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Teacher Training – Yoga For Children With Additional Needs

Teacher Training – Yoga For Children With Additional Needs
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This module is for qualified yoga teachers, who wish to work with children with additional needs within a group setting.

This module is perfect for yoga teachers working within a special school, or if there are children with additional needs attending a mainstream yoga class. The course will cover the sensory benefits of yoga for children with additional needs. Participants will learn specific Asana sequences, breathing and sensory techniques to add to your existing practice which is designed to meet the needs of children with a particular condition. The conditions covered in the module are; Autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Developmental Coordination Disorder and Down’s syndrome.

Inés Lawlor


I graduated from the University of Salford (U.K.) in 1999 with a honours degree in Occupational Therapy.

I chose to specialize in the area of paediatrics in 2002 and have been working with children with learning, sensory, emotional and behavioural difficulties in different settings, for the past 15 years.

I have worked with children with Autism, ADHD, co-ordination difficulties, sensory processing difficulties and emotional and behavioural difficulties.

I have attended extensive further training including Sensory Integration (theory and clinical observation), Alert programme for sensory regulation, Floortime, Handwriting without Tears, Sensory attachment intervention, Visual Auditory Vestibular Triad among others.

I have a special interest in how sensory processing affects a child’s participation in functional (every-day) skills and has a practical, solution-focused approach to Occupational Therapy sessions.

About the author: Lisa Wilkinson

Lisa Wilkinson

Lisa opened The elbowroom in February 2003. Mother to Tuilelaith and Sean, director of The elbowroom and with a crew of over 60 staff, she is a busy bee. Lisa leads a team committed to bringing health and vitality to all of her clients. Lisa currently teaches in our yoga training programs and oversees pregnancy yoga and mum & baby yoga. Lisa works hard developing healthy food choices for Yin & Tonic @ The elbowroom. She specialises paediatric and pregnancy with workshops, yoga therapy, and craniosacral therapy.

The elbowroom has an extensive range of classes for all ages and abilities. We offer such an eclectic mix to enable you to find something that will suit you. If you need any advice, please contact our class advisor who can point you in the right direction.