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 95-hour Part 1 and Part 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.  These Yoga for the Special Child® Trainings also qualify for AOTA, IAYT and Nevada CEU’s for PT, OT, SLP, 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 summer 2020 we have two Yoga for the Special Child® Teacher Trainings at The Yoga Center Reno:

Yoga for the Special Child® 95 Hour Certification Program 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® 95 Hour Certification Program Part 1 (48 hours)
with Kathy Randolph, C-IAYT
June 14 – June 19, 2020
The Yoga Center Reno

Yoga for the Special Child® 95 Hour Certification Program Part 1 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:

By Check:

  • $1,080.00 in full
  • $300 deposit, $780 due by May 10, 2020

By Credit Card:

  • $1,115 Paypal Invoice
  • $310 deposit, $805 due by May 10, 2020

TO REGISTER:

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

Register online at: LINK TO ONLINE REGISTRATION

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
assisted by Lori Pierce, RYT-200 and living with Scleroderma
June 19 – June 21, 2020
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.

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® 95Hour Part 1 Program plus one 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 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

COST:

BY CHECK:

  • $530.00,
  • $180 deposit to reserve your place, balance due by May 10, 2020.

BY CREDIT CARD/PAYPAL

  • $550.00
  • $187.00 deposit, $363 due by May 10, 2020

TO REGISTER:

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

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