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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you ready to expand your Kids Yoga Expertise?
NOTE: Price listed in US$
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: email@example.com.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Access link granted upon purchase of the course.
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.
- Yoga for Children with Autism
- Yoga a Gift for Children with Autism
- What Every Yoga Teacher Should Know About Autism interview with Robin Schwoyer
- Yoga for Children with Autism interview with Stacey Betts
- Yoga for Autism interview with Barbara Gini
Each month new content is added to your extensive library of resources. If you have any questions please contact email@example.com
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.
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$
HERE IS a RCYT REQUIREMENT CHECKLIST of what is needed to earn your RCYT.
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
Hooray – now you can 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.
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.
Please Note: Prices listed in US$
Alternatively take the courses one at time.
Kids Yoga Online Training LEVEL 1
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:
We HIGHLY encourage Trauma Informed Training for everyone working in the yoga community
Trauma Informed Yoga and Mindfulness – RYT 300 HR Lahari Ambassador Yoga
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.
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 .
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)
- a copy of Yoga In My School: Yoga for Childrenwith Special Needs Training Manual
- Yoga for Literacy resources
- suggested music for Kids Yoga Classes
COST: $395 CD + GST
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“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
Body Chalk Board is a great way to increase body awareness and sensory perception. Learning to rely on touch alone is a challenging skill and helps to focus attention and improve mindfulness. In the ‘olden days’ my sisters and I would play Body Chalk Board on long car trips. (Yes, we did have cars back then.) Today, I often use this technique when reviewing spelling words with my own children or often to simply tell them I love them with a short message written on their palm. It is always a hit when we pair up during kids yoga class and children try to spell the names of the poses on one another’s backs before practicing them. This game is also fantastic for learning cooperation and communication skills. You may even want to try it with your teens to keep them connected to their body.
Body Chalk Board
Divide group into pairs. Sitting in easy pose (sukhasana), often referred to as criss cross, with one partner in front of the other use your partner’s back as a chalk board. Using a finger draw numbers, shapes or letters of the alphabet on the ‘chalk board’. The person whose back is the ‘chalk board’ guesses what is being drawn. Wipe the ‘chalk board’ clean with flat palms from top to bottom or side to side before switching roles.
For more of a challenge send a message via the ‘chalk board’ that the person in front writes down letter by letter as it is received.
To encourage sensory development and awareness do the same thing using other parts of the body: stomach, soles of feet, palms of hands. This is a wonderful game for children with sensory processing challenges (SPD, Autism, ADHD, etc).
Visit our Yoga Games page for more amazing & fun yoga games to enjoy yoga with kids and teens.
This game helps attune individuals to all the sounds in their environment. It is wonderfully versatile and can be played with one other person, a group, or all alone. In addition it builds concentration and memory. This game encourages open attention as it requires continual scanning of the environment. It is also a sensory game helping to focus on one sense at a timewhich is helpful when working with children with autism spectrum disorders, ADHD and other sensory challenges.
Do You Hear What I Hear
Before you leave to walk somewhere, especially if you are going on a route you’ve taken many times and want to engage the participants attention, ask the children to help you guess the number of different sounds you’ll hear along the way. Then while walking, say “I can hear a _____________” and wait until the others hear that sound too. Keep walking and let everyone have a turn identifying sounds. Keep a running tally of all the sounds. Can you recall each one? In order?
Alternatively you can do this game while stationary. Have everyone sit comfortably, or lay down, and close their eyes. Tune into the various sounds around you. The hum of the lights, music playing in the distance, a clock ticking, air conditioning or a furnace turning on or off, a friend’s breath, your own beating heart. Mentally note each sound, then move on, continually scanning for ones which weren’t even aware of before this moment. After a few minutes, open your eyes and share with the group the sounds you heard.
Do You See What I See Variation
Instead of “I can hear” use “I can see” and point out to each other anything interesting you see. You could also be specific and look only for a certain type of thing. Only red things? Only new things, such as a recently bloomed flower or newly painted fence?
For a complete listing of yoga and mindfulness games visit the Yoga Games Page.