Yoga for the Special Child® LLC
Next Basic program will be held in 2015!
Both programs start usually at 9am and finish on the last day at 12pm. (7 days)
Program cost: CHF 1'100.- each
Yoga for the Special Child®, LLC is a comprehensive program of Yoga techniques designed to enhance the natural development of children with special needs. This style of Yoga is gentle and therapeutic - safe for babies and children with Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Microcephaly, Autism and other developmental disabilities. These methods also provide an effective treatment for children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder and Learning Disabilities.
The therapeutic Program includes:
- An integrated series of balanced Yoga poses to increase body awareness, strength
- Specialized breathing exercises and relaxation techniques to improve concentration
- An early intervention program to assure the healthy formative development of infants, toddlers and children
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 therapist and author Sonia Sumar, whose innovative teaching methods have been improving the lives of children with special needs for 40 years.
The first Basic training in Switzerland was successfully held in 2011 and the second one was held last year!
Sonia Sumar is internationally known for her pioneering work using Yoga therapy with special children over 40 years. She is the founder and director of the organisation Yoga for the Special Child™ in Sarasota, Florida and Brazil, where she achieved remarkable results working with children who have Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Microcephaly, Autism and other developmental disabilities and challenges. She travels extensively, conducting workshops and training programs throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, Oceania and South America. She is also the author of the book Yoga for the Special Child, which has been translated also in english, portuguese and chinese.