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Special Yoga for Cerebral Palsy and PMLD

Special Yoga for Cerebral Palsy and PMLD

2 day CPD Intensive (27-28 March 2017)

In this 2 day CPD, you will learn how to create a therapeutic yoga practise for children with Cerebral Palsy and/or PMLD. The intensive will include how to use specific massage techniques to release tension in the limbs, tools to relax muscular tension in the joints, manage spasms, increase breath capacity, create the optimum environment for relaxation, how to help the child to be more comfortable and peaceful in their body, understand the physical, physiological and energetic and emotional bodies and practises to support pain where needed.

Course Benefits / Takeaways

  • Grow your confidence and skillset as a school teachers, yoga teacher or occupational therapists in supporting individuals with cerebral palsy and PMLD
  • How to help the child to increase breath capacity
  • How to help the child to be more connected to the body and develop their optimum functionality
  • How to use yoga nidra effectively for this population
  • How to adapt yoga asanas

Therapeutic Impact of Special Yoga

  • Improving motor control and motor planning skills
  • Developing physical strength, muscle tone and balance
  • Promoting flexibility and correcting postural misalignment
  • Establishing calm, organised mental states

Who can do this course…

The following are able to participate in this course, if you are not sure whether you can do this course please contact us at teachertraining@specialyoga.org.uk

  • Students of Special Yoga Foundation
  • School teachers
  • Special needs teachers
  • Occupational Therapists
  • All yoga teachers
  • Practising yoga students
  • Special needs and paediatric professionals
  • Parent of a special needs child

To learn how to plan towards becoming a professional special needs yoga practitioner (or if you already qualify) please contact us at teachertraining@specialyoga.org.uk or call +44 208 968 1900

Book for March 2017 here:

Date: 27th & 28th March, 2017
Time: 09.30-17.30 (including 1 hour lunch)

Cost: £249
Venue: All trainings take place at our centre: Unit 7 Portobello Dock, 557 Harrow Road, London, W10 4RH unless otherwise stated.

2 Day CPD Intensive
Attendee’s Name

Course Leader

Jyoti (Jo) Manuel, founder of Special Yoga FoundationJyoti Manuel

Jyoti (Jo) Manuel is the UK’s leading practitioner and Teacher Trainer in Therapeutic Yoga for children with special needs since 2001. She has worked extensively with children with CP and PMLD. This course is the result of her continued commitment to share the long-term holistic benefits of Yoga to this population.



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