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CONTINUING EDUCATION

CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAMS

AUTISM AND ADHD


Sonia Sumar teaches this comprehensive continuing education course in the theory and practice of Yoga techniques for babies and children with Autism or ADHD.
                           
Program Information:

 

Participants will start each day by deepening their own Yoga practice with a Meditation and Hatha Yoga Class led by Sonia Sumar or other certified yoga instructor assisting Sonia during the program.  After an introductory discussion on teaching Hatha Yoga to children with Special needs, 4 hands on training sessions with children with Autism and/or ADHD follow.  Each class ends with a group discussion and question and answer period about the techniques learned, the appropriate yoga routine and what stage the child is in.   

This three day program runs from 8am to 4pm the first 2 days and ends at 1:00pm on the third day.

We will be working with children (any age) who have ADHD or Autism. Please contact the program coordinator if you have a child or a client that would like to participate in our Program as a Demonstration. Sonia will be working with 4 children per day: two in the morning and two in the afternoon. We appreciate your help in bringing demos in as they are the highlights of our Programs.

 

It is important to understand the medical contraindications to certain asanas, so please do not try to copy our work without proper instruction.

Course Pre-requisite:  Yoga for the Special Child 95H Certification Program Part 1

Who Should Attend: This course is open to Yoga therapists, instructors, and students, health care practitioners, and families of special children who have completed our Yoga for the Special Child 95H Certification Program Part 1. It is important to understand the medical contraindications to certain asanas and breathing techniques, so please do not try to copy our work without proper instruction


CEREBRAL PALSY AND DOWN SYNDROME


Sonia Sumar teaches this comprehensive continuing education course in the theory and practice of Yoga techniques for babies and children with Cerebral Palsy or Down Syndrome. It is important to understand the medical contraindications to certain asanas and breathing techniques, so please do not try to copy our work without proper instruction
  
Program Information:


Participants will start each day by deepening their own Yoga practice with a Meditation and Hatha Yoga Class led by Sonia Sumar or other Certified Yoga instructor assisting Sonia during the program. Four hands on training sessions with children with Down Syndrome and/or Cerebral Palsy follow.  Each class ends with a group discussion and question and answer period about the techniques learned, the appropriate yoga routine for each child and which stage the child is in.

This three day program runs from 8am to 4pm the first 2 days and ends at 1:00pm on the third day.

We will be working with children (any age) who have Down Syndrome or Cerebral Palsy. Please contact the program coordinator if you have a child or a client that would like to participate in our Program as a Demonstration. Sonia will be working with 4 children per day: two in the morning and two in the afternoon. We appreciate your help in bringing demos in as they are the highlights of our Programs.

It is important to understand the medical contraindications to certain asanas, so please do not try to copy our work without proper instruction.

Course Pre-requisite: Yoga for the Special Child 95H Certification Program Part 1.

Who Should Attend: This course is open to Yoga therapists, instructors, and students, health care practitioners, and families of special children who have completed our Yoga for the Special Child 95H Certification Program Part 1. It is important to understand the medical contraindications to certain asanas and breathing techniques, so please do not try to copy our work without proper instruction


ASANA, PRANAYAMA AND MEDITATION


Sonia Sumar teaches this comprehensive continuing education course on the Asanas of Patanjali and advanced Pranayama techniques and meditation.  

Program Information:
 

Participants will start each day by deepening their own Yoga practice with a Meditation and Hatha Yoga Class led by Sonia Sumar or other certified yoga instructor assisting Sonia during the program.  After introductory discussions, participants will have an opportunity to practice the asanas and pranayama exercises.  Participants will learn how to apply what they have learned to teaching children with special needs.  

This three day program runs from 8am to 4pm the first 2 days and ends at 1:00pm on the third day.

It is important to understand the medical contraindications to certain asanas, so please do not try to copy our work without proper instruction.

Course Pre-requisite: Yoga for the Special Child 95H Certification Program Part 1

Who Should Attend: This course is open to Yoga therapists, instructors, and students, health care practitioners, and families of special children who have completed our Yoga for the Special Child 95H Certification Program Part 1. It is important to understand the medical contraindications to certain asanas and breathing techniques, so please do not try to copy our work without proper instruction


ARTHRITIS AND SCLERODERMA


Kathy Randolph teaches this 3 day course on how to teach Yoga to those with Scleroderma or Arthritis. 

Program Information:
 

Kathy has specialized in developing a yoga routine designed for people with Scleroderma or Arthritis. Her yoga routine consists of several postures that can help stretch and strengthen the spine, massage the abdominal organs and strengthen the core, including overall flexibility of the muscles in the body.

This three day program runs from 8am to 4pm the first 2 days and ends at 1:00pm on the third day. It is important to understand the medical contraindications to certain asanas, so please do not try to copy our work without proper instruction.

Course Pre-requisite (one of): - Yoga for the Special CHild 95H Certification Program Part 1 plus one year of consistent practice; - 200H Teacher Training plus 1 year of practicing teaching population with special needs; -healthy background (OT, PT, SLP, nurse, special ed. teacher, plus one year of yoga practice. 

Who Should Attend: This course is open to Yoga therapists, instructors, and students, health care practitioners, and families of special children who has fulfilled pre-requisite above. It is important to understand the medical contraindications to certain asanas and breathing techniques, so please do not try to copy our work without proper instruction.

ASANAS - ADJUSTMENTS AND SEQUENCES - LEARNING TO GO BEYOND 

 

Renata Sumar Gaertner  teaches this 2 or 3 day course to help you to go deeper in your practice and also help your students to understand how to perform yoga poses safely and progress in their practice. 


Program Information:


A brand new Continuing Education program developed by Renata Sumar Gaertner to help you improve your understanding on how to safely adjust yourself and your student(s) in a yoga pose and how to build sequences to help you to connect deeper within. 

The program includes: 
 

Morning Meditation and Hatha Yoga Class. 
How to add variations to Surya Namaskar without losing its focus and flow. 
Anatomy of asanas - how to apply the knowledge when teaching yoga poses.
Adjusting yourself in a yoga pose and cultivating inner awareness. 
Adjusting your students in a class.
How to teach them the knowledge of learning from within.
The practice of Pranayama to increase focus during your practice of asanas. Creating sequences for yoga class that will accommodate different levels of students. 

 

Who should attend: This course is open to therapists, Yoga instructors and Yoga students with a year or more of Yoga practice/experience.


 THE GOLDEN KEYS OF YOGA FOR THE SPECIAL CHILD- THE SONIA SUMAR METHOD

AND THEIR APPLICATION ON LIFE
 
A brand new Continuing Education program developed by Sonia Sumar to help you deepen your understanding of the five keys and how to apply them in everyday life.

Who should attend: This course is open to Yoga therapists, instructors and students, health care practitioners, and families of children with Special Needs who have completed our Yoga for the Special Child 95H Certification Program Part 1. It is important to understand the medical contraindications to certain asanas and breathing techniques, so please do not try to copy our work without proper instruction

The program includes


It is important to understand the medical contraindications to certain asanas and breathing techniques, so please do not try to copy our work without proper instruction.
The course is a very intensive and dynamic 3 days of training which will include not only in-depth study of the different way one can apply the method to children with special needs but also further deepening of the participant's own yoga practice.
The training will include 2hrs and 30min of yoga sadhana (practice) in the morning followed by lectures and discussions, further study of the Keys of Yoga for the Special Child and their application in life. Sonia will share with the group further techniques and tools that can be used and applied in the different cases. Every day will conclude with a deep relaxation or meditation session, so the participants can better absorb the newly learned skills and gained knowledge. 

YOGA FOR ADULTS WITH CEREBRAL PALSY 

A brand new Continuing Education program developed by Sonia Sumar to help you deepen your understanding on how to work with adults with Cerebral palsy following the Sonia Sumar Method. 

Who should attend: This course is open to Yoga therapists, instructors and students, health care practitioners, and families of children with Special Needs who have completed our Yoga for the Special Child 95H Certification Program Part 1. It is important to understand the medical contraindications to certain asanas and breathing techniques, so please do not try to copy our work without proper instruction.

The program includes


Participants will start each day by deepening their own Yoga practice with a Meditation and Hatha Yoga Class led by Sonia Sumar or other Certified Yoga instructor assisting Sonia during the program. Three hands on training sessions with adults with Cerebral Palsy follow.  Each class ends with a group discussion and question and answer period about the techniques learned and the appropriate yoga routine for each person.

EARLY INTERVENTION - TEACHING YOGA FOR BABIES WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

A brand new Continuing Education program developed by Sonia Sumar to help you to work with babies with special needs  following the Sonia Sumar Method. 

Who should attend: This course is open to Yoga therapists, instructors and students, health care practitioners, and families of children with Special Needs who have completed our Yoga for the Special Child 95H Certification Program Part 1. It is important to understand the medical contraindications to certain asanas and breathing techniques, so please do not try to copy our work without proper instruction.

The program includes

The course is a very intensive and dynamic 3 days of training which will include not only in-depth study of the different way one can apply the method to babies with special needs but also further deepening of the participant's own yoga practice.The training will include 1hrs and 30min of yoga sadhana ( practice ) in the morning followed by lectures and discussions, further study of how to apply Yoga for the Special Child as early intervention for babies with special needs. Sonia will share with the group further techniques and tools that can be used and applied in the different cases. Every day will conclude with a deep relaxation or meditation session so the participants can better absorb the newly learned skills and gained knowledge.   


ACCREDITATIONS (for each Continuing Education Program)

At the end of the course you will receive a contact hours recognition that is recognized by Yoga Alliance and can be added or used as part of your specialization training if you are doing a TTC yoga course and also as Continuing Education hours as all our teachers are YCEP. Please also check AOTA for accreditations and IAYT. We are also approved by some OT/PT/SLP boards across USA. Please check here for more details