Yoga for Youth with Special Needs and Different Circumstances

  • Special Needs
    February 8, 2020 - February 9, 2020
    8:00 am - 6:45 pm
Details Price Qty
PreK-12 Professionalshow details + $395.00 (USD)  
Early-bird (non-teacher; available 4 weeks before)show details + $450.00 (USD)  
Standard Investmentshow details + $495.00 (USD)  

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Location: Snow College Campus Activity Center in Central Utah
150 College Avenue, Ephraim, Utah

Yoga for Youth with Special Needs and Different Circumstances

  • Introduction to the theories and practices associated with teaching yoga to youth with special needs, the intersections and research of mindfulness, yoga, special needs and circumstances, problem solving, related neuroscience, and inclusion, equity, and diversity;​
  • Discuss characteristics of and practice yoga-based tools to assist the most common forms of special needs including physical, developmental, sensory-processing, cognitive and socio-emotional needs
  • Discuss characteristics of and practice yoga-based tools to assist youth who manage trauma-based sensitivities and challenges including various forms of abuse, neglect and kids in foster-homes
  • Yoga and mindfulness tools and techniques to empower kids with special needs to increase focus, stress and anxiety management, problem-solving and decision making, social interactions, and self-esteem
  • Yoga and mindfulness tools adapted to promote self-regulation in any environment including with youth working in classroom spaces Strategies for integrating youth with special needs who are included in regular classrooms
  • Tips and techniques for starting your own yoga for youth program in schools and adapting these skills into an existing OT/therapy practice;
  • Yogiños: Yoga for Youth® Curriculum eManual; Yoga for Youth with Special Needs eManual; Yogiños: Yoga for Youth® Trilingual A-Z Pose Guide; support to complete your Yogiños: Yoga for Youth® certification
  • Modules may be taken in any order
  • You may also take the EVERY KIDS YOGA training to count toward your YYY 95-hours.

As a result of this program, we believe participants will be able to:

  • Conceive, design and teach an OHMazing® theme-based Yogiños: Yoga for Youth® kids yoga class for youth with special needs
  • Practice and teach all 8 Limbs of Yoga, including poses (asana) and breathing (pranayama) for youth with special needs
  • Understand and use age-appropriate and safe forms of yoga, including games and related activities, to engage youth with special needs physically, emotionally, and mentally
  • Modify yoga practices especially for youth with special needs in a varety of contexts
  • Learn, practice and weave multiple intelligences into your yoga for kids class
  • Use yoga for kids as a means to teach tools and techniques to empower audiences to respond mindfully rather than react irrationally


Snow College Campus Activity Center, 150 College Avenue, Ephraim, Utah, 84627, United States

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