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INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF YOGA THERAPY - IAYT

Yoga for the Special Child® LLC
Provider Name: Yoga for the Special Child® LLC

Course Name:

Yoga for the Special Child® Basic 95H Certification Program

Course Description:

Yoga for the Special Child®, LLC is multi-level comprehensive program of yoga techniques designed to enhance the natural development of children with special needs. Our style of yoga is gentle and beneficial - safe for babies and children with Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Microcephaly, Autism and other developmental disabilities. These methods also provide an effective treatment for children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder, ADHD and Learning Disabilities. The Part 1 comprehensive training program is a 48 hour course which provides the essential tools for working with children ages 0 to 12 with special needs. Using hands-on instruction, the Program Teacher guides program participants through each stage of the child’s development. Topics include how to evaluate infants and children, how to design an early intervention yoga program to assure the healthy formative development of infants, toddlers and children, and how to work with specific syndromes and disorders.

Total Credits:48

Delivery Method:Live (In-Person)

Category: Clinical Skills

Faculty

  • Sonia Sumar C-IAYT, E-RYT500, RCYT, YACEP

  • Renata Sumar Gaertner C-IAYT, E-RYT500, RCYT, YACEP

  • Kathy Randolph C-IAYT, E-RYT200, RCYT, YACEP

  • Sherry Le Blanc C-IAYT, E-RYT500, RCYT, YACEP

Course Name:

Yoga for the Special Child® Continuing Education on Arthritis & Scleroderma

 

Course Description:

Yoga for the Special Child®, LLC is a comprehensive program of yoga techniques that is gentle, beneficial and safe. This 18 hour course focuses on children and adults with Arthritis and/or Scleroderma. Included are:
*An integrated series of balanced Yoga poses to increase body awareness, flexibility, strength, gross motor coordination and balance.
*Specialized breathing exercises and relaxation techniques to improve concentration, circulation, digestion, and to provide relief from the stress of living with a chronic condition.
*Specialized yoga techniques called bandhas and kriyas to relieve the digestive symptoms of Scleroderma, improving health and quality of life.
*Specialized yoga techniques called mudras to provide improved flexibility, range of motion and strength for the hands, as well as relief for the symptoms of Raynaud’s phenomenon.
*Provide opportunity for hands-on practice with Volunteers with Arthritis and Scleroderma, followed by feedback and guidance.

 

Total Credits: 18

Delivery Method: Live (In-Person)

Category: Clinical Skills

Faculty:

Kathy Randolph C-IAYT, E-RYT200, RCYT, YACEP

 

Course Name:

Yoga for the Special Child® Continuing Education on Cerebral Palsy and Down Syndrome

Course Description: Yoga for the Special Child®, LLC is a comprehensive program of yoga techniques designed to enhance the natural development of children with special needs. Our style of yoga is gentle and beneficial - safe for babies and children with Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Attention Deficit Disorder, ADHD and Learning Disabilities. This 18-hour course focuses on the methods learned in the Yoga for the Special Child® Basic 1 Program with demonstrations and discussions of Yoga therapy for children of any age with Cerebral Palsy or Down Syndrome. Participants will start each day by deepening their own Yoga practice with a Meditation and Hatha Yoga Class led by the Program Teacher. Day 1 and 2 include four hands on training sessions with children with Down Syndrome and/or Cerebral Palsy, Day 3 has 2 hands on training sessions. Each class ends with a group discussion and question and answer period about the techniques demonstrated and designing an appropriate yoga routine for each child.

Total Credits:18

Delivery Method: Live (In-Person)

Category: Clinical Skills

Faculty:

  • Sonia Sumar C-IAYT, E-RYT500, RCYT, YACEP

  • Renata Sumar Gaertner C-IAYT, E-RYT500, RCYT, YACEP