22 – 24 May 2017 | London
Explore how the therapeutic benefits of Special Yoga can encourage children with autism and ADHD to discover their fullest potential. Book This Course
You will complete this course having learned a comprehensive toolkit to inspire children with autism and ADHD to develop a mindful and self-regulating approach towards their wellbeing.
How this Course Benefits You
- You will develop an understanding of how to use yoga and mindfulness therapeutically in bringing the physical and emotional body into balance (and by supporting emotional regulation, motor planning skills and coordination)
- Your understanding of how yoga and mindfulness can be used to restore health and wellbeing, improve digestion, and enhance metabolism and elimination.. , in addition to enhancing immune function.
- You will understand the use of yoga as a daily ‘sensory diet’.
- Your ability to plan and sequence for one-to-one and group yoga classes will strengthen.
- You will adapt the practise for the differential in the autistic spectrum.
- You will develop the tools to enable an effective delivery of Special Yoga Foundation methodology to enhance the potential of the child.
Jyoti (Jo) Manuel
Founder of the Special Yoga Foundation and a leading expert in yoga for children and 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 and adolescents on the autistic spectrum and with ADHD. This course is the result of her continued commitment to share the long-term holistic benefits of yoga to this population.
You will be guided through highly effective and accessible strategies for integrating our remedial advantages of Special Yoga Foundation methodology into the lives of children with autism and ADHD. With these skills you will have the ability to tailor various settings to the specific needs of the child or group you support.
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.
Our course will provide you with a solid building block to boost the confidence you have in connecting with young people with autism spectrum conditions and ADD/ADHD. You will discover the capacity to use a range of practical strategies in settings that are specific to both individuals and groups of people.
■ Topic 1 – Introducing the Special Yoga Practice
You will be provided with a background to the evolution of our practice and possibilities of Special Yoga. Whether you are a parent, teacher or therapist, we will provide you with our personal and practical knowledge to enter various situations ready to bring the best out of the child.
■ Topic 2 – Practitioner & Child
You will be guided through how to develop relationships with children and their carers. A positive intention will be established from the outset, and you will understand how to celebrate the child’s strengths to support them in embracing their potential.
■ Topic 3 – Sound and Breathing Techniques
You will develop an understanding of how to use sound and chanting to get the attention of the child, help their breathing and self-regulation, and assist in coordination and motor planning.
■ Topic 4 – Specific Special Needs (Includes live demonstrations)
You will gain a comprehensive range of practical and personal tools that are relevant to addressing the energy levels and sense of balance from an emotional physical perspective within the child. A series of case studies and live sessions will provide you with a deeper insight into how the core principles can be practically applied.
■ Topic 5 – Creating a Class
You will learn how to pose questions, challenge behaviours holistically and become aware of a child’s range of abilities to help tailor your practice accordingly in both one-to-one sessions and group settings.
Course Dates and Locations
There is currently two Special Yoga and Mindfulness for Autism & ADHD courses available this year:
London 22nd – 24th of May 2017 | Dorset 11-13th September 2017
Sessions will generally take place on a 9:30 – 17:30 schedule.
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: £428.00
Early Bird price: £362
Full price: £426
Once payment has been made, you will be asked to complete a form to finalise your booking.
What does my fee cover?
- Full tuition
- ‘Special Yoga and Mindfulness for Autism and ADHD’ Manual
- Special Yoga Foundation certificate with 100% attendance
- Live demonstrations
- Personal contact with the course leaders
What does my fee exclude?
- Parking / travel / accommodation
Your success in completing the ‘Special Yoga and Mindfulness for Autism and ADHD’ course will be celebrated with a distinguished certificate of participation from the Special Yoga Foundation training centre of excellence.
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.
Training for the Dorset course will be taking place at: Ocean View Hotel, 83 Grove Rd, Bournemouth BH1 3AH
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 students
- Special needs and paediatric professionals
- School teachers
- Occupational therapists
- Parent of a special needs child
Can I become a Special Yoga practitioner after completing this course?
Completing the ‘Special Yoga and Mindfulness for Autism and ADHD’ course will be the first step towards building your knowledge to support all children with Autism and ADHD.
The Special Yoga Foundation is a training center of excellence. We pride ourselves in appropriately preparing you towards a career. Therefore we highly recommend joining our practitioner development programme if you are considering becoming a professional practitioner with Special Yoga Foundation. If you are interested, please refer our training journey page by clicking 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Policies & Procedures
For the full course policies and terms & conditions please click here.