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Yoga Alliance Approved 25-hour Certification

Dates: May 18-20, 2018

Friday May 18th 9:00-5:30 pm
Saturday May 19th 9:00-5:30 pm
Sunday May 20th 9:00-5:00 pm

Presented by Shawnee Thornton Hardy – Founder and Author of Asanas for Autism and Special Needs – Yoga to Help Children with their Emotions, Self-Regulation and Body Awareness and creator of the C.A.L.M.M. Yoga toolkit will be leading the training. Shawnee has over 17 years experience working with children and adults with special needs.

Asanas for Autism and Special Needs – Yoga for Children with Special Needs 25-hour Yoga Alliance Registered course offers fun, hands-on and effective strategies for teaching yoga to children of diverse abilities. Participants will learn tools to support children ages 5-17 with self-regulation, body awareness, social skills, expression of difficult emotions, language and communication and so much more! Learn strategies, supports and modifications to teach yoga to children with ADD, ADHD, Autism, Down Syndrome, Prader-Willi, Williams Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, sensory integration difficulties, language processing difficulties, developmental delays, limited mobility, anxiety, behavioral challenges and more!

Participants Receive

  • Playful and Passionate Connection with like-minded community
  • Comprehensive Manual, Resource List, Book – Asanas for Autism and Special Needs – Yoga to Help Children with Their Emotions, Self-regulation and Body Awareness & Certificate of Completion.
  • 25-hours packed full of Learning, Yoga Lesson Plans, Games, Songs, Stories, Partner and Group Poses & Activities.
  • Anatomy & Physiology, Precautions and Contraindications related to children with special needs.
  • Creative, Fun and Safe suggestions for Asanas (physical poses), Pranayama (breathing strategies), chants, mantras, chakras, relaxation and mindfulness activities.
  • Suggestions for Props, Modifications, Adaptations, Tools and Supports to meet the needs of diverse cognitive and physical abilities
  • Chair Yoga for “yoga breaks” and for children with limited mobility
  • Positive Behavior Strategies
  • Poses and breathing strategies to support self-regulation, sensory-processing and expressing/releasing difficult emotions
  • Suggestions for how to structure classes and lesson plans for groups with diverse needs
  • For registration and more information:

    279 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY • Between President and Carroll