Learn to use the Special Yoga methodology to enhance the potential of children with Cerebral Palsy and PMLD. This will give them a greater sense of physical comfort allowing them to be more empowered.

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How This Course Benefits You

  • Gain techniques to help relieve tension and pain in the child’s muscles, and reduce spasms.
  • Learn communication skills that will enable you to guide the child to their potential.
  • Experience first hand how you can empower the child.
  • Understand how to adapt a yoga practice for challenging physical limitations.

Topic Summary

This two-day intensive course will enlighten you with the capacity to give children a heightened  sense of comfort within their bodies. You will learn how to enhance  communication, create a stable foundation of trust, and develop an awareness of both your body and the child’s throughout the session.

This course will teach you how to effectively structure a yoga session for a child with different physical abilities. Live one-to-one sessions with the course tutors will provide you with a deeper insight into how core principles can be practically applied.
These skills can be integrated into a class or taught one-to-one. Specialised massage techniques will be emphasised to allow a connection with the nerves that will encourage  the child towards becoming more relaxed, comfortable and mindful.

Course tutors – Special Yoga Trainers

The course will be lead by Special Yoga trainers. All our trainers have, themselves, trained with Special Yoga and worked with children across the spectrum of additional needs. Those leading will have specialised working with Cerebral Palsy and PMLD.

Teaching Style

You will be guided through highly effective and accessible strategies for integrating the remedial advantages of the Special Yoga methodology into the lives of children with Cerebral Palsy or PMLD. With these skills you will have the ability to tailor various settings to the specific needs of the child or group you support.

Course Certification

Your success in completing the course Special Yoga for Cerebral Palsy and PMLD will be celebrated with a certificate from Special Yoga with 100% attendance.

Course Fees

Please note: Early bird discounts are not applicable to deposits or payment plans. If you choose to pay a deposit you will be required to pay the remaining balance prior to the course start date.

What does my fee cover?

  • Full tuition
  • Special Yoga for Cerebral Palsy and PMLD course manual
  • Special Yoga certificate with 100% attendance
  • Live yoga sessions
  • Personal contact with the course leaders

What does my fee exclude?

  • Lunch
  • Parking / travel / accommodation


Many of our students use Airbnb to find accommodation when attending our courses. Please note that we are not affiliated with Airbnb.

Useful Information

What are the start and end times for course?

Each day begins at 9.30am and ends at 5.30pm.

What experience do I need for this course?

This course is open to all, including people who do not teach yoga professionally. Regular attendees of this course include but are not limited to:

  • Special needs teachers
  • All yoga teachers
  • Trainee yoga teachers
  • Special needs and paediatric professionals
  • Parents of children with special needs


Can I become a Special Yoga practitioner after completing this course?

If ‘Special Yoga for Cerebral Palsy and PMLD’ is your first course with us at Special Yoga and you have been inspired by the teachings, we offer a wide range of specific and fully comprehensive courses.
If you have not yet taken our flagship training course, Special Yoga for Special Children, we would highly recommend doing so. This course is a vital step in enhancing your ability to support all children with special needs. 


What courses could I do after this course?

To see the extensive range of CPDs we have designed to give you practical tools that can further develop your personal practice, please click here


Can we support you in choosing your course?

If you have any queries please let us know at teachertraining@specialyoga.org.uk


Policies & Procedures

For the full course policies and terms & conditions please click here.

Course Tips
Who can do this course?
Occupational therapists, yoga teachers and yoga therapists, trainee yoga teachers, school teachers and staff, parents or anyone interested in exploring Special Yoga.
Is this course recognised?
You will receive a Special Yoga certificate after completing the course with 100% attendance. Special Yoga is a British Wheel of Yoga recognised centre. All our courses are recognised by Asdan.
Can I practise professionally with this course?
As a training centre of excellence we are developing a Special Yoga practitioner development programme for those considering practising professionally. This will be discussed during your course.
What courses could I do after this course?
After completing the Special Yoga for Cerebral Palsy and PMLD course we suggest taking our flagship course Special Yoga for Special Children if you have not already. We highly recommend it as it provides a comprehensive guide across all conditions and is the first steps towards becoming a registered practitioner.
Need help booking this course?
We are always ready to help anwser your questions regarding taking our courses. Either contact +44 208 968 1900 or email teachertraining@specialyoga.org.uk