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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

Due the Covid-19 outbreak, we are working on a way to honor all our programs with the same level of quality as they would be if they were in person, offering online choices, so you can still come and learn with us.
We are hoping to be able to offer a few in person training (follow all safety measurements) starting 2022. We are working on our 2022 schedule and we will share it in the first or second week of January. 

JUN 24-26/ July 01-03 - (Spanish Only) Times (EST) 07:00-11:00am / 01:00-04:00pm (ONLINE)

Yoga for the Special Child 95H Certification Program - Part 1 (48H)

Training with Sonia Sumar (Sivakami) and co-teacher Lakshmi Nadia

More information and sign up: Lakshmi Nadia nadia@tierradenadia.com 

register here

July 10-15 - Times (EST) 09:00am-01:00om - 02:00-05:00pm (IN PERSON) IYI, NYC

Yoga for the Special Child 95H Certification Program - Part 1 (48H)

Training with Sonia Sumar (Sivakami) 

$1080 Zelle/Check or $1100 PayPal/Wire - register here

July 28-30- Times (EST) Thursday 08:30 am-04:30pm Friday 8:30am- 4:30 am and Saturday 8:30 am- 12:30 pm (EST) 

Get Ready to Learn: Yoga in the Classroom (18H)

CPD with Anne Reen, OTR, RYT

$530(wire/paypal)/ $500 (Zelle) - register here

August 5-7 Times (EST) 8:00-11:30 am and 1:00-4:00 pm 

Raja Yoga and Meditation  (18H)

CPD with Sonia Sumar (Sivakami) 

$500(wire/paypal)/ $470 (Zelle) - register here

August 19-21 - Times (EST) 8:00-11;30 am and 1:00-4:00 pm 

Asana, Pranayama, and Meditation (18H)

CPD with Sonia Sumar (Sivakami) 

$500(wire/paypal)/ $470 (Zelle) - register here

August 19-21 - Times (EST) Friday 6;00pm- 9:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday 8:00 am- 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm (IN PERSON)

Teaching Asana Adjustments and Sequences (18H)

CPD with Renata Gaertner 

$500(wire/paypal)/ $470 (Zelle) - register here

VIDEOS

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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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