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Asanas for Autism and Special Needs 25-Hour Training   

Yoga for Children with Special Needs!

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Asanas for Autism and Special Needs is a Registered Yoga School through Yoga Alliance

Level 1 - Training 

Yoga for Children with Autism and Special Needs

Yoga Alliance approved 25-hour training in teaching yoga to children with special needs!

Complete the Level 1 training and be eligible for the 

Level 2 - 70 hour training to receive a 95-hour Children's Yoga Teacher Certification with an emphasis on Children with Special Needs!

Asanas for Autism and Special Needs – Yoga for Children with Special Needs 25-hour Yoga Alliance Registered course offers fun, hands-on and effective strategies for teaching yoga to children of diverse abilities. Participants will learn tools to support children ages 5-17 with self-regulation, body awareness, social skills, expression of difficult emotions, language and communication and so much more! Learn strategies, supports and modifications to teach yoga to children with ADD, ADHD, Autism, Down Syndrome, Prader-Willi, Williams Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, sensory integration difficulties, language processing difficulties, developmental delays, limited mobility, anxiety, behavioral challenges and more!

Great For...

  • ​Yoga Teachers

  • Pediatric Physical Therapists

  • Occupational Therapists

  • Speech Therapists

  • Behavior Specialists

  • Mental Health Practitioners

  • Educators

  • School Psychologists

  • Therapists

  • Pediatric or School Nurses

  • Parents 

  • A.P.E./P.E. Teachers

  • Anyone who is passionate about sharing the benefits of yoga with children of all abilities.

Participants Receive

 

  • Playful and Passionate Connection with like-minded community

  • Comprehensive Manual, Resource List, Book – Asanas for Autism and Special Needs – Yoga to Help Children with Their Emotions, Self-regulation and Body Awareness & Certificate of Completion.

 

  • 25-hours packed full of Learning, Yoga Lesson Plans, Games, Songs, Stories, Partner and Group Poses & Activities.

 

  • Anatomy & Physiology, Precautions and Contraindications related to children with special needs.

 

  • Creative, Fun and Safe suggestions for Asanas (physical poses), Pranayama (breathing strategies) and relaxation and mindfulness activities.

 

  • Suggestions for Props, Modifications, Adaptations, Tools and Supports to meet the needs of diverse cognitive and physical abilities

 

  • Chair Yoga for “yoga breaks” and for children with limited mobility

  • Positive Behavior Strategies

  • Poses and breathing strategies to support self-regulation, sensory-processing and expressing/releasing difficult emotions

 

  • Suggestions for how to structure classes and lesson plans for groups with diverse needs.

 

Participants Receive:

A signed copy of my book, a manual, a Certificate of Completion in 25-hours of Yoga for Children with Special Needs (upon completing the requirements of the course) and 30% off the C.A.L.M.M Yoga Toolkit.

What Attendees say about the 25-hour Training

I just completed Shawnee’s 25-hour Asanas for Autism training. This comprehensive program combines Shawnee’s years of experience within the special needs community as an educator and her extensive knowledge and passion for yoga. Her use of props and techniques to facilitate communication and social skills are so simple to use throughout the day, not just in a yoga class. I also gained a deeper understanding and appreciation of the importance of restorative yoga. I now feel so empowered to offer my students a yoga program that recognizes and supports their sensory needs in a fun and therapeutic way. I recommend this training to ANYONE who hopes to share yoga within the special needs community, all ages and abilities!  

Michelle - Parent of a Child with Autism & Director of Beyond Autism

This weekend was anything short of incredible! I had always imagined incorporating yoga into my occupational therapy practice but couldn't find an effective way to do so. The Asanas for Autism program has such creative and unique adaptations and activities that I've already seen the children I work with respond to! On top of learning so much to better help children, I have gained so much love and knowledge to give my own soul nurturing and love. And without that, we cannot provide the same for the kids we interact with. Simply put "The answer is yoga." Thank you Shawnee for spreading your love and light! 

Erin - Occupational Therapist

I learned so much in Shawnee's 25-hour training. Her passion for her mission to give the gift of yoga to children of ALL abilities just oozes out of her, and it's contagious! Her knowledge of yoga combined with her amazing creativity (and all of her props!) had us spellbound throughout the weekend, itching to get started with our own students. I'm so excited to share her incredible work, and know I am forever a better person because I crossed paths with Shawnee. 

Amy- - Educational Therapist

Personally, I have to say! that  the 25 –hour training was very educative, efficient, fun! and enlightening. Shawnee’s expertise, passion, love and dedication to sharing her knowledge and long experience in teaching our beautiful special children filled me with inspiration and awakened enthusiasm in me to go out and do the same.

I am planning on taking more trainings with her to refine and learn new skills to serve better, as well as to meeting other great loving souls as the dear Ones I have met in this training… Loved the yogi peaceful and fun energy of our group!

Also, myself, as a parent of a 5 years old autistic child and who lives and understands the great challenges of Autism,  this training has given me hope and  provided me with new perspectives on how to integrate the therapeutics of ‘Yoga for Special Needs’  in my teaching and playing with my son and looking forward to spreading out the light and healing to other special children and their families.

Thanks Dear Shawnee for being such beacon of Light and Hope to our children and new generations to come and our families.

Damian - Yoga teacher & Parent of child with autism

Calendar

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25-hour Yoga for Children with Special Needs

Dates: May 26-28, 2017

Location: If I Was a Bird Yoga - Del Mar

San Diego, CA

Times:

Friday May 26th 12:15-9:15 pm

Saturday May 27th 12:15-9:15 pm

Sunday May 28th 1:45-8:45 pm

Cost: $695.00 - includes registrations costs, manual and materials necessary for training.

Early Bird Registration: $95 discount if application and fee is submitted by April 15th, 2017.

Please contact Shawnee to register.

25-hour Yoga for Children with Special Needs

 

Dates: June 23-25, 2017

Location:

Grow You Healing & Art Center 

Holliston, Massachusetts

 

Times:

Friday June 23rd, 9:00-5:30

Saturday June 24th, 9:00-5:00

Sunday June 25th, 9:00-5:30

Cost: $695.00 - includes registrations costs, manual and materials necessary for training.

Early Bird Registration: $95 discount if application and fee is submitted by May 15th, 2017

Please contact Shawnee to register for Early Bird Pricing.

 

 

25-hour Yoga for Children with Special Needs

Dates: July 28-30, 2017

Location: If I Was A Bird Yoga

San Diego, CA

Times: 

Friday July 28th, 9:00-7:00

Saturday July 29th, 1:30-7:30

Sunday 12:00-8:00, July 30th

Cost: $695.00 - includes registrations costs, manual and materials necessary for training.

Early Bird Registration: $95 discount if application and fee is submitted by June 15th, 2017.

Please contact Shawnee to register.

 

 

25-hour Yoga for Children with Special Needs

 

Dates: September 22-24, 2017

Location: Flower Kids Yoga School

Kalithea, Greece

Times:

Friday September 22nd 9:00-5:00 pm

Saturday September 23rd 9:00-5:00 pm

Sunday September 24th 9:00-5:30 pm

Cost: $630 EURO - includes registrations costs, manual and materials necessary for training.

Early Bird Registration: $100 EURO discount if application and fee is submitted by August 15th, 2017.

Please contact Shawnee to register

25-hour Yoga for Children with Special Needs

 

Dates: January 12-14, 2018

Location: Elevate Yoga Center

Orlando, Florida

Times:

Friday January 12th 9:00-5:00 pm

Saturday January 13th 9:00-5:00 pm

Sunday January 14th 9:00-5:30 pm

Cost: $695.00 - includes registrations costs, manual and materials necessary for training.

Early Bird Registration: $95 discount if application and fee is submitted by November 15th, 2017

Please contact Shawnee to register

25-hour Yoga for Children with Special Needs

 

Dates: February 9-11, 2018

Location: Santa Barabar Yoga Center

Santa Barbara, California

Times:

Friday February 9th 10:30-7:00 pm

Saturday February 10th 12:00-7:00 pm

Sunday February 11th 10:30-7:00 pm

Cost: $695.00 - includes registrations costs, manual and materials necessary for training.

Early Bird Registration: $95 discount if application and fee is submitted by December 15th, 2017

Please contact Shawnee to register

25-hour Yoga for Children with Special Needs

Dates: May 18-20, 2018

Location: Monkey Do Yoga

Brooklyn, New York

Times:

Friday May 18th 9:00-5:00 pm

Saturday May 19th 9:00-5:00 pm

Sunday May 20th 9:00-5:30 pm

Cost: $695.00 - includes registrations costs, manual and materials necessary for training.

Early Bird Registration: $95 discount if application and fee is submitted by March 15th, 2018

Please contact Shawnee to register

COMING SOON! 

CANADA: Wakefield, Quebec

June 1-3, 2018

Birmingham, Alabama

November 3-5, 2018