27 – 28 March 2017 | London

This CPD course will give you the skills to use special yoga’s methodology to enhance the potential for children with Cerebral Palsy and PMLD, giving them a greater sense of physical comfort and becoming more empowered. Book this Course

How This Course Benefits You

  • You will learn techniques to help relieve tension and pain in the child’s muscles, and reduce spasms.
  • You will learn communication skills that will enable you to guide the child to their potential.
  • You will learn how to empower the child.
  • You will learn how to adapt a yoga practise for challenging physical limitations.

Topic Summary

Please note the topics covered are provided as a guide on what to expect throughout the experience. For more details, click on the link above to download the course programme.

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 tutor  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

Jyoti ManuelJyoti Manuel

Founder of the Special Yoga Foundation and a leading expert in yoga for children and is the creator of this course. Jyoti Manuel has devoted her life to increasing awareness, knowledge and practical experience around the therapeutic effects of yoga and making yoga available to as many children as possible.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.

Teaching Style

You will be guided through highly effective and accessible strategies for integrating the remedial advantages of Special Yoga Foundation 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 ‘Special Yoga for Cerebral Palsy and PMLD’ course will be celebrated with a distinguished certificate of participation from the Special Yoga Foundation training centre of excellence. ‘Special Yoga for Cerebral Palsy and PMLD’ is recognised as a training course by Yoga Alliance UK and ASDAN.

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.

Full price: £249

Once payment has been made, you will be emailed a registration form for completion prior to your booking being finalised.

What does my fee cover?

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

What does my fee exclude?

  • Lunch
  • Parking / travel / accommodation


Dates & Location

This course will take place on 27th – 28th of March 2017.

This training runs from 9:30-5:30 with an hour for lunch and appropriate breaks throughout the day.

All training takes place at our centre: Unit 7 Portobello Dock, 557 Harrow Road, London, W10 4RH unless otherwise stated. To see the nearest transport links please click here.


Many of our students use Airbnb to find accommodation when coming to stay with us. To see the accommodation available through Airbnb click on the appropriate date range below. Please note that we are not affiliated with Airbnb.

This course will take place from 27th – 28th of March 2017.

Useful Information

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
  • Parent of a special needs child


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 Foundation 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 ‘Special Yoga for Special Children’ training we would highly recommend doing so. This course is a vital step in enhancing your ability to support all children with special needs. If you are interested please click here


What courses could I do after this course?

To see the extensive range of CPD’s 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?

Take a look at our teacher training journey if you are unsure about your suitability for this course, or 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 accredited?
You will receive a Special Yoga Foundation Certificate of Participation after completing the course. The Special Yoga for Cerebral Palsy and PMLD course is recognised by ASDAN and Yoga Alliance.
Can I practice professionally with this course?
As a Training Centre of Excellence we offer a SYF Practitioner Development Programme for those considering practicing professionally. If you are interested please visit the Plan My Journey Section.
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 professional 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