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Teaching Yoga to Children with Special Needs Level II, DC

August 7, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - August 9, 2020 @ 5:30 pm


This training is an opportunity to delve more deeply into topics touched upon in the foundations course.

Instructor permission is required for those who have not previously attended the level I training.

By attending this experiential workshop, you will…

  • Create lesson plans for specific populations of children with special needs
  • Explore current research regarding the benefits of yoga for children
  • Understand how music, singing and chanting supports language and literacy
  • Consider and explore the chakras/energy centers as they relate to child development
  • Learn how to use mudras/hand poses to support fine-motor-skills
  • Experience various restorative yoga poses to appreciate the profound benefits of being in them, and how they can help your students
  • Devise child friendly ways to communicate The 8 Limbs of Yoga to children with special needs
  • Create guided visualizations appropriate for children with speech and language challenges
  • Explore the benefits of rhythmic movements and how to incorporate them into a children’s yoga class
  • Understand the problems associated with specific retained primitive reflexes and how to identify them
  • Experience a yoga sequence based on developmental movement patterns and understand how moving through this sequence can benefit children with special needs
  • Receive valuable resources to support you in the Collaborative Problem Solving approach to behavior management

You will also have an opportunity to…

  • Clarify your vision and create an action plan to realize it
  • Explore the business of yoga and promoting ourselves as children’s yoga teachers

*If you are uncertain whether this course is for you, please contact craig.hanauer@gmail.com for more information.


Circle Yoga Cooperative (Budding Yogis at Circle Yoga)
3838 Northampton Street, NW
Washington, DC 20015 United States
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