November 23-24, 2019 Dover, NH
January 24-26, 2020 Bethlehem, PA
April 17-19, 2020 Syracuse, NY
September 25-27 '20 Washington DC
Regardless of our challenges, each human being is uniquely able to develop greater body awareness, physical and mental strength and well-being. Learn how the practice of yoga can benefit youth with a wide range of diagnoses and physical and developmental and learning challenges such as Trauma, Anxiety and Depression, ADD, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorders, Autism, Cerebral Palsy and Down Syndrome.
In this training, you will learn developmentally appropriate tools, breathing and relaxation techniques to facilitate individualized, group and family programs, as well as posture modifications using chairs and other props. Effective methods for encouraging cooperation, building community and developing social skills will be shared. Participants will focus on creating lesson plans and teaching in a variety of contexts.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Yoga teachers, parents, teachers, school counselors, occupational therapists, physical therapists, social workers, caregivers and other adults who work with children and teens with special needs. It is recommended that trainees have a minimum of one year yoga experience.
November 22, 2019 Dover, NH
January 24, 2020 Bethlehem, PA
April 17, 2020 Syracuse, NY
September 25, 2020 Washington DC
As a yoga instructor, therapist, teacher, or anyone who regularly serves children, it is almost certain that you will encounter children who have experienced trauma in their young lives. Therefore, it is important to be trauma informed.
Being trauma informed suggests the following:
Our one-day Trauma Informed Yoga & Mindfulness for Youth Workshop introduces information on the two main types of trauma experienced by children, the basics of the neuroscience of trauma, signs, symptoms and common misdiagnoses, how to make your classes more trauma-informed, how yoga can be part of the healing process, and self-care. It includes practical tools presented in both lecture and experiential format.