Training FAQs

Will I be accredited to teach?

Vocational Training:

Our vocational trainings are intended to provide you with the tools to bring Special Yoga into the work that you are already doing. If you are a Registered Yoga Teacher, our trainings will allow you to bring Special Yoga to the children or adults that you wish to work with.

Examples:

  1. If you are, for example, a Special Needs teacher, Occupational Therapist, or parent of child with special needs with no yoga experience, Special Yoga for Special Children (link through?) will prepare you with the Special Yoga tools to support your child or the children you work with.
  2. If you are a Nursery, Primary, or Secondary school teacher with yoga experience, consider taking  Teaching Yoga and Mindfulness to Children (link through?) to prepare you with the skills to bring yoga into your classroom.
  3. If you do not currently work with children/adults and have no yoga experience, we would be happy to support you in continuing with your yoga training, please contact teachertraining@specialyoga.org.uk to discuss.

 

Yoga Teacher Training:

By taking our Yoga Alliance UK recognized 200hr training you will be accredited to teach yoga to adults.

CPD’s/Intensives

Our CPD’s are intended to provide Continual Professional Development tools for you to bring into your existing practice. Our CPD’s best serve those who are already teaching yoga or are working with a population that is specific to the CPD you have in mind. However, our CPD’s do provide an excellent introduction into the practices of Special Yoga Foundation.

 


What about insurance and CRB?

If you are considering practising Special Yoga, we highly recommend registering for Insurance and undergoing the required DBS checks before starting your professional career.

We recommend the following:

  • If you are already a Yoga Teacher please check with your current insurance to enquire about registering your Vocational Training with them.
  • If you are not insured to work with children, we recommend BGi Insurance, which supports the work we do at Special Yoga Foundation.
  • To work with children and vulnerable adults everyone must have a DBS check (Disclosure & Barring Service Checks – Previously CRB).  

Please note: Some schools and organisations require DBS checks through their organisation, therefore if you intend to work with a school, please contact them before applying for a DBS independently.


What do I bring to Training?

All yoga materials will be provided by Special Yoga Foundation including a manual.  All that is needed is comfortable clothing, a pen, and an open heart. Lunch is not provided but light snacks and herbal tea will be provided throughout the day.

 


Where can I stay near Special Yoga Foundation?

We do not have any hotels in particular to recommend but can recommend using Airbnb as a cost effective way to stay in London. | Our visitors generally prefer to use Airbnb when they stay with us, check out the accommodation section of the course you have in mind to see which rooms in the area are available during your course.

 


What courses do you recommend to work with….

Children with Special Needs Courses

1) Special Yoga for Special Children

2) Special Yoga and Mindfulness for Autism and ADHD

3) Special Yoga for Cerebral Palsy and PMLD

4) Special Yoga for Dyslexia and Dyspraxia

5) Yoga Nidra for Children with Special Needs

6) Teaching Yoga to Children and Adults with Multisensory Impairments

7) Reflex Points to Compliment Yoga for Special Needs (Coming Soon)

 

Children with Special Needs Courses

1) Yoga for Adults with Special needs

2) Chair Yoga

 

Child Yoga Courses

1) Teaching Yoga and Mindfulness to Children

2) Primary Yoga (Coming soon)

 

Adult Yoga Courses

Either Integral Hatha Yoga Basic 200hr or Therapeutic Gentle Yoga. As we’re currently in the process of upgrading these courses they are unavailable for a short while, but watch this space!


Are the courses accredited?

  • All of our courses are accredited by Yoga Alliance UK, ASDAN, and Westminster Mark. Special Yoga Foundation is also a British Wheel of Yoga recognized centre.

Yoga Alliance: If you are already a member of Yoga Alliance UK (RYTT 200hr or 300hr), all of our trainings work towards your two training/workshop per year requirement. If you are not a Yoga Alliance member and are not a RYTT, you can apply to become a Yoga Alliance affiliate member.

ASDAN: This is a widely recognized accrediting body that awards certificates for those that have taken training with us at Special Yoga Foundation. ASDAN is an accrediting body that offers a range of nationally approved qualifications based around the development of personal, social and employable skills.

Westminster Active Mark: This is a two-year endorsement mark which shows Westminster residents that independent coaches, clubs or organisations provide a quality sports and leisure service and meet a range of quality standards set by the ActiveWestminster partnership.
British Wheel of Yoga recognition: Special Yoga Foundation is one of two recognized training centres recognised by British Wheel of Yoga.

British Wheel of Yoga recognition: Special Yoga Foundation is one of two recognized training centres recognised by British Wheel of Yoga.