​​JANUARY 20TH & 21ST, 2018

Foundations is a certificate program for yoga instructors as well caregivers, parents, teachers, therapists, counselors, speech, pathologists, school psychologists.

This yoga course for those with special needs lays the groundwork for integrating yoga into the care of children and teens with autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, emotional and behavioral disabilities, anxiety, and down syndrome.

Aspiring and experienced yoga instructors with the vision of serving those with special needs can complete Foundations as a stand-alone course or as the pre-requisite for the 
Stretch What Matters 95-hour RCYT Yoga Alliance Teacher Training. Foundations was created by Elizabeth Goranson, founder of Stretch What Matters and M.S.Ed., E-RYT-200, RCYT.

Learning Objectives

  • Explore the history of yoga, along with the ways that yoga increases physical, social, emotional, and mental well-being
  • Review the unique needs of people with autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, emotional and behavioral disabilities, learning disabilities, anxiety and down syndrome
  • Learn the components that make up a complete yoga session and understand how to apply yoga within your already existing routines and schedule
  • Understand how to accommodate different learning styles throughout a yoga session
  • Demonstrate yoga poses with the Stretch What Matters Yoga System
  • Learn mindfulness and meditation practices, plus yoga activities that build skills and confidence
  • Translate research data and personal performance levels into individualized yoga plans
  • Apply your new skills to an abbreviated teaching session and receive supportive feedback
  • Acquire an overview of the business side of yoga

Registration + Payments

Course Fee: $550

To register, complete and submit the registration form.

Days + Times

January 20th & 21st, 2018
Saturday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm 

The fee for the Foundations course includes:

  • The Foundations training
  • A 15% discount on the Stretch What Matters Yoga System (a color-coded yoga mat with wrist bands, 50 yoga pose cards, an instructional manual and DVD)
  • The 130-page Digital Foundations Training Manual
  • Upon course completion, the Stretch What Matters Foundations Certificate


For more information, email info@innerchildyoga.net

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(203) 304-1817

97 South Main Street. Newtown, CT 06470

Yoga for Special Needs Training: Foundations