SNAP and the Hingham Rec Center are pleased to offer a Yoga/Zumba program for students with special needs. This program is offered to middle and high school students who receive special education services. The program will take place on Fridays at the Hingham Rec Center and will be taught by Kathleen Picardi. Kathleen received “Yoga for the Special Child” training, and she has taught at South Shore Educational Collaborative and South Shore Support Services.

The program will be limited to 10 participants. The cost of the program is $12/session and it is suggested that participants attend as many sessions as possible in order to receive the most benefit from the program.

WHAT TO BRING/WEAR: Students should wear comfortable clothing such as sweatpants and a t-shirt (no jeans). Sneakers should be easy to remove.

This class is designed specifically to benefit students with Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Attention Deficit Disorder, Learning Disabilities, and other developmental delays. All levels of ability are welcome. Each class follows the same outline with routines coordinated with the individual’s level of development. Students will participate in five essential yoga practices: music, breathing practices, cleansing practices, body postures and deep relaxation. These practices are designed to strengthen and stretch the entire musculoskeletal system, balance the nervous system, increase breathing efficiency, improve body awareness, improve communication skills, increase each student’s ability to self-regulate, and of course provide a relaxing and engaging experience.

This program is open to middle and high school students who receive special education services. Registration, completed forms, and payment must be received before the start of the program. Please direct any questions to:


FALL 2019 dates

UPDATE: Please note that the first class will now be held on Friday, 9/20 (not 9/13). A make-up class will be added to the session.

September 20, 27
October 4, 11, 18, 25
November 1, 8, 15
Fridays, 4:30-5:30pm


Hingham Rec Center
220 Central Street, Hingham




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