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September 27-30, 2018

Thursday - Sunday 10:00-6:00

TriYoga Boston

Waltham, MA

Please note:

The 30 hour Yoga for Autism Training is appropriate for yoga teachers who have earned the RYT-200 hour credential, or who have been teaching yoga for a minimum of one year. 


Due to the unique and complex array of educational supports required to meet the needs of this population, this is considered an advanced yoga teacher training program.  


Prior experience with autism is not required.


Our 30-hour training features:

Unique Teaching Method

  • Visual Teaching: Identify visual supports that are essential to promoting the success of students with autism: Utilize visual schedules, a visual yoga curriculum, hand and foot placement markers, and other environmental supports to guide yoga practice.
  • Communication: Become a communication partner: Learn how to support continual dynamic growth of effective communication between teacher and students.
  • Social Relationship: Learning happens in relationship: Understand how trust and compassion provide the safe ground necessary for yoga practice.

Practical Experience

  • Meet our Students: Participants will observe and participate in yoga classes with small groups of adults with autism.  
  • The Heart of Voice Colors: Our students with autism have inspired, informed and guided the philosophy and methodology behind the Voice Colors Yoga program. They are the heart of the program, and in so many ways are our best teachers.    

Visual Yoga Curriculum

  • Take-home curriculum: Includes all of the visual supports teachers need to establish a yoga program for individuals with autism.
  • Tried and Proven: Features a repertoire of active and restorative poses and sequences based on over a decade of keen observation, data collection, and modifications 
  • Color-coded: Features our unique color-coding system to support motor-planning and logical sequencing
  • Room to Grow: Curriculum is expandable to reflect the ongoing insights and physical development of each students’ yoga practice.    

Faculty

Hannah Gould

Hannah Gould, M.Ed, E-RYT

Program Director

Lead Instructor

 
Hannah, a well-known special educator and yoga teacher, has been a trailblazer in bringing meaningful and effective yoga to children and adults with autism and other special needs.

Eve Megargel

Eve Megargel, M.T.S

Executive Director and Founder
Featured Presenter
Founder of Voice Colors Communication Resource Model (VCCRM). A parent of an adult yogi with autism, Eve is an author, educator, public speaker, filmmaker and a pioneer in advocating that all individuals on the autism spectrum are independent communicators who are capable of self-expression and social relationships.