YogaTherapy4Kids Specialized Training
The Yoga4kids Training Academy presents:
YogaTherapy4Kids Specialized Training
Suzie Manson has a Degree in Psychology,has trained in NLP and has her Certificate in Conciousness Coaching. Suzie is a 500 hour Ishta Yoga Teacher and has completed her Kundaline Level 1 Training. Suzie has been teaching special needs children since 2003.
Suzie is the Founder of YogaTherapy4kids Teacher Training and offers training and private classes to children with special needs.
Suzie has worked with Children who have Challenges in the following fields Cerebral Palsy, Austism, , ADHD, Down Syndrome, Developmental and Learning Disabilities, Language and Cognitive Processing delays, Sensory Processing Challenges and children who suffer from mental disorders such as anxiety and depression.
Suzie works with all ages of children who present with challenges and her goal is to find the gifting of every child and teach them that they are not victims of their challenge and have great gifts for humanity at large.
Suzie has her own child who has Dspraxia, ADHD and autitory and visual processing challenges.
In her walk with physiotherapist, occupational therapists and speech therapists, as well as alternative modalities of healing, Suzie saw that there was an incredible overlay with yoga and these healing practices.
In particular Occupational Therapy. In 2020 she teemed up with Lyndal Alexander and launched her Online 100 Hour YogaTherapy4kids course. YogaTherapy is a combination of Yoga and Occupational therapy practices, to bring about a profoundly high support for children who need emotional, mental, physical and therapeutic regulation of their whole being.
Lyndal Alexander qualified as an Occupational Therapist at the University of Cape Town. She has a decade of experience in working with children with complex needs, locally and in Africa; including physical and neuro developmental disabilities, children at risk, palliative care and mental health. Passionate about building resilient children and families in the face of trauma and disability, she completed a Masters in Early Childhood Intervention (UP) in 2017. Her interest in family-centred and holistic wellbeing approaches to children encouraged her to embark on the Yoga4Kids training with a special interest in therapeutic yoga and the research evidence behind it.
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Who Should Take This Training & Why
- a) Adult Yoga Teachers who want to incorporate children’s yoga as a therapy into their teaching.
- b) Children’s Yoga Teachers who have completed their 100 hour Foundation Training.
- c) Professional Therapists seeking to expand their current skill set.
All participants on this course must have a very good understanding and knowledge of yoga and its disciplines. As a career option, the YogaTherapy4Kids Foundation Training is open to both qualified adult yoga teachers, qualified children’s yoga teachers and professionals who work with children in therapeutic practice.
Students must also have:
- Track record of forty hours of yoga classes before, during or after their training; and
- Basic understanding of the philosophy of yoga in general.
This course is accredited as a Specialised Training with the Yoga Alliance Professionals.
It also offers 30 CPD points.
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If you would like to qualify as a Yoga Teacher for children with challenges
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"I have absolutely loved this course. I found myself becoming more inspired to teach kids yoga after every session. I'm starting to see lesson plans in everything! You have such extensive knowledge on kid’s yoga and it's been great having access to it these last two weeks. When yoga is here there's magic in the air. I have had the most creative and productive two weeks I've had since Ben was born. It's really confirmed for me the benefits of yoga for children and I feel that if after only two weeks I've had a positive experience, imagine the results for kids doing it on a regular basis. Thank you Suzie, you are so inspiring and you seem to be able to take a lesson from everything which I am working towards doing too. I'm really looking forward to module two and learning more."
I thought it was absolutely wonderful. Suzie's knowledge and energy had me mesmerized throughout the training keeping me in a state of gratitude to finally be embarking on this kind of work. Suzie was well equipped with the online set up and solved any problems that arose quickly and efficiently. I thoroughly enjoyed the lesson plans and the savasanas were amazing. On-line training banished my doubts and I was surprised to still get out everything that I would want in an in- person course.
I have loved the course and learning about a new realm of teaching. The information given is in depth and your content knowledge, and passion, is extraordinary. I have learnt a great deal in such a short span of days. If anything, I have found some fo the information too straight forward only because I am a teacher. I don’t find the idea of teaching children daunting whatsoever, rather that my knowledge in the practise of yoga is lacking. I have been very intimidated this course because although I engage in the yoga practise, I do not practise as in depth as others. However, I have been inspired!
My love for children and my constant desire to make sure the child of me stays with me brought me to Yoga4Kids and I am so blessed to have been given a platform where we can spread the love, kindness, power, strength and freedom that is yoga.Sometimes that pureness and the power that children have is covered up and packed away by society.Yoga4Kids is a doorway for them, a place to express themselves, a safe place where they can just be. Having the opportunity to be with these souls is something that is so surreal and magical. To be able to plant the seed of yoga in the seprecious beings is the greatest gift that has ever been given to me. I am so grateful that I am also part of the WHOLEyChildFoundation - a chance to make a difference. A chance to give them back the power that has been taken from them. No words can give this journey the credit is deserves - it’s something that needs to be experienced. By you.”