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Yoga for the Special Child

4.95

Based on 51 reviews

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232 Hidden Bay Drive

Osprey, FL, United States

Types of Yoga Taught

Alignment-Oriented Yoga

Specialty Yoga

Trainings Formats

Part-time
spread out over time

Modules
several, shorter immersions

Non-residential
trainees commute to the program

Languages

ENGLISH, PORTUGUESE, SPANISH, JAPANESE

About Yoga for the Special Child

Yoga for the Special Child® , LLC is a comprehensive Program of Yoga techniques designed to enhance the natural development of children with special needs. Our style of Yoga is gentle and beneficial - safe for babies and children with  Down Syndrome ,  Cerebral...

Yoga for the Special Child®, LLC is a comprehensive Program of Yoga techniques designed to enhance the natural development of children with special needs. Our style of Yoga is gentle and beneficial - safe for babies and children with Down SyndromeCerebral Palsy, Microcephaly, Autism and other developmental disabilities. These methods also provide an effective help for children with Attention Deficit DisorderADHD and Learning Disabilities.

Our Program includes:
  • An integrated series of balanced Yoga poses to increase body awareness, strength and 
  • Specialized breathing exercises and relaxation techniques to improve concentration and 
  • An early intervention program to assure the healthy formative development of infants and toddlers
Yoga for the Special Child®, LLC training Programs offer a unique learning environment for children and their parents, special education teachers, Yoga teachers and health care professionals. Courses are taught by internationally renowned Yoga Teacher and author Sonia Sumar, whose innovative teaching methods have been improving the lives of children with special needs for over 40 years.

First Registered May 2004

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  • 5 out of 5
    By: Kathy Randolph Sep 17, 2021
    Training Program held on Mar 01, 2020—Apr 01, 2023

    The Yoga for the Special Child 300 Hour Teacher Training is the capstone course, the culmination of all the training I have taken with Sonia Sumar and Renata Sumar Gaertner since 1999. Everything I learned in the 200 Hour, the 95 Hour Children's TT, trainings to deepen my own practice, philosophy, specialty trainings to serve populations who don't normally get yoga, it was all here, all pulled together in a clear vision that is Yoga for the Special Child.

    • General Comments

      The Yoga for the Special Child 300 Hour Teacher Training is the capstone course, the culmination of all the training I have taken with Sonia Sumar and Renata Sumar Gaertner since 1999. Everything I learned in the 200 Hour, the 95 Hour Children's TT, trainings to deepen my own practice, philosophy, specialty trainings to serve populations who don't normally get yoga, it was all here, all pulled together in a clear vision that is Yoga for the Special Child.
First Registered May 2004

School Reviews

Total Reviews: 51

By Kathy Randolph E-RYT® 200, RYT® 500, RCYT®, YACEP®

Sep 17, 2021

The Yoga for the Special Child 300 Hour Teacher Training is the capstone course, the culmination of all the training I have taken with Sonia Sumar and Renata Sumar Gaertner since 1999. Everything I learned in the 200 Hour, the 95 Hour Children's TT, trainings to deepen my own practice, philosophy, specialty trainings to serve populations who don't normally get yoga, it was all here, all pulled together in a clear vision that is Yoga for the Special Child. Full Review

By Ada Wong E-RYT® 200, RCYT®, YACEP®

May 11, 2021

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Teaching Staff

Renata Sumar Gaertner (MahaJyoti)

E-RYT® 500, RCYT®, YACEP®

Sonia Sumar

E-RYT® 500, RCYT®, YACEP®

Cheryl Albright

E-RYT® 200, YACEP®

Erin Shanthi Haddock

E-RYT® 500, RCYT®, YACEP®

Sherry LeBlanc

E-RYT® 500, RCYT®, YACEP®

Ryoko Ohtaki Ryoko Ohtaki

RYT® 200, RCYT®

Denisa Nenova

E-RYT® 500, RCYT®, YACEP®

Kathy Randolph

E-RYT® 200, RYT® 500, RCYT®, YACEP®

Elizabeth Wivell

RYT® 200, RCYT®

All Teaching Staff (9)

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