Yoga for the Special Child
Yoga for the Special Child®, LLC is a comprehensive Program of Yoga techniques designed to enhance the natural development of children with special needs. Our style of Yoga is gentle and therapeutic - safe for babies and children with Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Microcephaly, Autism and other developmental disabilities. These methods also provide an effective treatment for children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder, ADHD and Learning Disabilities.
Our therapeutic Program includes:
An integrated series of balanced Yoga poses to increase body awareness, strength.
Specialized breathing exercises and relaxation techniques to improve concentration.
An early intervention program to assure the healthy formative development of infants and toddlers
Yoga for the Special Child®, LLC training Programs offer a unique learning environment for children and their parents, special education teachers, Yoga teachers and health care professionals. Courses are taught by internationally renowned Yoga therapist and author Sonia Sumar, whose innovative teaching methods have been improving the lives of children with special needs for over 39 years.
Sonia Sumar’s pioneering work with special needs children is recognized internationally. When her second daughter Roberta was born with Down’s Syndrome, Sonia used Yoga as an early intervention therapy for her. Over the years, her daughter was able to achieve near-normal test results in school and function socially and physically on par with other children her age. Sonia expanded her Yoga Therapy System to include children with other learning and developmental disabilities. Yoga for the Special Child®, LLC significantly enhances the child’s physical, mental and emotional developments in a safe and gentle manner.
Please visit: www.specialyoga.com for further details about the training
Yoga for the Special Child®, LLC is Registered with the Yoga Alliance 200 hour Teacher Training, Yoga Alliance 95 Hours Children Teachers Training, the Integral Yoga Teachers Association, and International Association of Yoga Therapists.
About Yoga for the Special Child®