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I CAN Do Yoga

I CAN Do Yoga- for young adults with autismpurpose

The purpose of the I CAN Do Yoga program is to offer teens and adults with autism the opportunity to participate in a yoga class designed to promote physical and social development in a safe and supportive environment.   

Program Structure

Each session of the yoga program consists of 60 minute lessons, once per week, for multiple weeks. Sessions for this program takes place three times during the year; fall (mid-October to late November), winter (late January to early March), and spring (mid-April to late May). In each lesson, there are ten participants who are supported by the instructor, support staff and volunteers. Lessons focus on balance, flexibility, breathing, and relaxation. 

Supports Provided

At Canucks Autism Network, we strive to meet the needs of each participant through parent collaboration.  Our staff receive training on a variety of support strategies for children and youth with autism.  Please do not hesitate to speak with coaches and support staff about strategies to use with your child (e.g., visual schedules, first-then boards, token systems, social stories, etc.) and contact the Program Coordinator, Sarah Armstrong, at sarah.armstrong@canucksautism.ca with any questions or  concerns.

Program Criteria

  • Ages 16 and older (Must be of correct age when starting the program)
  • Have an autism diagnosis, and an active membership through the CAN Participant Membership Program
  • Commitment to attend session on a weekly basis, for the entire duration of the program (See Attendance Policy)




Registration for the spring 2017 multi-week program was open to from Monday, February 20th at noon, to Friday, February 24th.
If you’d like to submit a late registration request, please email info@canucksautism.ca with the following:
1.       The name and age of the participant, and
2.       The program name, location and time that you are submitting a late request for.
To view our spring leisure guide, which lists our spring programs, locations and times, please visit: http://www.canucksautism.ca/leisureguide