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©C.A.L.M.M Yoga Toolkit! A K-12 toolkit and curriculum for children of all ages and abilities. This curriculum will support parents, occupational therapists, speech therapists, mental health practitioners, yoga teachers, educators and others who work with children to support the visual, kinesthetic, auditory and sensory needs of children, including children with autism, neurodiversity and special needs. This curriculum helps teach yoga poses, breathing strategies, body awareness and how to identify and cope with difficult or uncomfortable emotions. Game deck, large print visuals and Instruction cards for yoga poses, breathing strategies, communicating/releasing difficult emotions and chair yoga included. Great curriculum to support all children in finding their CALMM. The curriculum provide visuals and tools to easily implement a yoga program in the home, school or studio setting.

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Book! Teaching yoga to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other special needs is easy using this visual how-to handbook. Breaking down yoga instruction pose by pose, body part by body part, breath by breath, this book uses easy-to-understand language and clear photographs to show parents, teachers, yoga instructors, and other professionals how to introduce the life-long benefits of yoga to a child with special needs. These benefits include gaining greater awareness and understanding of the body, learning to self-regulate the nervous system, and developing coping skills to work through difficult emotions such as anger and anxiety. Creative yoga games, activities, relaxation exercises, and chair yoga poses are included to make learning yoga a fun, interactive, and calming experience for children with a wide range of abilities.

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What customers say...

"I purchased the C.A.L.M.M. Toolkit at the Level 1 training and immediately began utilizing it in my sessions with children in public schools. This kit is a must-have if you want to incorporate breath, movement, social emotional awareness, self regulation using VISUAL STRATEGIES. These cards are so well done. The illustrations provide the shape of the pose without visual clutter. There are 2 packs of smaller cards for playing games or using them in multiple environments. Each asana card has information on Breath, Benefits, Body Awareness, Visualization, Modifications of the  asana. The emotion cards clearly link specific emotions with breath/asanas to enhance self regulation.  The work has been done for you!  I have 20 years experience as an OT and I am very impressed with what this Tool kit contains. You get the sense it was the product of deep heartfelt work and experience. Thank you Shawnee.

~ Kate, Occupational Therapist - Portland, Oregon

"I bought the CALMM toolkit in January 2017 and I use it every day in my occupational therapy and yoga teaching work. It is the best visual yoga prop/kit I have seen that is easily understandable and  meaningful for both neurodiverse and neurotypical children. I used it with kids aged from 3 to 17 years old, I do a lot of games with them (memory games, 'Go fish", etc), and the cards are sturdy and they are still like new after almost 2 years of being used every day.  I highly recommend the toolkit to yoga teachers, therapists, school teachers and educators."

~ Melanie Caouette, Occupational Therapist - Montreal, Canada

"These are probably the largest yoga card visuals on the market, great for classroom use. What I love about these is that they are super kid friendly and color-coded. The kit is designed by a yoga therapist with a clear understanding on how yoga benefits children physically but also emotionally. I love that the kit includes cards for kids to play matching/memory games and cards explaining the emotional benefits of each pose and breath!!!!! That rocks! I have seen many yoga cards but none so complete as this kit! I am looking forward to using the color-coded bracelets from the box as well for directional cues. I have been using the kit for games and visuals with the children I serve so it has been super handy! This is a must have for any children's yoga teacher!"

~Anne Tong, Certified Children's Yoga Teacher - Los Angeles, California