Twenty-Five CEUs Available For Occupational Therapists through New Yoga Program

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"Yoga for Children with ADHD and Autism" will be presented this month at Yoga Village of Clearwater to all parents and professionals who work with special needs children. OTs are eligible for CEUs.

Shakta Kaur Khalsa, Trainer for Yoga for ADHD and Autism

I now have new ways to work with a child who had been labeled as dysfunctional, and they are all working!

Shakta Kaur Khalsa, yoga teacher and founder of Radiant Child Yoga Program, and Allison Morgan, Occupational Therapist, will co-lead a weekend training to teach parents, teachers and therapists who raise or work with special needs children how to incorporate yoga postures and breath work into their daily activities and therapies.

One in 110 children in the United States has been diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, and more than 9% of American children have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).* Many of these children are familiar with occupational and physical therapy, and those with ADHD often take prescription drugs.

But Shakta and Allison, with more than 50 years of combined experience, have found that when yoga is incorporated into the routines of children with special needs, those children can learn to strengthen their bodies, focus their minds, and open their hearts.

Shakta Kaur is one of the top five Kundalini Yoga teachers in the world and is a Montessori certified teacher. Allison Morgan is the founder of Zensational Kids. Their training will be February 24-26 at Yoga Village, 2760 Daniel Street in Clearwater, FL, 33761. The cost is $395 until February 10 and $450 after February 10. Students can register at http://www.ayogavillage.com or they can call 727-712-1475 or more information.

Yoga Village is the premier yoga studio on Florida’s west coast, offering classes and national teacher trainings at its locations in Clearwater and St. Petersburg. Monthly classes include Kundalini, Hatha, Hot, Amrit, Prenatal, Children’s, and Restorative. The studio offers 200-hour teacher trainings in Hatha and Kundalini Yoga, as well as a variety of weekend CEU and certification programs. Yoga Village is a community center for concerts and gatherings of all kinds and is a beautiful place for spirit to grow.

*Statistics based on information from the Centers for Disease Control.

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