Registration Form

If you are interested in Yoga for Autism classes, please fill out the registration form and hit "submit". This form helps your yoga instructor get to know you and be best prepared to meet your needs. Thanks!   

Virtual Yoga Classes for Teens and Adults ages 16 and up

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For all classes:

  1. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. 
  2. Commitment to the full 4-week session is required. No make-ups available for missed group classes, but 1-1 classes may be rescheduled.
  3. Participants of all levels of experience and ability are welcome. 
  4. Communication partners are also required to participate (please learn about Communication Partners below)
  5. New students: Please complete and submit the registration form by clicking the link at the top of this page. This form helps the yoga instructor get to know participants and be prepared to best meet individual needs.  

Available class times:

Mondays 5:00 PM

With Hannah Gould hannah@voicecolorsyoga.org


Wednesday mornings and afternoons (flexible times)

With Kerrie Baldwin kerrieu2@gmail.com


Thursdays 11:30 AM

With Hannah Gould hannah@voicecolorsyoga.org


Fridays 6:30 PM *this class is full - contact us to be added to the wait list

With Hannah Gould hannah@voicecolorsyoga.org

Cost:

 Cost: 

$100 for 4 classes of 2-4 participants ($25 per class) 

or

 $300 for private 1-1 sessions ($75 per class). 


Please indicate your preference when you contact the instructor. If we do not have students who are interested in the same time slot and are a good match, we will suggest starting 1-1 with the intention to add students to the group when possible.

Location:

 All classes take place on Zoom. Participants will need a computer or tablet with internet access and enough space to lie down on the floor.


Please note: Due to the risks associated with Covid-19, we are not offering in-studio classes at this time.

To register:

To register for a class or for additional information, please email: 

hannah@voicecolorsyoga.org

Payment arrangements will be made via PayPal directly to your instructor upon placement in a class. 

About Communication Partners:

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Who is a Communication Partner?

A communication partner is anyone who knows a participant well and “speaks their language”. A communication partner might be a parent or family member, aide, residential staff or other caregiver.

What is the role of the Communication Partner?

The role of the communication partner is to facilitate the participant's success in having a beneficial and meaningful yoga practice by providing the following (as appropriate):

Technical support: Helping to get Zoom up and running and making sure audio and video are clear, and handling any technical challenges that arise during the session.

Modeling: Doing the yoga poses side-by-side with the participant. This side-by-side modeling is a powerful form of non-verbal communication. Modeling demonstrates appropriate body positions, movement, pacing and sustaining attention.

Communication: The communication partner can facilitate the use of an AAC or other alternative system that the participant might use to communicate. The communication parter can help the instructor know if a participant has a question, needs a change in pace, is showing signs of distress, wants clarification, etc. 

Sharing the experience: Yoga is a powerful tool for connection to self and others. By sharing yoga practice, participants and communication partners will deepen their connection by moving together, breathing together and relaxing together. Yoga is also a well-researched and highly effective way to relieve stress, which is beneficial for everyone!

Why do we require a Communication Partner to participate in yoga sessions?

Voice Colors Yoga instructors are highly trained and experienced in working with students with autism. Your yoga instructor will lead the yoga sessions and provide the necessary corrections and feedback. However, teaching virtually does not allow us to provide the same level of side-by-side and on-the-spot support that we provide at the yoga studio. The communication partner ensures that participants are able to fully access and maximally benefit from yoga sessions. In some cases if students are experienced in yoga and able to participate independently, we may make an exception to be determined by the instructor. 

Being a Communication Partner

It is highly recommended that communication Partners please watch this video prior to their first Yoga for Autism class. Please email your instructor if you have any questions or concerns about being a communication partner. Thanks!