Yoga for the Special Child®Teacher Trainings

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Each year in June The Yoga Center Reno hosts Yoga for the Special Child® Teacher Trainings, including Certification Programs and Continuing Education Programs. The Basic 1 and Basic 2 Certification Programs are accredited by the Yoga Alliance for the 95 Hour Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher designation, and the Continuing Education Programs are also accredited by Yoga Alliance.  All Yoga for the Special Child® Trainings qualify for Nevada CEU’s for PT, OT, SLP, ECE and Nursing.  The Yoga for the Special Child® 200 Hour Teacher Training is held in rotating locations each year.  Click here for Yoga for the Special Child Program dates and locations around the world.

This Summer we have three Yoga for the Special Child® Teacher Trainings at The Yoga Center Reno:

Yoga for the Special Child® Basic Part 1 (48 hours)
with Kathy Randolph, C-IAYT
June 14 – June 19, 2020

Yoga for the Special Child® Continuing Education
on Scleroderma and Arthritis (20 hours)
with Kathy Randolph, C-IAYT
June 19 – June 21, 2020

Scroll down for more information about these programs.


Yoga for the Special Child® Basic Part 1 (48 hours)
with Kathy Randolph, C-IAYT
June 14 – June 19, 2020
The Yoga Center Reno

Yoga for the Special Child® Basic 1 Program is a comprehensive training course in the theory and practice of teaching yoga to babies and children ages 0 – 12, including those with learning or developmental disabilities.

Kathy Randolph and Sonia Sumar
Kathy Randolph and Sonia Sumar

Designed for parents, yoga teachers, educators, physical and occupational therapists, and health care professionals, this program provides the basic tools for teaching yoga to children with special needs. No previous experience in yoga is required to attend this teacher training program. Benefits to children participating in Yoga for the Special Child® – the Sonia Sumar Method are mindfulness, concentration, physical ease, emotional balance, and ultimately peace of mind and happiness.

Kathy Randolph’s week-long training addresses the following topics: choosing the most effective yoga routine, creating the optimum home and classroom environment, specialized breathing exercises and relaxation techniques to improve concentration, and adapting yoga techniques to children with different syndromes and disorders. Populations addressed include individuals living with: autism, Down Syndrome, cerebral palsy, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and other cognitive and learning disabilities.

PREREQUISITE:

No previous experience in yoga is required to attend this training program.

CURRICULUM:

  • Specific techniques for evaluating infants and children up to age 3
  • The different components of interacting and bonding with infants/children
  • The components of Yoga for infants and children with special needs
  • The description of the physiological/psychological benefits
  • The four stages of development:
  1. Preparatory Stage (birth – 6 months)
  2.  Inductive Stage (6 months – 1 year)
  3. Interactive Stage (1 – 2 years)
  4. Imitative Stage (2 – 3 years)
  • Specific techniques for evaluating and working with kids 3-12 years old
  • Videos and/or demonstration of working with children of different ages
  • Contraindications
  • Relaxation techniques

COST:

  • $1,080.00, $300 deposit to reserve your place, balance due by May 15, 2020.
  • $980.00, Early Bird Discount, pay in full by March 10, 2020.
  • $944.00, Licensed Practitioner Retake discount.

TO REGISTER:

For information about tuition, program schedule, transportation, lodging, what to bring, etc., please view the registration letter: REGISTRATION LETTER COMING SOON

Register online at: ONLINE REGISTRATION COMING SOON

MORE INFORMATION

Contact the coordinator: Kathy Randolph, (775) 322-4600, kathy@yogaforscleroderma.com


Yoga for Scleroderma Teacher Training (18 hours)
with Kathy Randolph, C-IAYT
June 19 – June 21, 2020
The Yoga Center Reno

Hands3wideYoga for the Special Child® Continuing Education on Scleroderma and Arthritis is a comprehensive training course in teaching students of any age with Scleroderma or Arthritis.

PRE-REQUISITE: one of:

  • 200HR Yoga Teacher Training and 1 year teaching a population with special needs.
  • Health background (PT, OT, RT, SLP, Nurse, Special Education Teacher) plus 1 year of consistent personal yoga practice.
  • Yoga the Special Child Basic 1 Program plus 1 year of consistent yoga practice.

CURRICULUM includes:

  • The symptoms of Arthritis, how relief is provided by yoga practice, safety issues, video and demonstration by Kathy Randolph with participants.
  • The symptoms of Scleroderma, how relief is provided by oga practice, safety issues, video and demonstration by Kathy Randolph with participants
  • Group discussion: definition of stages, best Yoga routine for each example
  • Hands on practice with fellow participants: teaching Hatha Yoga class to a person with Arthritis
  • Hands on practice with fellow participants: teaching Hatha Yoga class to a person with Scleroderma
  • The use of the Bandhas and Kriyas to relieve digestive issues in Scleroderma, safety issues, choosing the right technique for each case, how to teach the Bandhas and Kriyas
  • Hands-on practice by participants with volunteers with Arthritis
  • Hands-on practice by participants with volunteers with Scleroderma
  • Group discussion: definition of stages, building up the right Hatha Yoga class for each volunteer

COST:

  • $530.00, $180 deposit to reserve your place, balance due by May 21, 2020.
  • $480.00, Early Bird Discount, pay in full by March 10, 2020.
  • $477.00, Licensed Practitioner discount.

TO REGISTER:

  • View the registration letter for information about tuition, CEU’s, program schedule, transportation, lodging, what to bring: REGISTRATION LETTER COMING SOON
  • Register online at: ONLINE REGISTRATION OPENING SOON

MORE INFORMATION:
Contact the coordinator: Kathy Randolph, (775) 322-4600, kathy@yogaforscleroderma.com