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"Love is always the answer."

 

SONIA SUMAR

Contact us at info@specialyoga.com

ABOUT US

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WHAT WE DO

Yoga for the Special Child®, LLC training Programs offer a unique learning environment for children and their parents, special education teachers, Yoga teachers and health care professionals.

 

Courses are taught by internationally renowned Yoga therapist and author Sonia Sumar (and her well trained, certified teachers), whose innovative teaching methods have been improving the lives of children and adults with special needs for almost 50 years.

SONIA SUMAR

C-IAYT, E-RYT® 500, RCYT®, YACEP®

Sonia is a recognized member of: Yoga Alliance (US and UK), Integral Yoga Teachers Association and International Association of Yoga Therapists. 

 

She began teaching Yoga for children with special needs after her daughter Roberta was born with Down Syndrome in 1972. Sonia noticed many positive changes in Roberta from using Yoga, so in 1975 she became a Certified Yoga Teacher. Sonia's life dream is to help the world's special children achieve their full potential and become active and productive members of society. Nothing can better express her success than the letters she receives from the parents of her students.

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OUR PROGRAMS

Our 95H Certification Program is a comprehensive training that provides the essential tools for working with the population with special needs. Using hands-on instruction, our teachers guide program participants through each stage of the special child’s development. 

These courses are open to Yoga therapists, instructors, students, health care practitioners, and families of special children who have completed our Yoga for the Special Child® 95H Certification Program Part 1. 

This 200H Yoga Alliance approved program will give you the tools to work with adults with and without special needs following the Sonia Sumar Method. 

UPCOMING COURSES

2023

200H Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Course (200H) 

YEARLONG - Online dates AND IN PERSON

ONLINE DATES:: 01/28 - 02/25 - 03/18 - 04/29 - 05/20 - 06/24 - 07-22 - 09/30 - 10/21 - 11/18 - 12/01

Times::  07:00 am- 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Teacher:  Sivakami Sonia Sumar and Renata Sumar Gaertner 

IN PERSON CHOOSE one location:  

Sarasota, FL  July 24-29-  7:00 am – 5:00 pm daily 

Europe (TBD)  August 28-Sept 2 - 7:00 am – 5:00 pm daily 

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CPD The Golden Keys of YSC (25H) (ONLINE)

Dates:: January 21-22 and 28-29  

Times:: EST  

08:00am-11:00 am and 01:00 pm-04:30pm Saturdays

08:00am-11:00am and 01:00pm-4:00pm Sundays

Teacher:  Sivakami Sonia Sumar

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CPD Yoga for Scleroderma and Arthritis (18H) (IN PERSON) Sarasota, FL

Dates:: Feb 3-5

Times:: Friday 5:30-8:30pm and Saturday-Sunday 9:00am to 5:30pm

Teacher Kathy Randolph

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95H Part 1 (48H) (IN PERSON and ONLINE - Hybrid)  Sarasota, FL 

Dates:: February 05-10 

Times: 09:00 am- 05:00 pm daily

Teacher:  Sivakami Sonia Sumar and Renata Sumar Gaertner

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95H Part 2 (55H) (ONLINE)

Dates/Times:: EST 

February 11-12 -- 08:00 am-01:00 pm and  02:30 pm-5:30 pm 

Feb 17 - 19 and 24 to 26 -- Fridays 06:00 pm-08:30 pm; Saturdays and Sundays 08:00 am to 01:00 pm and  2:30 pm - 05:30pm

Teacher:  Sivakami Sonia Sumar and Renata Sumar Gaertner

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VIDEOS

MEET OUR TEACHERS

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TESTIMONIALS

"Sonia teaches from a very deep place within herself sharing personal experiences with a wonderful sense of humor allowing us to self reflect, learn the beauty of Yoga, and truly learn to appreciate children with special needs and how Yoga can impact them."

Cindy Kaplan
Boston, Massachusetts

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