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Mon, May 08



95H Part 1 Training Yoga for the Special Child - The Sonia Sumar Method

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95H Part 1 Training Yoga for the Special Child - The Sonia Sumar Method
95H Part 1 Training Yoga for the Special Child - The Sonia Sumar Method

Time & Location

May 08, 2023, 9:00 AM CDT – May 13, 2023, 5:00 PM CDT

Chicago, 1818 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657, USA

About the event

The Part 1 comprehensive training program provides the essential tools for working with children with special needs. Using hands-on instruction, program participants will be guided through each stage of the special child’s development. Topics include how to evaluate infants and children, how to create the optimum home environment and how to work with specific syndromes and disorders.  The Part 1 curriculum includes:​

  • Specific techniques for evaluating infants and children
  • The different components of interacting and bonding with infants/children
  • The components of Yoga for infants and children with special needs
  • The description of the physiological/psychological benefits
  • The four stages of development

1)  Preparatory (birth – 6 mo.)             2) Inductive (6 mo. – 1 year)             3) Interactive (1 – 2 years)             4) Imitative (2 – 3 years)

  • Specific techniques for evaluating and working with kids 3-12 years old
  • Videos and/or demonstration of working with children of different ages
  • Contraindications
  • Relaxation techniques

Weeklong Intensive: May 8th - 13th, 2023 (at Five Keys Yoga)​

Use Code MayEarlyBird by April 8th and take $100 off!

YOGA FOR THE SPECIAL CHILD® 95H CERTIFICATION PROGRAM After completion of the 95H Certification Program (Parts 1 and 2) fulfilling the requirements for each class, participants will receive a Certificate of Accomplishment for the program.  For Registered Yoga Teachers with 200hrs, both Part 1 and  2 comprehensive teacher training satisfies the 95 contact hours for Yoga Alliance RCYT (registered children’s yoga teacher).  YSC is also accredited with the International Association of Yoga Therapists and the American Occupational Therapy Association. Who Should Attend: Yoga for the Special Child® is ideal for parents, caregivers, yoga teachers, special education teachers, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and speech and language pathologists, nurses, or anyone interested in teaching yoga to children with special needs.

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