Shawnee is an Educational/Behavior Specialist, 500 E-RYT, RCYT (Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher), Yoga Therapist and M.Ed. Shawnee has worked with children and adults with autism and special needs for over 17 years. She has specialized in working with children and adults who have significant cognitive and language delays, sensory processing deficits, developmental disabilities, physical challenges ands severe behavior challenges. She has experienced first hand the benefits yoga can provide to health and overall well-being. Her goal is to bring the experience of yoga to all individuals no matter their differences or challenges. Shawnee has presented workshops on Yoga to Reduce Stress and Increase Relaxation for teachers and other professionals who work with youth, Yoga for Children with Autism and Special Needs, Adaptive and Accessible Yoga for Adults with Autism and Special Needs, Props and Special Populations and Yoga for Teens facing the challenges of mental illness. She wrote a published a book, Asanas for Autism and Special Needs – Yoga to Help Children with Their Emotions, Self-Regulation and Body Awareness and is the creator of the C.A.L.M.M Yoga Toolkit. Shawnee’s work has been featured in Autism Parenting Magazine, Yoga Digest and several online journals and blogs. She has a Yoga School through Yoga Alliance in order to train others in yoga approaches to support children and young adults with autism and special needs and to make yoga accessible to children and adults of all bodies and abilities. Shawnee is dedicated to helping support youth and adults in developing strategies to cope with stress in order to live happier, healthier more peaceful lives.