• February 18–21, 2019
  • Monday–Thursday: 3 nights

Yoga for Children with ADHD, Autism, and Those Who Are Differently Abled

For everyone, including parents and professionals who work with children with sensory challenges.

Learn to reach the hearts and minds of children with ADHD, autism, and other sensory integration challenges, using creativity, intuition, and the excellent therapeutic tools of yoga and mindfulness. In the process, you also discover what these very special children have to teach us.

This training addresses the social-emotional, physiological, cognitive, and sensory-motor benefits of practices that include

  • Breathing to enhance self-regulation, modulation, and organization as well as supporting respiration for language
  • Movement to improve motor planning, balance, coordination, strength, and flexibility
  • Meditation and relaxation to decrease stress and promote stillness of mind for increased attention, focus, and joy.

Parents, teachers, and therapists are invited to discover how yoga-based activities can support and enhance the effectiveness of treatment for children with special needs. This includes understanding how yoga strengthens the brain-body connection and enhances learning along with creating fun and innovative yoga lessons that address therapeutic goals for physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech/language therapy.

What You’ll Experience:

  • Yoga therapy
  • Mindfulness and yoga for children with autism

Note Tuition includes a 95-page manual. Other helpful Radiant Child Yoga materials will be available to purchase in the Kripalu Shop.

 

“In teaching kids’ yoga classes since the Yoga for ADHD/Autism training, I have found a new direction. It is almost as if before, I was just going through the motions, and now after the training, I have a much deeper aspect to my teaching. I think also that as I deepen my own personal practice, this will reflect in how and what I teach the children. I have also incorporated many of the activities/techniques, such as the caterpillar in a cocoon (rolling the child up in a blanket), and find that the kids love it and want more.  We run out of time every class to do everything that they (and I) want to do! I also loved all the science behind the poses. It all just makes so much sense! I am incredibly motivated to continue learning!” —Nellie P., pediatric therapist

Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
None
Suitable For
All
Program Theme
Professional Training
Schedule
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Presenter(s)

Shakta Khalsa, E-RYT 500, is an author, Kundalini Yoga teacher, Montessori educator, and founder of Radiant Child Yoga, established in 1999.

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Sarah Gigante, PT, DPT, RYT-200, a practicing physical therapist since 2006, has worked with children and their families in a hospital setting, at home, and in schools.

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