Jyoti Jo Manuel

Jyoti Jo Manuel

Jyoti Jo Manuel was captivated by her first yoga class at aged 17 and has been practising ever since. She started teaching yoga in 1992 and has been the UK’s leading practitioner and teacher trainer in therapeutic yoga for children with special needs since 2001.
Jyoti Jo founded The Special Yoga Centre in 2004 to give a nurturing, inclusive and welcoming home for the work with the special children and to make yoga accessible to all.

Her aim is to develop and implement therapeutic yoga programmes that allow all children to receive its significant benefits and help each child to reach their full potential. As the Special Yoga Centre closed, Special Yoga Ltd was born to as a Centre of excellence for Yoga Teacher Training and to serve the special children and their families.


Champion of Change Podcast with Jyoti


Meet Jyoti Manuel. She’s one incredible game-changer when it comes to living yoga on and off the mat. Her life work is teaching yoga to children and those with special needs who so benefit from practices of yoga and mindfulness. Her thoughts on her dharma are simple ‘When it’s your soul’s calling, it lights you up to do the work’.

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