Trainings

NEW: Fall 2021 Virtual Training

5 Session Series

Wednesdays - 10/27; 11/3; 11/10; 11/17 & 11/24/21

6:30 PM to 8 PM (CST)


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?

This 5-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 1: Understanding Autism

Module 2: Mindfulness Matters

Module 3: The YogAutism Recipe pt1

Module 4: The YogAutism Recipe pt2

Module 5: Theory Into Practice

What you will need:

· Computer/device with camera & audio capability and Zoom access

· 10-foot D-ring yoga belt (Must be extra-long length of 10 feet for Modules 3-5 - available for purchase on Amazon. for modules 3-5

· Unscented or mildly scented lotion or massage oil for Modules 3-5

· Yoga mat for Modules 3-5

· Golf ball or tennis ball for Modules 3-5

· Pillow, cushion, and/or folded blanket for Modules 3-5

· Sturdy chair for Modules 3-5

· A partner (with or without autism) for Module 5

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

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 pt1

In this module, you will begin to explore the YA 5-part recipe & corresponding adaptations while integrating knowledge & skills learned from all previous module. 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: The YogAutism 5-Part Recipe pt2

In this module, we will continue our exploration of the YA 5-part recipe & adaptions while integrating knowledge & skills learned from all previous modules. 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 V: Theory Into Practice

In this final module we will review the YA 5-part recipe & adaptions, and begin practicing on a partner while receiving guidance. All participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and receive feedback. Participants are expected to have a partner present.


Dates and Times of next session: Wednesdays - 10/27; 11/3; 11/10; 11/17 & 11/24/21

6:30 PM to 8 PM (CST)

Use the sign-up link above to register!

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! ”