February 9-11 and February 23-25, 2024
Friday sessions meet from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM ET
Saturday and Sunday sessions meet from 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM ET
$700 Cost includes materials fee for visual yoga curriculum and app
Please note: All sessions meet on Zoom.
This is a live and interactive training There is no pre-recorded content, and attendance is expected at all sessions over both weekends.
Participants will be expected to practice with the curriculum during the break between weekends.
Visual supports are essential to promoting the success and independence of students with autism.
Learn to utilize visual schedules, visual yoga sequences and cues, hand and foot placement markers, and other environmental supports to guide yoga practice.
Become a communication partner with your students.
Learn how to support continual dynamic growth of effective communication between teacher and students.
Grounded in Social Relationship
Meaningful learning happens in relationship.
Trust and compassion provide the safe ground necessary for yoga practice.You will be invited to cultivate and rely on your own calm, grounded energy as a powerful teaching tool.
Includes all of the visual supports you will need to establish a yoga program for individuals with autism:
Proven and Effective
Features a repertoire of active and restorative yoga sequences developed over a decade of teaching, observation, data collection, and modifications .
Comprehensive Visual Curriculum
Beautiful photographs of yoga sequences and flows. Large laminated pages featuring our unique color-coding system to support motor-planning and independence.
Includes active yoga sequences and flows, restorative yoga and meditation.
Room to Grow
Curriculum is broad and expandable to reflect the ongoing development of each students’ yoga practice.
New! Voice Colors Yoga App
Our full curriculum is now in an app for easy on-the-go use. Available exclusively through this training.
Our students with autism are the heart of our program. They have informed and guided the philosophy and methodology behind Voice Colors Yoga, and in so many ways are our best teachers.
Get to know our students through videos, case studies and observing a livestream Voice Colors Yoga class.
Voice Colors founder and executive director Eve Megargel will share the compelling story of her journey with her son Billy, and 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.
This in-depth 30-hour training is ideal for:
No experience with autism is required.
For Registered Yoga Teachers
For Occupational Therapists
For Recreational Therapists
The Voice Colors Yoga system is designed to be flexible and work in a variety of settings. How you apply it will depend on your practice and your clients or students:
The Voice Colors Yoga system was developed, tried and tested over a 15 year period with autistic teens and adults.
It has been used with great success to serve individuals on the spectrum across the lifespan from childhood to older adults.
Voice Colors Yoga can also be very effective for individuals with other developmental and/or intellectual disabilities or anyone who benefits from a high level of structure and visual support.
"I feel more prepared now than before, even though I've been teaching for a year and a half. The practice teaching and follow-up discussions really helped me to feel more comfortable with the visuals. I feel more confident using visuals now."
-Catherine Cook, Special Educator
"It was expertly put together: Expressing respectfully what autism is, the uniqueness that we all have as people, and the power of non- verbal communication. And the yoga itself was great!"
-William Duby, Yoga Instructor
"The visuals provided with the course go far and beyond any course I've taken previously. This course leaves you with a complete set of tools to immediately implement in your practice."
-Jen Stornelli, Occupational Therapist
Hannah Gould, M.Ed, E-RYT
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.
Hannah has been teaching yoga since 2003 and training yoga teachers and educators of students with diverse learning needs since 2005.
Eve Megargel, MTS, RYT
Executive Director and Founder Voice Colors non-profit
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.
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Photos by Meghan Walsh and Millicent Harvey