Yoga for the Special Child

The Sonia Sumar Method

Yoga for the Special Child®, LLC (YSC) trainings provide comprehensive and essential tools for teaching yoga to children with special needs. Programmes are taught by internationally renowned Yoga therapist and author Sonia Sumar and her team of trainers, whose innovative teaching methods have been improving the lives of children and adults with special needs for over 40 years.

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BASIC 1 Training

Basic 1 Curriculum (48 hours)

  • Specific techniques for evaluating, interacting and teaching yoga safely to infants and children with special needs and different abilities

  • The four stages of development

    • Preparatory Stage (birth – 6 months)

    • Inductive Stage (6 months – 1 year

    • Interactive Stage (1 – 2 years)

    • Imitative Stage (2 – 3 years)         

  • Videos and/or live demonstration of working with children of different ages and abilities up to the age of 12 years.

CertificatioN

Basic 1 + 2 = 95 hours Certification as a Children's’ Yoga Instructor (Qualifies for the RCYT95 designation with Yoga Alliance)

Tuition

  • Early Bird: $7850

  • Regular: $8180

  • No monthly plan available

Dates & Time:

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Basic 2 Training

Basic 2 Curriculum (55 hours)

  • Theory and practice of working with older students aged 13+

  • Addressing challenges for adolescents and teens

  • Structure for group classes

  • Present video case studies and receive relevant feedback and guidance from Sonia. (NOTE: Participants for Basic 2 are expected to have some experience teaching at least 2 hours of YSC (4x 30min classes). Participants must bring a recorded session using the Sonia Sumar method to the Basic 2 for review. A video of any age / ability is acceptable but a session with an older child is encouraged.

CertificatioN

Basic 1 + 2 = 95 hours Certification as a Children's’ Yoga Instructor (Qualifies for the RCYT95 designation with Yoga Alliance)

Tuition

  • Early Bird: $7850

  • Regular: $8180

  • No monthly plan available

Dates & Time:

Click button below to get specific dates