Creative Arts Therapist, Craig Hanauer MA/MS ATR BC LCAT E-RYT 500 RCYT YACEP
Module 3 will provide everything needed to confidently teach yoga to children and teens with special needs. In this course Craig will reference typical child development as a guide to identify where students are developmentally, which will inform one’s approach to teaching. The training will focus primarily on working with groups of children, though most information offered will be applicable to individual work as well. Participants will benefit by learning fun and creative ways to engage and support children with special needs in the practice of yoga.
Course objectives include addressing challenging behaviors; providing different types of sensory input to support self-regulation; creating structure and predictability in a kids’ yoga class; being informed regarding contraindications; and knowing how to modify postures appropriately for those you are working with. We will also learn to enlist yoga to support speech and language development, sensory processing and reading retention.