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Yoga for Special Needs
Teacher Training Program

Creating Inclusive School & Community Classes


After completing the Yoga for Special Needs - Creating School and Community Inclusive classes you will feel confident to teach yoga in special educational classrooms, community-inclusive classes and programs, virtual classes and comfortably work 1:1 with students who are living with physical or cognitive disabilities. 

You will​ gain a better understanding of how physical and cognitive disabilities present and common traits for Down's Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Paralysis Disorders, and hearing/visual impairments. 

All the course content is prerecorded which you can complete at your own pace and as your schedule permits. You will receive recorded lectures, downloadable videos, printable class materials, visual supports, and real-time demonstrations, and related teaching field experiences which I have been granted permission to share with you all. 


Sophie, E-RYT500

Jodi’s online teacher training for best self-wellness gave a very clear and most importantly applicable foundation in teaching yoga to people with disabilities. I have previously taken specialized trainings for teaching individuals with special needs, and I must say that Jodi's has been the most in-depth. She gives very clear and concise information on specific conditions and how to teach to meet the client's needs. Previous to taking this training I had over 700 hours in specialized courses that were yoga alliance approved. I felt that Jodi's training gave in-depth insight on how to handle different situations that could arise while teaching clients. If you’re interested in teaching populations with special needs this training is a must! To this day I still have not found something as applicable!


Kimberly, YA-200

Many 'ah ha' moments!

Especially around providing choices and creating a safe and supportive classroom space for all students. 

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Laura, YA-300

I really enjoyed the whole value I received through the online teacher training and additional support from Jodi. Jodi devotes her instruction to those with special needs and I absolutely adore the education that I have received from this training. I got a lot out of watching the field experience videos included.

I now understand more of the value teachers like Jodi are for parents and caregivers living with an intellectual and developmental disability  

The Course Learning Objectives include: 

Understand Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

  • Lecture: What is IDD?

Body types and yoga for:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Down’s Syndrome

  • Cerebral Palsy

  • Vision/Hearing Impairments

  • Paralysis conditions

  • Common behavior traits in special education classrooms

  • Additional Considerations 

  • The 8-Limbs of Yoga
    is for All

What is yoga for special needs?

  • Lecture: What does yoga for special needs look like

  • Applications

  • Field experience

  • Yoga for the Nervous System

  • Postures to support
    self-regulation skills

  • Meditations to support self-regulation skills

  • Sequencing and scheduling

  • Visuals

Movement Modification

  • Hands-on-assist Demonstration

  •  Props and toys

  • Creating a Nurturing & Supportive Classroom

  • Promoting Movement

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Yoga Alliance Certified - 300hr
25-hours CEU


Teachers, after completing the online training, complete this EXIT form to receive your certification. 

Accessible pricing
Sponsored by:

Inclusion Matters

It is more important than ever that we unite-yoke-yoga to bring community inclusion into our yoga
classes & create more inclusive classes in our community studios, schools, day and residential programs
who care for individuals living with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

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Volunteer Initiative & teacher training opportunities available in Asheville, NC.
Please contact Jodi for more information: 

Teacher Training Course Q&A Lectures




Managing Unwanted classroom behaviors



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