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Yoga & Mindfulness for Diverse Abilities

Yoga & Mindfulness for Diverse Abilities

In our Yoga & Mindfulness for Diverse Abilities training, you will learn developmentally appropriate tools, breathing and relaxation techniques to facilitate individualized, group and family programs, as well as posture modifications using chairs and other props. Effective methods for encouraging cooperation, building community and developing social skills will be shared. Participants will focus on creating lesson plans and teaching in a variety of contexts.

Regardless of our challenges, each human being is uniquely able to develop greater body awareness, physical and mental strength and well-being. Learn how the practice of yoga can benefit youth with a wide range of diagnoses and physical and developmental and learning challenges such as Trauma, Anxiety and Depression, ADD, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorders, Autism, Cerebral Palsy and Down Syndrome.

Yoga & Mindfulness for Diverse Abilities
LEARNING OBJECTIVES
  1. Communicate the physical, cognitive, social and emotional benefits of yoga and mindfulness for people with a wide range of diagnoses, physical and developmental considerations as reflected in the growing evidence base.
  2. Share yoga and mindfulness based techniques to address specific needs using a variety of props to make yoga safe, inviting and accessible for all students.
  3. Develop, integrate and adjust appropriate practice strategies to support social and emotional learning, encouraging practical life skills for success in today’s world, such as critical thinking, problem solving, communication and collaboration.
  4. Find and access resources and support for continued learning.
CERTIFICATION

Participants must attend the required 18 contact hours. Candidates who attend all required training hours and successfully complete the certification process will be listed as a Certified ChildLight Instructor on our website.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Yoga teachers, parents, teachers, school counselors, occupational therapists, physical therapists, social workers, caregivers and other adults who work with people with special needs. It is recommended that trainees have a minimum of one year yoga experience.

TUITION

In-Person: $425
Live Online: $385
Self-Paced: $329

Includes 18 contact hours, comprehensive, downloadable fully-illustrated instructor manual, proof of attendance and certification administration. Those who complete certification also earn ChildLight Instructor Circle membership. Scholarship Opportunities & Group Discounts are available on a limited basis.

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Teachers are able to request the resources their students need to thrive, and that means something different for every classroom. Donor’s Choose receives classroom project requests from every corner of America, spanning every subject and grade level, so projects can be supported that match donor criteria including yoga & mindfulness training registrations, books, mats and curriculum for the classroom. Read some tips from the Horace Mann Company here.

REFRESHER

Have you previously attended this training and need a refresher? Retake this training live for $100 -OR- Watch a previous training recording as often as you’d like over a 7-day period for $100.

Request a refresher.

CE HOURS / APPROVED PROVIDERS

Trainings are valid for Yoga Alliance CE hours and possible CEUs or PDPs from your credentialing organization.

Yoga and Mindfulness for Children

Yoga Alliance
Since 2014, ChildLight Education Company has been a Yoga Alliance approved Registered Children’s Yoga School, a Registered 200 Hour Yoga School and a Registered Prenatal Yoga School providing teacher training and continuing education.

Courses4TeachersInc.
ChildLight Education Company is a Continuing Education Provider through Courses4Teachers. The credit they offer is graduate-level professional development semester credit, through the University of the Pacific, designed for salary advancement and/or to renew credentials for teachers in districts across the U.S.

Vermont Student Assistance Corp. (VSAC)
ChildLight Education Company is an approved program provider as a non-matriculated course or program that will improve the ability to get a job or encourage further study for VSAC grant recipients who are not enrolled in high school.

 

Department of Rehabilitation in California
ChildLight Education Company is an approved entity for training with the State of CA, Department of Rehabilitation.

 

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International Association of Yoga Therapists
Our Yoga & Mindfulness for Diverse Abilities Teacher Training is an IAYT Approved Professional Development (APD) course.

 

***Participants have also had CE hours accepted through Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), National Council for Certified Personal Trainers (NCCPT), and the Foster Care system in addition to PT, SLP, American School Counselor Association (ASCA), and individual school districts across the country.

RECOMMENDED TRAININGS & RESOURCES

We strongly suggest attending this training in conjunction with the Trauma Informed Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher Training.

Upcoming Trainings

Dates: April 14-16, 2023
Times:
Fri 6-9pm, Sat & Sun 9am-5:30pm ET
Trainer: 
Larissa Noto
Location:
Live Online

SELF-PACED LEARNING with Live Support
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TRAINING FEEDBACK

“This training covered all the topics I had expected and more. The training was very thorough and inclusive of multiple categories of disabilities.”

N.A., Occupational Therapist

ChildLight Education Company
2021-02-24T20:25:49-05:00
“This training covered all the topics I had expected and more. The training was very thorough and inclusive of multiple categories of disabilities.” N.A., Occupational Therapist
“The manual is so well put together! Very grateful to have this resource. Well organized and thorough. Appreciate the resource list too.”

LC
ChildLight Education Company
2021-02-24T20:24:56-05:00
“The manual is so well put together! Very grateful to have this resource. Well organized and thorough. Appreciate the resource list too.” LC
“I was particularly interested in learning modifications for a variety of disabilities and now I have lots of ideas!”

Eli L.
ChildLight Education Company
2021-02-24T20:26:10-05:00
“I was particularly interested in learning modifications for a variety of disabilities and now I have lots of ideas!” Eli L.
"This training was beyond my expectations. The trainer's knowledge and experience was inspiring and motivating.”

JH

ChildLight Education Company
2021-02-24T20:24:34-05:00
"This training was beyond my expectations. The trainer's knowledge and experience was inspiring and motivating.” JH
“Just taught my first diverse abilities yoga class to a six year old girl on the Autism spectrum that communicates through sign language. Wow, that was completely humbling! I am now hooked on wanting to teach her more! Her caregiver said that the class she attended with me was more than she had ever done and that her listening skills where better than they have ever seen! Thank you for this gift!!!”

Patti R.

ChildLight Education Company
2021-02-24T20:25:22-05:00
“Just taught my first diverse abilities yoga class to a six year old girl on the Autism spectrum that communicates through sign language. Wow, that was completely humbling! I am now hooked on wanting to teach her more! Her caregiver said that the class she attended with me was more than she had ever done and that her listening skills where better than they have ever seen! Thank you for this gift!!!” Patti R.
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