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. 

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


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.
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