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Founder of Yoga4mums, Cathy Underwood, is delighted to offer certified training modules in movement therapy, yoga and mindfulness, delivering effective content and framework design for those supporting high and low functioning groups living with Autism, learning disabilities and mental health conditions.

These person centred courses are designed to encourage self-regulation, boost confidence and enhance social interaction amongst a client group traditionally hard to engage in structured activity.

Our teacher-training courses have met the stringent requirements set by Yoga Alliance Professionals. Our graduates are trained to the highest standard and are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance Professionals.

Yoga and Inclusive Movement Therapy for Autism, ADHD and Learning Disabilities

Click below for dates & venue details 2018 – 2019 /Central London
Course length:  Fri – Sun
Lead course presenters:
– Cathy Underwood, Senior Yoga Therapy Teacher, Yoga Alliance UK
– Timea Viragh, SEN, ABA tutor and yoga teacher
– Mikaela Shalders, Occupational Therapist and sensory integration specialist

Course outline and syllabus

This course offers a concise introduction to the benefits of yoga and therapeutic movement as a positive sensory integration for those with Autism and ADHD.  You will learn simple breathing techniques, yoga sequences and relaxation exercises to help self manage stress and anxiety. Combined with expert information about sensory integration and managing behaviours that challenge. Practical take home skills for those looking for a mindful approach to health and wellbeing.

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Read our reviews!

Louise Wallace, Yoga Alliance Professional UK – ‘I felt honoured to spend time with a group of people who spend their livelihood dedicated to helping others in what seems to me to be a very challenging role.  I take my hats off to each of them and most of all to Cathy and the presenters of this workshop.  Sharing yoga techniques with people who can genuinely help individuals with autism or ADHD is a wonderful gift, especially with a course that was so well executed’

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Nicola Harvey, children’s yoga and mindfulness teacher and author of the acclaimed book Mindful Little Yogis – ‘I was drawn to this course because not only did it feature teachings from an experienced special needs yoga therapist, but was backed up with theory from a sensory integration specialist and a behaviour management strategist. It was an informative and inspiring weekend of learning new concepts, sharing ideas, and finding new ways to mindfully support and establish better connections with others’

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