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.
Yoga for the Special Child Part 1 is the very first program in our methodology that everyone must take. It 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, OT, PT, parents of children with special needs and everyone who is interested in helping children with special needs through the means of yoga.
The Method Sonia Sumar pioneered over 50 years ago, is rooted in 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 but yet extremely powerful therapeutic yoga approach that has been helping improve the life of children and adults with special needs across the globe. The method is suitable for any age and any conditions.
Our therapeutic Program includes:
An integrated series of balanced Yoga poses to increase body awareness and
Specialized breathing exercises and relaxation techniques to improve
An early intervention program to assure the healthy formative development of
infants, toddlers and children.