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3512 Arnold Avenue

San Diego, CA, USA

Types of Yoga Taught

Specialty Yoga

About Asanas for Autism and Special Needs

Asanas for Autism and Special Needs training will specifically focus on teaching yoga to children with special needs both in group and private sessions.  Trainees will come out of the training certified as Children's Yoga Teachers with an emphasis on children with...

Asanas for Autism and Special Needs training will specifically focus on teaching yoga to children with special needs both in group and private sessions.  Trainees will come out of the training certified as Children's Yoga Teachers with an emphasis on children with special needs, will gain and abundance of knowledge, tools and skills to teach yoga to unique populations and will be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance if they are already RYT's through Yoga Alliance.  More details on www.asanasforautismandspecialneeds.com

First Registered June 2014

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  • 5 out of 5
    By: Dana Umberger May 15, 2022

    Excellent training and discussion among my classmates.

    • General Comments

      Excellent training and discussion among my classmates.
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Katlynn Feagans Mar 30, 2022

  • 5 out of 5
    By: Serrina Davis Feb 03, 2022

  • 5 out of 5
    By: Chelsea James Feb 03, 2022

  • 5 out of 5
    By: Kristi Cox Feb 01, 2022

    I enjoyed Shawnee’s training so much. Shawnee has so many years of experience in special education and as a behavioral specialist, as well as certified yoga therapist. She is warm, sweet and has the most beautiful teaching style. You can feel the love and passion that she has in her role as an instructor for children with special needs. Shawnee’s training blends her years of experience in both the education and yoga field. What I learned from Shawnee is fun and interactive yoga poses for children, and ways to modify when needed for a particular student. What I also learned was how to recognize what a student may be going through, and how to show them the tools through breath, poses and even hand mudras to relieve emotions that be difficult for the student to recognize and manage. I am extremely grateful that I met Shawnee, and was lucky enough to go through her amazing training. I have and will continue to recommend her to yoga teachers and educators to utilize her trainings both in a yoga and class room.

    • General Comments

      I enjoyed Shawnee’s training so much. Shawnee has so many years of experience in special education and as a behavioral specialist, as well as certified yoga therapist. She is warm, sweet and has the most beautiful teaching style. You can feel the love and passion that she has in her role as an instructor for children with special needs. Shawnee’s training blends her years of experience in both the education and yoga field. What I learned from Shawnee is fun and interactive yoga poses for children, and ways to modify when needed for a particular student. What I also learned was how to recognize what a student may be going through, and how to show them the tools through breath, poses and even hand mudras to relieve emotions that be difficult for the student to recognize and manage. I am extremely grateful that I met Shawnee, and was lucky enough to go through her amazing training. I have and will continue to recommend her to yoga teachers and educators to utilize her trainings both in a yoga and class room.
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Synthia Gerson Dec 27, 2021

    I completed the level 1 and 2 training with Asanas for Autism and Special Needs to complete my 95 hour training! I complete this course from May to July of 2021. This training was an amazing experience and I can't thank Shawnee Thorton Hardy enough for this life changing experience. I spent a lot of time researching 95 hour trainings with a focus on working with children with diverse needs before finding this program. After speaking to Shawnee and reading the preface to her book Asanas for Autism and Special Needs: Yoga to Help Children with their Emotions, Self-Regulation and Body Awareness, I knew this was the path I needed to take both as a parent and a teacher. I am so excited to be taking the level 3 training from January to April of 2022!

    • General Comments

      I completed the level 1 and 2 training with Asanas for Autism and Special Needs to complete my 95 hour training! I complete this course from May to July of 2021. This training was an amazing experience and I can't thank Shawnee Thorton Hardy enough for this life changing experience. I spent a lot of time researching 95 hour trainings with a focus on working with children with diverse needs before finding this program. After speaking to Shawnee and reading the preface to her book Asanas for Autism and Special Needs: Yoga to Help Children with their Emotions, Self-Regulation and Body Awareness, I knew this was the path I needed to take both as a parent and a teacher. I am so excited to be taking the level 3 training from January to April of 2022!
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Nicolette Ereñeta Dec 01, 2021

    I took both my Level 1 & 2 trainings and I am very happy with the course content and how each week builds up. I'm currently working towards a yoga therapy certification and my practice involves working alongside Functional Medicine and integrative medicine doctors. When I was choosing the course and teacher, it was important for me that yoga is presented, taught, and communicated where it can be a supplementary modality in a whole-health care, clinical system that is researched and evidence-based. At the same time feels inclusive that equips students to handle diverse needs. At first, I was hesitant to be learning online thinking that it might not be the most ideal given that this is for complex needs and conditions. But Shawnee is such a great teacher and mentor! The course is designed for virtual learning. The course does not feel hurried (1 month for 25 hours and 2 months for 65 hours). This means I was able to absorb the weekly lessons and apply them to my students while in training! In level 2, we had 2 other supporting teachers in charge of pediatric anatomy and another for music therapy. It was such a complete experience. I'm about to take my Level 3 training in 2022 and I can't wait! Bonus also for me is the topic on the business of yoga. This is a subject that is not usually introduced and most are not very well versed. Talking about the business aspect of yoga balances the services we provide and how to make it sustainable to serve others better. So I appreciate that being a yoga teacher or a yoga therapist is being recognized as a profession and a career.

    • General Comments

      I took both my Level 1 & 2 trainings and I am very happy with the course content and how each week builds up. I'm currently working towards a yoga therapy certification and my practice involves working alongside Functional Medicine and integrative medicine doctors. When I was choosing the course and teacher, it was important for me that yoga is presented, taught, and communicated where it can be a supplementary modality in a whole-health care, clinical system that is researched and evidence-based. At the same time feels inclusive that equips students to handle diverse needs. At first, I was hesitant to be learning online thinking that it might not be the most ideal given that this is for complex needs and conditions. But Shawnee is such a great teacher and mentor! The course is designed for virtual learning. The course does not feel hurried (1 month for 25 hours and 2 months for 65 hours). This means I was able to absorb the weekly lessons and apply them to my students while in training! In level 2, we had 2 other supporting teachers in charge of pediatric anatomy and another for music therapy. It was such a complete experience. I'm about to take my Level 3 training in 2022 and I can't wait! Bonus also for me is the topic on the business of yoga. This is a subject that is not usually introduced and most are not very well versed. Talking about the business aspect of yoga balances the services we provide and how to make it sustainable to serve others better. So I appreciate that being a yoga teacher or a yoga therapist is being recognized as a profession and a career.
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Gloria Trevino Apr 29, 2021

    Shawnee is a very knowledgeable and passionate teacher. Asanas for Autism and Special Needs training not only prepares a teacher to effectively lead children’s yoga class, but also make yoga classes inclusive to diverse groups.

    • General Comments

      Shawnee is a very knowledgeable and passionate teacher. Asanas for Autism and Special Needs training not only prepares a teacher to effectively lead children’s yoga class, but also make yoga classes inclusive to diverse groups.
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Tiffany Trask Apr 18, 2021

    Shawnee cares so deeply about the content she is sharing and the lives it will affect. She believes in every single trainee in her programming and is a great co-regulator. This RYS was a perfect fit for me and my goal of sharing children's yoga in the most inclusive and accessible way possible. Thank you!

    • General Comments

      Shawnee cares so deeply about the content she is sharing and the lives it will affect. She believes in every single trainee in her programming and is a great co-regulator. This RYS was a perfect fit for me and my goal of sharing children's yoga in the most inclusive and accessible way possible. Thank you!
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Lisa Caldwell Jan 26, 2021

First Registered June 2014

School Reviews

Total Reviews: 21

By Dana Umberger RYT® 500

May 15, 2022

Excellent training and discussion among my classmates. Full Review

By Katlynn Feagans RYT® 200, RCYT®

Mar 30, 2022

Full Review

All Reviews (21)

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Shawnee Thornton Hardy

E-RYT® 500, RCYT®, YACEP®

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