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Every Kid’s Yoga Training

Creating Inclusive Yoga Classes for Children with Varied Abilities and Needs

Presented by Craig Hanauer

October 23-25 2015

Don’t we all have special needs?


The meaning of the word Yoga is “to yolk”, which speaks to the fact that yoga is the integration of mind, body and spirit. In accordance with this definition and intention, we at Every Kid’s Yoga approach the art of teaching yoga to groups of children as an integrated process that views them along a continuum in terms of ability and need. Because we are likely to encounter those identified as “typically developing” alongside those identified as having “special needs”, yoga teachers must have the ability to quickly assess group and individual needs and to respond accordingly.

Discover the many ways that yoga can promote the healthy development of children, ages 4-12.  In addition to learning all you need to know about creating a children’s yoga class, you will learn how the practice of yoga addresses difficulties with attention, self-regulation, speech and language, learning, and high and low muscle tone. This experiential workshop will address how to work with children exhibiting the following “special needs”:

  • Those who are easily over-stimulated
  • Those who are potentially impulsive and/or distractible
  • Those who exhibit poor social skills and boundaries
  • Those who are learning disabled/with an emphasis on speech and language based learning disabilities
  • Those who are potentially oppositional and/or disruptive
  • Those who present with high or low muscle tone

We are likely to encounter children diagnosed and undiagnosed with the following in most group yoga classes:

    • High Functioning Autism
    • Asperger’s Syndrome
    • Sensory Processing Dysfunction (SPD)
    • Learning Disabled (LD)
    • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD
    • Cerebral Palsy (mild)

This program is appropriate for yoga teachers and parents, teachers and therapists with a personal yoga practice who are interested in sharing the gift of yoga with children.

Price: $495.00 includes training manual and accompanying DVD

For more information: www.everykidsyoga.com and to register: www.yeasyoga.com

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