We are thrilled to offer a new expanded, robust, and extensive online course which mirrors our weekend workshop. This is one of four online courses for you to earn your RCYT if you so desire. Anyone with interest in emergent language skills, early physical and cognitive development, teaching young children, toddlers, preschoolers and individuals with special needs and varying abilities will find this workshop highly valuable. We invite students from all countries to join us. A A prerequisite is that you have a regular yoga practice of your own.
Learn how to teach the youngest yogis as well as those with emotional and mental challenges techniques to control impulsivity and self-regulate. This workshop will provide a foundation to promote the healthy development of the hearts, minds and bodies of individuals diagnosed with: ADHD, Autism, Down Syndrome, mild Cerebral Palsy and FASD. Explore creative, fun, inclusive ways to support and encourage children in the practice of yoga.
- Yoga for Preschoolers/Toddlers
- Yoga for ADHD, Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, FASD
- Music in Kids Yoga Class
- Meditation for Kids
- Yoga for Literacy
- Classroom Management
- Kundalini Kriyas
- Using Props & Visual Assists
What You Can Expect:
You can expect the course to take 20-25 hours depending on how deep you want to go. Each topic has a wealth of information with webinars, resources, interviews, videos, and best practices curated over 2 decades of teaching kids yoga. Your access to the course will never expire. You can work at your own pace. You may want to binge and get it done quickly or take it slower, giving yourself time to integrate and apply the knowledge. There is a final written assignment which when completed you will receive a Certificate of Completion.
If you completed our earlier version of Yoga for Children with Special Needs online course and want to upgrade please email email@example.com.
Are you ready to expand your Kids Yoga Expertise?
NOTE: Price listed in US$
Yoga for Preschoolers and Kids w Special Needs Online
Develop all the tools to teach yoga and mindfulness to the littlest yogis and those with unique challenges. This course is a robust exploration of movement, mindfulness, creativity, and inclusivity with a focus on language, social, emotional, physical and intellectual development. Includes: literacy, music, meditation, breath, use of props, ADHD, Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, FASD.
This course is recognized by Yoga Alliance. Additional professional organization may recognize this course. Please inquire directly with them. We are happy to answer any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Understand the needs and challenges while discovering effective ways of using yoga and mindfulness as a supplemental therapy to support children with special needs. This online course provides essential information for professionals working with children with ADHD, Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder, Mild Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome and FASD. Explore creative, fun ways to support and encourage children with special needs in the practice of yoga.
For a limited time gain access to
Sensory Processing through Yoga & Mindfulness
a special 1 hour webinar with YIMS founder Donna Freeman with specific ways yoga and mindfulness can provide essential sensory input for all children promoting greater understanding of themselves and their world.
This course includes:
- 3.5 hours of video training, including:
- 7 Tips to Teaching Yoga to Children w Special Needs webinar – 30 minutes
- Yoga for Children w Autism webinar – 1 hour
- Yoga for Children w ADHD webinar – 1 hour
- EMBRACE: Inclusive Yoga and Creative Expression webinar – 1 hour
- Handouts from all 4 webinars – PDF format
- YIMS Yoga for Children with Special Needs Manual – digital download
- YIMS Teacher’s Lounge All Access Pass – a full year of kids yoga resources at your fingertips
Bought separately these resources cost $331.00.
Take advantage of our introductory price of ONLY $197.00
Upon purchase you will be granted 31 days access to watch the webinars and download the manual. Within 48 hours your year long Teacher’s Lounge All Access Pass will arrive in your inbox.
NEW Certificate of Completion
Want to receive a Yoga for Children w Special Needs certificate? Includes a 30 minute SKYPE discussion/Q&A with Donna Freeman to solidfy your knowledge plus a homework assignment.
This course can be used as Yoga Alliance non-contact hours for RYTs. Additional professional organization may recognize this course. Please inquire directly with them. We are happy to answer any questions: email@example.com.
Here are the 4 webinars included in the Yoga for Children with Special Needs Online Training. You have one month to view them as many times as you’d like. We highly encourage you to print/save the accompanying HANDOUTS. You’ll also find access to the YIMS Yoga for Children with Special Needs Manual via digital download and some suggestions on getting the most out of your YIMS Teacher’s Lounge All Access Pass.
We highly encourage you to use the SEARCH function to access the numerous resources regarding yoga for children with special needs. Topics you’ll want to search include but aren’t limited to:
Here is a sampling of some of the many resources on teaching yoga to children with special needs.
Each month new content is added to your extensive library of resources. If you have any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Want to receive a Yoga for Special Needs Online Certificate? Includes a 30 minute SKYPE discussion/Q&A with Donna Freeman to solidfy your knowledge plus a homework assignment.
Yoga In My School is a Yoga Alliance RCYS. You can take any one of these workshop or all four. Your hours also count toward 500-RYT with Prana Yoga.
Enjoy a weekend of discovery and learning while having a blast with our hands-on, interactive workshops. Yoga In My School believes teaching kids yoga is a serious business, however we don’t take ourselves seriously and love to learn through play, no matter what our age. Join us for a weekend workshop. You’ll have fun and come away inspired and empowered with valuable tips, tools and techniques.
Please note all our in person training are listed in CD$
Spend a weekend immersed in the world of kids yoga with this fun, interactive and inspiring workshop. Teaching Kids Yoga Level 1 is a research-based foundational teacher training course, providing comprehensive education on how to effectively teach yoga to children 4-12 years of age.
Learn how to teach the youngest yogis as well as those with emotional and mental challenges techniques to control impulsivity and self-regulate. This experiential workshop will provide a foundation to promote the healthy development of the hearts, minds and bodies of individuals diagnosed with: ADHD, Autism, Down Syndrome, mild Cerebral Palsy and FASD.
Empower teens to discover themselves from the inside out, foster focus and concentration. By increasing strength and flexibility, teenagers learn to nurture themselves through positive practices and relaxation, and develop health and wellness habits that last a lifetime. This training addresses how yoga and mindfulness skills advance the physical, mental, social and emotional development of teenagers.
Elevate your skills and extend your reach to include chakras, mudras, yoga in schools and the business of kids yoga. This comprehensive workshop enriches your understanding as you delve deep into child friendly yoga and mindfulness skills to help children be peaceful, positive and productive.
Access the best in kids and teen yoga teacher training from the comfort of your own home. Yoga In My School provides the highest quality kids yoga teacher training conveniently and economically. From anywhere in the world you can learn at your own pace, connect with other dedicated professionals and gain access to extensive resources.
You’ll love the ease and accessibility of our online courses while gaining valuable skills to transform your kids yoga classes.
Please note all our online courses are listed in US$
YOGA ALLIANCE is encouraging online learning.
Earn your RCYT by completing our four online courses – Here is the checklist
ONLINE RCYT CERTIFICATION
Save BIG when you bundle all four courses (Level 1, Level 2, Teens, Preschoolers and Special Needs) together. Get your 95 hour Yoga Alliance Children’s Yoga Teacher recognized certificate while studying at home.
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when you purchase all four courses together with our RCYT BUNDLE.
This self paced, in depth advanced study will provide everything you need to create amazing, interactive, and impactful yoga and mindfulness classes for children and youth from 2 to 18 years of age. Begin today and complete the course at your pace, from the comfort of your home. Support from Yoga In My School founder, Donna Freeman, is provided throughout your certification journey.
Online 95 Hour RCYT Certification. Get certified to teach youth yoga and mindfulness. Save big when you bundle all four of our flagship courses together. With self paced, at home study, you are the master of the pace you'd like to earn your certification. Support throughout from Yoga In My School founder, Donna Freeman. A personal gmail account is highly recommended for ease of access. Enroll today to earn your RCYT designation.
Please Note: Prices listed in US$
Alternatively take the courses one at time.
Discover how easy it is to teach engaging and impactful kids yoga classes. Through a combination of media and homework our 8 week online certification course offers comprehensive training for anyone interested in bringing yoga to children. This training shows how to share the joys and benefits of yoga with children ages 4-12. Whether you are wanting to incorporate yoga into work you already do with children or want to become a kids yoga instructor as a career the YIMS Kids Yoga Online Training Level 1 will inspire and empower you.
Take your knowledge deeper, expand your expertise, and do it from the comfort of your own home. This learn at your own pace course takes 20-25 hours. Topics include: Classroom Management, Mudras, Anatomy, Chakras for Children, Essential Oils, Partner Poses, Yoga in Schools, Business of Kids Yoga. Each topic has a wealth of information with webinars, resources, interviews, videos, and best practices curated over 2 decades of teaching kids yoga. Your access to the course will never expire.
Learn how to teach the youngest yogis as well as those with emotional and mental challenges techniques to control impulsivity and self-regulate. This workshop will provide a foundation to promote the healthy development of the hearts, minds and bodies of individuals diagnosed with: ADHD, Autism, Down Syndrome, mild Cerebral Palsy and FASD. Anyone with interest in teaching young children, toddlers, preschoolers and individuals with special needs and varying abilities will find this workshop highly valuable. Explore creative, fun ways to support and encourage children in the practice of yoga.
Discover how to effectively engage teenagers in a supportive yoga practice. This online course certifies you to teach yoga to teens and is designed to provide you with insightful, practical and time-tested tips, tools and techniques that help teens manage stress and develop physically, mentally, socially and emotionally. Help teens increase resiliency, promote compassion, and develop health and wellness habits that last a lifetime.
What participants are saying:
Online learning with Donna is a delight! The course content is thorough, diverse, well organized, and so easy to access online. The at-your-own pace learning that’s flexible enough to fit my schedule finally made Yoga for Kids training accessible to me. Donna shares her many years of experience as a leader in Kids’ Yoga through online webinars, podcasts, free online resources and much, much more. The content that I’ve learned online makes me feel confidant to lead an engaging and fun kids’ yoga class. I’m excited to get back in the classroom and play yoga!
– Micha Flynn, M.Ed.
I have just finished an Online Kid’s Yoga Teacher Training course and feel fortunate to have came across this opportunity. The 8 week course was very manageable with work and other things happening in my life and provided me with a great starting point for my beginning of teaching kid’s yoga. Donna is wonderful, she is knowledgeable, supportive and has many skills as a teacher. I now feel confident and have the tools I need. Thank you so very much Donna for your time and work creating all these resources to share with others.
– Stella Sage
I just completed Teaching Kids Yoga Level 1 and I was very impressed. The content was thorough, broad and very informative, and Donna is very supportive and encouraging. Even the resources provided through the course and through the website is helpful and impressive. I’m looking forward to taking other trainings in the future.
– Melissa Austin
Taking the Kids Yoga Training Course with Donna Freeman is one of the best things I have done lately. A wonderful and engaging teacher, fantastic and meaningful content. Individualized attention to each and every student. I got this and more out of this experience. Highly recommended!!
– Mapy Chavez Askins
We HIGHLY encourage Trauma Informed Training for everyone working in the yoga community
Explore trauma using yoga and mindfulness as tools for healing. This course examines key concepts in understanding trauma, the impact it has upon the mental, physical and emotional body, and provides vital tools to create a safe, healing environment. This compassionate exploration and learning opportunity invites study and reflection to unlock the body, befriend the inner experience and foster positive response patterns. The primary focus of this training is understanding trauma. The secondary focus is on assisting children, youth and families.
These courses count toward continuing education credits with Yoga Alliance. Additionally they count toward earning your 300 HR RYT certification with Lahari Ambassador Yoga.
Over the past couple of years I’ve received great feedback regarding the YIMS Yoga for Special Needs course and manual. For those attending the workshop there was lots of time for hands-on experience and interaction to explain the various activities and expand on the notes in the manual. However many who bought the manual online asked for more.
We’re please to announce that we have expanded and revised the YIMS Yoga for Special Needs Manual and it is now available for purchase online as an environmentally friendly PDF download.
The new version includes everything from before:
- 7 Tips to Teaching Yoga to Children w Special Needs
- the Most Powerful Message and Most Powerful Tool at your disposal
- suggested breathing toys and props
- core musculature discussion and tips to improve
- 4 B’s of Self Calming
- description of Autism, ADHD, Down syndrome, Cerebral Palsy and FASD
- techniques for working with each diagnosis
- classroom management tips
- research supporting effect of yoga for children with special needs
Plus so much MORE:
- more breathing exercises & games with full descriptions
- specific poses to develop core musculature
- affirmation worksheet
- sample guided visualization
- all new meditation section
- extensive yoga techniques for sensory processing
- safe variations of yoga poses with instructions
- Kundalini Kriyas
- fun & engaging yoga games
- links to videos, interviews and more
- our recommended resources including books, flashcards and webinars
Every page is packed with yoga and mindfulness techniques to use as complementary therapy when working with differently abled children .
Yoga for Children with Special Needs Manual
Discover how to effectively use yoga based techniques as a complementary therapy for children with special needs. Understand the needs and challenges and explore creative, fun ways of engaging and supporting children with special needs in the practice of yoga. Covers specifics for Autism, ADHD, Down syndrome, Cerebral palsy and FASD. 51 full color pg PDF.
This is one of four modules to earning your RCYT designation. When held at Prana Yoga count toward 500-RYT with Prana Yoga. Always counts toward 500-RYT with Ambassador Yoga Edmonton.
Learn how to teach the youngest yogis as well as those with emotional and mental challenges techniques to control impulsivity and self-regulate.
After attending this workshop you’ll know how to:
- use music effectively in kids yoga classes
- integrate early literacy skills into your yoga classes
- adapt yoga poses to meet students needs and abilities
- effectively use yoga as a complementary therapy for children with special needs.
This experiential workshop will provide a foundation to promote the healthy development of the hearts, minds and bodies preschoolers as well as individuals diagnosed with:
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Down syndrome
- Mild Cerebral palsy
- Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
Understand the needs and challenges and explore creative, fun ways of engaging and supporting children with special needs in the practice of yoga.
COST: $395 CD + GST
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What participants are saying about this Workshop:
“I enjoyed my two days with Donna. I can use many of the yoga poses/games in my class on Monday morning.” – Susan Woelber
“You have inspired me. This course material has helped me better understand the reasons of using yoga with the children I work with and my own practice.” – Carla Brown
September 9th, 2011 is Fetal Alcohol Awareness Day. Next week I’ll be giving a workshop on how yoga can assist children with FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder). The information is especially valuable to parents, therapists and yoga instructors. Here are some of the highlights of this workshop.
What is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder?
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder is an umbrella term for a spectrum of conditions that include fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS), fetal alcohol effects (FAE), alcohol-related neurodevelopmental disorder (ARND), and alcohol-related birth defects (ARBD). All of these are caused by maternal alcohol use during pregnancy. There is no cure for FASD. However early detection and proactive interventions have been found to be effective in improving the functioning and quality of life for children with FASD.
What are the symptoms of FASD?
There is a wide range of severity of symptoms with FAS from mild to severe. These are the most common symptoms.
- slow growth
- deformities of the joints, limbs and fingers (especially the 4th & 5th fingers)
- poor co-ordination
- vision and hearing problems
- learning disorders
- heart defects
- kidney problems
- short attention span, hyperactivity, poor impulse control, extreme nervousness, anxiety
Benefits of Yoga for FASD
Yoga is an effective adjunct therapy for FASD thanks to its personal adaptability. Due to the varying nature of symptoms of FASD individualization is essential. Spend time talking with parents, other care givers and most especially the child, getting to know them, their interests, the specifics of their diagnosis, etc. This is essential to creating a yoga routine tailored to meet their needs and abilities.
Yogic breathing techniques are an effective way of helping children with FASD increase awareness and reduce stress. Keep the exercises fun and of short duration, repeating often.
Children with FASD learn best in concrete, hands-on learning environments. Focus on basic yoga poses keeping instructions simple and specific with lots of activities. Repeat poses often. For example teach a few key poses, read a book which incorporates those poses and play a game with the poses. Use visual aids and music. Develop a routine and structure to each session to help with retention and predictability.
Social skills are acquired as children interact with the instructor, therapist and other children. Partner poses are a wonderful way to connect with others, develop verbal and non-verbal communication skills, and teach participants how to interact one with another. These are keys skills in building friendships which is often a challenge for children with FASD.
Yoga sessions for children with special needs should be positive, engaging and joyful. This is therapy with heart which considers the whole child as an amazing, incredible individual with much to offer. Be patient and trust that the skills you are teaching will assist the child throughout their life.
Yoga for Children with Special Needs
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