Yoga 4 Exceptional Kids

 
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Yoga 4 Exceptional Kids: Caregiver Workshop

For Professionals and Caregivers/Parents
A collaborative project with Yoga Nook and Children First, ABA Clinic

What: A practical, hands on workshop providing information, techniques and strategies for any Professional: teachers, physical therapist, occupational therapist, yoga therapists/teachers, etc., or  Caregivers/Parents that would like to learn the benefits and practical use of yoga with exceptional kids. Exceptional kids are children with autism, Down Syndrome, ADHD, anxiety, depression, or a lot of creative energy. (Childcare will be provided if needed, please note it is limited)

Objectives:
• Learn research and benefits of using yoga with children
• Learn tools and strategies to use with exceptional children
• Learn how to make a “tool box” to use when working with exceptional kids
• Learn and practice a yoga sequence that can be used with exceptional kids

When: August 4 1-4 (Professionals/Caregivers/Parents only - limited childcare available) and August 5 2-3 (Professionals/Caregivers/Parents and children)

Who: Anyone interested in using the benefits and practical use of yoga to assist exceptional kids

Where: Yoga Nook

Price: Early Bird rates(in bold) apply if purchased before July 1, click here to purchase 
Professional: $150 , $175
Caregiver with childcare: $130 , $160
Caregiver: $100 , $120

Childcare: Childcare provided by the professionals at :
Children First ABA Clinic, 1529 Technology Dr. STE 102, Chesapeake, VA 23320
757-609-2795

Participants will receive a resource manual, yoga teachers will receive CEU's

 

 

Meet the Crew

Meghan and Alex

Yoga Nook in collaboration with Children First ABA Clinic is excited to be offering a program for kids with exceptional needs including, but not limited to: autism, down syndrome, ADHD, learning disabilities, anxiety or a lot of energy meeting program requirements.

The program will include yoga, meditation, calming techniques, socialization and FUN!!  It will be taught by Alex, owner of Yoga Nook, and Meghan, owner of Children First ABA Clinic.  

Alex is a certified yoga instructor and a certified teacher with 15 years teaching experience in 2 countries, 2 languages and across grade levels.

Meghan is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and a certified teacher with 18 years teaching experience as well as the mom to 2 wonderful children with autism. 

Meghan and Alex both received specific training in using yoga with children with autism after enjoying a year of collaboration in this area. During their time collaborating, they have seen children grow in the areas of communication, social skills, group skills, problem solving, motor imitation, and many more.  They are excited to be bringing this opportunity to the Hampton Roads area.

 

Please Note: Participants in Yoga 4 Exceptional Kids must be able to follow simple directions and stay with a group.  Unfortunately, we are not in a position to assist with toileting, so children who participate can not need toileting help such as wiping or diaper changing during the class.  Also, for safety reasons, children who are an elopement risk (from the building) or who have bouts of frequent or harmful physical aggression are not appropriate for this program.  If you have questions about the program meeting the needs of your child or family, please contact Meghan or Alex at 757-454-6849.