Workshop August 10th: Teaching Yoga To Children With Special Needs

The Teaching Yoga for Children with Special Needs workshop incorporates yoga poses with developmental and neurological principles. The training will provide tools for teaching students with developmental disabilities including autism, ADD/ADHD, intellectual and learning disorders, as well as anxiety and depression. Presented in a movement-based hands on manner, come prepared to learn and have fun!

Who Should Attend

Anyone working with or interested in working with children with special needs including yoga teachers, educators, therapists and parents.

Training Information:

Day: Saturday, August 10th

Time: 10am – 1pm

Cost: $80

Location: Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (ERUUF) – Commons Room   4907 Garrett Rd  Durham, NC 27707

Learning Objectives:

 Introduction: Developmental disabilities and their impact on movement, sensory systems and behavior.

 Breath Work: Breathing techniques for children who don’t know how to use breath   efficiently.

Asana: How to use asanas effectively for a specific effects (calming, exciting, partnering).

Class Structure:: How to design a class that works for students of varying needs.

Themes: Creating themed classes that will improve attention and focus

 Games: Activities to help improve social skills and individual creativity.

 Props: Using props to help improve body and breath awareness.

Relaxation: Methods for introducing relaxation techniques.

Caregiver Relations: How to set expectations and support parents/caregivers

Teacher Tips: Preparing for the unexpected – tools for tricky situations.

General Information

Please wear clothes you can move comfortably in. Yoga mats will be provided.


Register by clicking here.


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