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.

In June 2019 we have two 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 17 – June 21, 2019

Yoga for the Special Child® Continuing Education
on Scleroderma and Arthritis (20 hours)
with Kathy Randolph, C-IAYT
June 22 – June 24, 2019

Scroll down for more information about both programs.


Yoga for the Special Child® Basic Part 1 (48 hours)
with Kathy Randolph, C-IAYT
June 17 – June 21, 2019
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.

Sonia Sumar and Kathy Randolph
Sonia Sumar and Kathy Randolph

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.

The Basic Part 1 curriculum includes:

  • Specific techniques for evaluating infants and children up to 3 years of  age
  • 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

TO REGISTER:

For information about tuition, program schedule, transportation, lodging, what to bring, etc., please view the registration letter.

Online Registration opens soon. Contact kathy@yogaforscleroderma.com for more information and to add yourself to the interest list.

Contact kathy@yogaforscleroderma.com for more info or questions.


Yoga for the Special Child® Continuing Education on Scleroderma and Arthritis (20 hours)
with Kathy Randolph, C-IYT
June 22 – June 24, 2019
The Yoga Center Reno

Yoga 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. Yoga for the Special Child Basic 1 is a pre-requisite.

 

The Continuing Education curriculum includes:

  • The symptoms of Arthritis, how relief is provided by yoga practice, safety issues,  video and demonstration by Kathy Randolph with participantsHands11
  • The symptoms of Scleroderma, how relief is provided by yoga 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

TO REGISTER:

Online registration opens soon.

View the registration letter for information about tuition, program schedule, transportation, lodging, what to bring, etc.

Contact Kathy for more information or to be added to the interest list.