NEW 4-part Virtual Training
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Are you a parent, caregiver or therapist who wishes to share one-on-one time with your autistic loved one through the 5-part YogAutism recipe? Or perhaps you wish to volunteer in a future in-person group class?
This 4-part sequential training is for you! Presented live through Zoom, each 90-minute interactive module will give you a clear understanding of the perspectives & approaches that make the 5-part recipe a beneficial program for people with autism or other neurophysiological differences.
· Module I: Understanding Autism
· Module II: Mindfulness Matters
· Module III: The YogAutism Recipe
· Module IV: Putting it All Together
What you will need:
· Computer/device with camera & audio capability and Zoom access
· Unscented or mildly scented lotion or massage oil
· Yoga mat
· Golf ball or tennis ball
· Pillow, cushion, and/or folded blanket
· Sturdy chair
· A partner (with or without autism) for Module 4
What you can expect in each module:
Module I: Understanding Autism
In this module, you will learn the history of YogAutism, Inc. (YA) and why it was developed including our worldview of people with autism; you will hear the perspectives of people who live with the experience of autism; you will gain understanding about how autistic brains take in and process information; and you will engage in dialogue with other participants about your own experiences & beliefs around autism. This foundational module is required for all participants interested in learning the YA 5-part recipe.
Module II: Mindfulness Matters
Prerequisite Module I
In this module, we define & explore mindfulness from an experiential point of view; its importance in embodied presence, the autonomic nervous system, & co-regulation; and what it means to ‘hold space’ & its relevance to the YA 5-part recipe. You will also learn what healthy breathing looks like from an anatomical perspective, as well as an experiential perspective.
Module III: The YogAutism 5-Part Recipe
Prerequisite Module I & II
In this module, you will learn the basic YA 5-part recipe through theory and practice. Participants are expected to engage in the physical practices. You will need a yoga mat, 10-foot yoga belt, and massage lotion/oil for this module.
Module IV: Putting It All Together
Prerequisite Module I, II & III
In this module, we will continue our exploration of the YA 5-part recipe & adaptions to the different components while integrating knowledge & skills learned from all previous modules; you will practice the recipe on your partner while receiving guidance; and you will have an opportunity to ask questions.
Wednesdays October 7-28th from 6:30pm to 8pm CST
Fridays November 6th - December 4th from 10:30am – 12 noon CST
To register, go to the registration link above and select the modules you wish to sign up for.
Once we receive notification that you have signed up, an invoice from PayPal will be sent to the email address you provide.
You will receive a separate welcome email with liability waiver.
Your payment and signed liability waiver are required within 48 hours to reserve your spot and to ensure minimum number of registrants is reached.
Zoom links and handouts will be sent to confirmed registrants one day prior to the start of the module(s).
Here's what one of our training participants told us:
"I struggle with anxiety and panic disorder. My brain is wired for flight and I am on high alert all the time. I participated in the YogAutism 5 part recipe and was blown away by the results. I took deeper, more full breaths than I’ve ever remembered being able to do (I felt parts of my lungs that I didn’t know existed!) and had an amazing experience with a psoas release that brought up so many different feels that I didn’t know I had been harboring. I left the session in the clouds and looking to relive the experience again. It was almost addicting how beautiful the after effects were. I wholeheartedly encourage anyone with similar issues to consider going through a YogAutism session. Whether you’re neuro-diverse or not! ”