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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: 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

  • 5 out of 5
    By: Amanda Welch Nov 05, 2020

  • 5 out of 5
    By: Ruthannn Jun 03, 2020

    Words can not express how valuable the Asanas for Autism and Special Needs teacher training program is. I am grateful for the many tools I have gathered. Not only have I gathered incredible knowledge, but I also feel more confident to share yoga with children, especial those with special needs. Shawnee, the founder, is a gem and a gift to all who are eager to share the gift of youth yoga.

    • General Comments

      Words can not express how valuable the Asanas for Autism and Special Needs teacher training program is. I am grateful for the many tools I have gathered. Not only have I gathered incredible knowledge, but I also feel more confident to share yoga with children, especial those with special needs. Shawnee, the founder, is a gem and a gift to all who are eager to share the gift of youth yoga.
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Anne Tong Mar 22, 2020

    • Learning Objectives

      Average 5 = Entirely
      Asanas for Autism and Special Needs’s children’s yoga teacher training prepares its trainees sufficiently to customize the principles and techniques of yoga for the specific needs of children.

      Entirely

  • 5 out of 5
    By: Rebecca Borella Jan 31, 2020

    • Learning Objectives

      Average 5 = Entirely
      Asanas for Autism and Special Needs’s children’s yoga teacher training prepares its trainees sufficiently to customize the principles and techniques of yoga for the specific needs of children.

      Entirely

  • 5 out of 5
    By: Bernadette Whitman Feb 11, 2019

    • Learning Objectives

      Average 5 = Entirely
      Asanas for Autism and Special Needs’s children’s yoga teacher training prepares its trainees sufficiently to customize the principles and techniques of yoga for the specific needs of children.

      Entirely

  • 5 out of 5
    By: Alejandra Botero Dec 14, 2018

    The program was comprehensive and provided an array of techniques, strategies and resources to work with students and kids with special needs. We had the opportunity to practice with a variety of resources and discuss-learn the research behind these practices. We also had the valuable experience of creating our own lesson plans. It was a meaningful learning experience.

    • Learning Objectives

      Average 5 = Entirely
      Asanas for Autism and Special Needs’s children’s yoga teacher training prepares its trainees sufficiently to customize the principles and techniques of yoga for the specific needs of children.

      Entirely

    • General Comments

      The program was comprehensive and provided an array of techniques, strategies and resources to work with students and kids with special needs. We had the opportunity to practice with a variety of resources and discuss-learn the research behind these practices. We also had the valuable experience of creating our own lesson plans. It was a meaningful learning experience.
Disclaimer

Yoga Alliance Registry’s Yoga Therapy Policy in its directory was announced on Jan 25, 2016. Prior to that date, reviews may have contained such references to yoga therapy. Yoga Alliance Registry will not alter the content of preexisting reviews to bring them into compliance with its new policy. Any use of "yoga therapy" terms in a review, however, does not imply that Yoga Alliance Registry sets standards for instruction in yoga therapy techniques or other methods of diagnosing or treating a mental or physical injury or illness, nor that the RYS or RYT designation may be relied on as a qualification for working as a "yoga therapist" or for training others in "yoga therapy" methods.

First Registered June 2014

School Reviews

Total Reviews: 15

By Nicolette Ereñeta E-RYT® 200, RYT® 500, RCYT®

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. Full Review

By Gloria Trevino RYT® 200, RCYT®

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. Full Review

All Reviews (15)

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Shawnee Thornton Hardy

E-RYT® 500, RCYT®, YACEP®

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