Part 1 - ONLINE YOGA FOR THE SPECIAL CHILD® 95H PROGRAM (48 HOURS)

The Part 1 comprehensive training program provides the essential tools for working with children with special needs. Using hands-on instruction, Sonia (Sivakami) Sumar, guides program participants through each stage of the special child's development. Topics include how to evaluate infants and children, how to create the optimum home environment and how to work with specific syndromes and disorders.

The Part 1 curriculum includes:

Specific techniques for evaluating infants and children up to 3 years of age
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
Contra-indications.
Relaxation techniques.