Level 3 - Yoga Therapy for Youth Certification
Building Resilience and Capacity to support Mental, Physical and Emotional Well-being for Youth through Yoga, Movement, Breath and other Therapeutic ApproachesEnroll in Course
REGISTRATION IS NON-REFUNDABLE
PLEASE NOTE: Pre-requisites for this course are completion of both the Level 1 and Level 2 Trainings or completion of a 200-hour RYT. Please DO NOT register if you do not have these pre-requisites. It is suggested that you complete the Level 1 and Level 2 courses through Asanas for Autism and Special Needs as they are foundational courses the the Level 3.
The Yoga Therapy for Youth Foundations 100-hour Teacher Training is a foundational training in therapeutic approaches to support children and youth ages 5-17 with emotional, physical and mental health and well-being.
Participants who complete this training will receive a Certificate of Completion in 100-hours training in Yoga Therapy for Youth.
*Please note: 800 hours + in an IAYT Accredited Yoga Therapy Program is required in order to be a "Certified Yoga Therapist". This training offers therapeutic approaches to working with a wide range of youth, however it does not equal being a Certified Yoga Therapist upon completion.
Participants who have completed the Asanas for Autism and Special Needs Level 1 and Level 2 Trainings, will receive a 200-hour Yoga for Children and Youth with Complex Needs Certification through Asanas for Autism and Special Needs (with the completion of a final 5 hour Course requirement).
This course is an APD course through International Association of Yoga Therapists and counts as 80 CEU's.
Online via Zoom and Self-Learning
January 8th-April 18th, 2021
Learn via Online Modules, Webinars, Reading/Study time, Live Zoom Workshops, Community Meetings and Final Project hours.
$1,900 Early Bird
EARLY BIRD DEADLINE:
December 8th, 2020
Zoom Meetings: We will meet on all Sundays throughout the course.
Please Note: Attendance in the Zoom meetings is MANDATORY. Please check the time zone conversion for your location to be sure the times work for you.
Date & Times
Module Workshop: January 10, 17, 24 & 31,
Q&A: January 13 & 27
Module Workshop: February 7, 14, & 28
Q&A: February 10 & 24
Module Workshop: March 7, 14, 21 & 28
Q&A: March 10 & 24
Module Workshop: April 4, 11 & 18
Q&A: April 7th
Please follow this link to see our amazing faculty!YOGA THERAPY FOR YOUTH FACULTY
CONTACT: Please contact SHAWNEE with questions.
Prerequisite - 200-hour Yoga Teacher Certification or completion of Level 1 and Level 2 Asanas for Autism and Special Needs Trainings.Please note - there are NO EXCEPTIONS to these pre-requisites.
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Shawnee is a Certified Yoga Therapist, Intermediate Somatic Experiencing© Practitioner, M.Ed., and Educational/Behavioral Specialist. She is the Founder of Asanas for Autism and Special Needs and the Founder/Director of Yoga Therapy for Youth Certification Program. Shawnee has worked with children and adults with autism and special needs for over 20 years. She has specialized in working with children and adults with significant cognitive and language delays, sensory processing deficits, as well as severe behavior challenges. Shawnee works with private clients of all abilities to facilitate health and healing. Her goal is to bring the experience of yoga to all individuals no matter their differences or challenges. 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. She is in the process of writing her second published book on the topic of Yoga Therapy for Youth.
She started a Yoga School through Yoga Alliance in order to train others in yoga approaches to support children and adults with autism and special needs and travels globally to share her teachings. 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.
Through her study and experience teaching yoga to her students in her classroom, she quickly realized the benefits of yoga on her students attention and focus, reduced anxiety, body awareness and development of calming strategies. She also noticed the positive reaction from her students and the excitement they displayed each time they practiced yoga. She has experienced first hand the benefits yoga can provide to health and overall well-being. She has a unique combination of understanding autism and other special needs and knowing how to teach and reach these young people.
Shawnee has led several workshops at major conferences both in the US and Internationally; including MISTY (Montreal International Symposium for Yoga Therapy) and IAYT (International Association of Yoga Therapists) SYTAR Conference on Yoga for Sensory Processing and Self-Regulation for children with ASD, BOOST Conference (Best Out of School Time) on Yoga for Children with Special Needs , Yoga and Mindfulness for Youth and Yoga to Reduce Stress and Increase Relaxation for Educators. TRUST Conference (Teens Understanding and Reflecting Stigma Together) on Learning to Breath, Yoga and Mindfulness for Teens, including teens struggling with mental illness and UCSD Bridging the Hearts and Minds of Youth Conference on Yoga and Mindfulness for Sensory Integration and Self-Regulation.
Shawnee has written for and has had her work featured in several magazines and online resources. See media features here.
Shawnee also offers private, small group therapeutic sessions and corporate sessions for adults as well as yoga workshops and trainings through her company Embodied Wellness Yoga Therapy.