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95H Certification Program Part 1 The Sonia Sumar Method - ONLINE - English/ Chinese 2024

The Part 1 comprehensive training program provides the essential tools for working with children with additional needs. Using hands-on instruction, videos and other tools, we will guide program participants through each stage of the special child’s development.

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95H Certification Program Part 1 The Sonia Sumar Method  - ONLINE - English/ Chinese 2024
95H Certification Program Part 1 The Sonia Sumar Method  - ONLINE - English/ Chinese 2024

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Mar 22, 2024, 7:00 AM GMT+8 – Apr 14, 2024, 10:00 PM GMT+8

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95H Part 1 (48H) (online)  

(online) - English/ Chinese

Dates: March 22-24 / 29-31 and April 12-14, 2024

Friday to Sunday 7:00-10:00 am Friday and Saturday 7:00-9:30 pm (USA EST TIME)

Saturday and Sunday 7:00-09:30 am - Friday to Sunday 7:00 - 10:00 pm (TAIWAN TIME)

Teacher:  Renata Sumar Gaertner (MahaJyoti)

Yoga for the Special Child Part 1 is a comprehensive, hands-on, experiential course that will help you gain all the tools and skills you need to start teaching yoga to children with special needs. The course is open to yoga teachers, yoga students, school teachers, health practitioners, OTs, PTs, parents of children with special needs, and everyone interested in helping children with special needs through yoga.

The Method Sonia Sumar pioneered over 50 years ago classical Hatha Yoga therefore it carries all of its components: voice work- chanting, eyes exercises, breathing work- pranayama, physical exercise, asanas, deep relaxation and meditation- yoga nidra. It is a safe and gentle yet compelling therapeutic yoga approach that has been helping improve the lives of children and adults with special needs across the globe. The method is suitable for any age and any conditions.

《特殊兒童瑜伽─Part 1初階》是一個全面、實踐性易上手的課程,這個課程將幫助您獲得如何教授特殊需求兒童瑜伽的工具和技能,讓您可以簡單開始教授特殊需求兒童瑜伽。此課程適合瑜伽教師、瑜伽學生、學校教師、醫療從業人員、職能治療師、物理治療師、特殊需求兒童的家長以及所有有興趣透過瑜伽幫助特殊需求兒童的人。

索尼婭·蘇瑪爾(Sonia Sumar )在50多年前開創的這個方法,源於古典哈達瑜伽,因此課程包含了古典哈達瑜伽的所有精華:聲音練習——唱頌、眼部運動,呼吸練習——調息法,體能肌耐力鍛煉,體位法,深度放鬆和冥想——瑜伽大休息。這是種安全、溫和但極為有效的療癒式瑜伽,已經幫助改善全球很多特殊需求兒童和成人的生活。這種方法適用於任何年齡和任何狀況。

You will be given a manual - workbook, and as the course progresses, you will be handed out more materials to read and study.  All material from the manual will be covered fully.

With this training, you will learn how to work with babies and children up to 12. Renata Sumar will share with you all of her knowledge and experience and all she has learned, and she will keep on learning from Sonia Sumar Sivakami directly. She will guide you through deepening your understanding of Yoga, developing your own yoga practice, developing a practice for a child with special needs, gaining all the tools and skills you would need to deliver a yoga class, and gaining an understanding of the core Yoga for the Special Child Method values and structure.

As the week progresses and you learn more about the different stages of development, we will share 4 / 5 different videos with you to see the methodology applied directly. This offers a fantastic opportunity for all participants in the course to not only see but also have the chance to discuss, question, and investigate further all that has been learned over the week.

Each day will start with a short yoga session to learn how to lead a class for a child with special needs. It is essential to understand and experience the benefits of this particular yoga methodology on your own body/ self before even attempting to apply it & share it with children with special needs.

Part 1 looks closely at the different stages of an individual's physiological and psychological development and how yoga helps and supports an individual.  The methodology is divided into four stages, which you will study and learn about in-depth so that by the end of the course, you can work with children with special/additional needs immediately.

The curriculum is rich and engaging. The course includes :

  • how to evaluate infants and children
  • how to create the optimum home environment
  • how to work with specific conditions
  • how to create a practice suitable for each individual
  • how to adjust and accommodate a child so he/she is safe
  • how to improve the breath of the child, which in turn promotes better overall wellbeing
  • how to calm the child's nervous system so they are better self-regulated
  • how to improve a child's strength, balance, flexibility, stamina, concentration, focus, sleep, self -esteem and state of mind


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