Yoga and Inclusive Movement Therapy for Autism, ADHD and Special Needs

£245.00

A two day concise introduction to the benefits of yoga and inclusive movement therapy as a positive sensory integration for those supporting groups and individuals with Autism and ADHD.

Venue: The London Children’s Practice, 18 Wimpole Street, London W1G 8GD

Choose your two day training weekend:

  • 17 &18 November 2018
  • 27 & 28 April 2019
  • 15 &16 June 2019
  • 14 &15 September 2019
  • 16 &17 November 2019
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Product Description

Course presenters:

– Cathy Underwood, Senior Yoga Teacher Trainer, Yoga Alliance Professionals
– Timea Viragh, SEN-CO Tutor, Mindfulness and Yoga Teacher
– Mikaela Shalders, Occupational Therapist and Sensory Integration Specialist

Course outline and syllabus

Learn simple breathing techniques, yoga sequences and relaxation exercises to help self manage stress and anxiety. Includes expert information about sensory integration and how to manage behaviours that challenge. Practical take home skills for those looking for a mindful approach to health and wellbeing.

Our teacher-training course has met the stringent requirements set by The Yoga Alliance Professionals.  Graduates are trained to the highest standard and are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance Professionals. Counts as 15 hours towards CEU’s.

Learning objectives:

  • Develop a better understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD and global development delays
  • Learn simple breathing techniques, yoga postures and relaxation exercises to enhance self awareness, mood and behaviour
  • Explore the benefits of a non – competitive approach to physicality to enhance engagement and participation
  • Understand the relationship between parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous system to the sensory system
  • Defining sensory processing and the 8 senses
  • Explore the freedom of movement to music to encourage spatial awareness, co-ordination and self expression
  • Build a simple and effective movement therapy session
  • Strategies to encourage self-confidence, classroom learning and social integration
  • Learn how to manage behaviours that challenge and understand the importance of supporting the carer

Module content includes:

Saturday, 9am – 5pm

  • A detailed look at Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, global development delays and other complex needs
  • Understand the relationship between parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous system to the sensory system
  • Defining sensory processing and the 8 senses
  • Learn the benefits of yogic breathing and therapeutic movement to music
  • Experience the Energy exchange and how this impacts holistic wellbeing
  • Learn breathing techniques, yoga postures and relaxation exercises to enhance self awareness, mood and behaviour
  • Take home lesson plans that you can use straight away with your individuals or groups

Day one – Together, we will explore yoga as a sensory integration to organise mental states, release tension and relax.  You’ll learn how to build a programme to support your individual’s specific needs, take home lesson plans, optimise engagement, utilise PECS and reinforcements, with emphasis on scheduling and consistency of sessions.

Sunday, 9am – 4pm

  • Explore the freedom of movement to music to encourage spatial awareness, co-ordination and self expression
  • Build a simple and effective movement therapy session
  • Understanding Mindfulness and its potential to transform energy
  • Learn how to manage behaviours that challenge during sessions, encourage participation and focus
  • Learn techniques that supporting the wellbeing of the carer

Day two we’ll take a look at movement to music, sound and the freedom to express and explore. We’ll delve deeper into teaching strategies offering support for situations that may arise when delivering a session. For example: How best to support behaviours that challenge? What to do during an escalation?  How to encourage your student to participate and stay focused.

The course will conclude with Mindfulness and other restorative techniques that support the wellbeing of the carer.

Who is this course for?

This course is open to all, no previous knowledge of yoga or dance required: Parents, carers, SENCO school tutors, ABA tutors, OT therapists, paediatric professionals, service providers, yoga, Pilates, fitness professionals and anyone looking for simple strategies to support individuals with Autism, learning disabilities and mental health

What is included in the price?

  • Take away notes included plus access to additional online downloadable PDF copies
  • Certificate of attendance available for participants and can be used as evidence of educational updates

What isn’t included?

  • Travel costs, parking, accommodation or lunch

Please note that this is not a teaching qualification. It does not qualify the participant to become a yoga, Mindfulness or movement therapist.

 

Additional information

Training dates

17-18 Nov 2018, 27-28 April 2019, 15-16 June 2019, 14-15 Sept 2019, 16-17 Nov 2019

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