit your child, or have any other questions, feel free to contact us by phone or email.


Lisa Gigliotti, DPT                                                                  Leslie Holmes, DPT

704-541-9080 ext. 211                                                            704-332-4834 ext. 113