Model Me Yogafor Autism: Yoga to enhance social emotional learning
The Model Me Yoga™ video leads children through yoga sequences for breath, movement, and self-awareness. Each sequence runs approximately 10-15 minutes, so it can be used as a short break or strung together with other segments for a longer yoga class. The sequences are first presented with visual cues and background music to explain the poses. In the second version, the same sequences are offered without the visual cues or music background as an option. Each pose is modeled by a child and explained by the yoga teacher. The video includes partner yoga and chair yoga sequences.
Model Me Kids, LLC is a Yoga Alliance Registered Children's Yoga School.
Recommended for ages 7-15
Study shows benefits of yoga for childrenw ith Autism Spectrum Disorder
Teacher Training: Yoga for Children with Autism
Host a Model Me Kids® teacher training and learn to promote the social and emotional development of children with Autism ages 2-15 through yoga. Implement the practice of yoga in school to address challenges with attention, social skills, self-regulation, speech and language, learning, and low muscle tone. Our dynamic, hands-on teacher training provides the basis for teaching yoga to all children, with a special emphasis on yoga for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
- Speech Language Pathologists
- Occupational Therapists
- Camp Counselors
- Caregivers to children with Autism
- Yoga Teachers interested in teaching yoga to children with special needs
Model Me Kids Level 1: 20-hour Teacher Training (Yoga for Children with Autism)
Learn to teach yoga to all children, with a special emphasis on yoga for children wtih Autism. This is a stand-alone workshop. The 20 hours may also be applied toward our 95-hour children's yoga teacher training certificate for those who choose to pursue certification.
Prerequisite: No yoga experience required
Model Me Kids Level 2: 75-hour Teacher Training (Yoga for Children)
The MMK Yogal Level 2 module trains participants in yoga for children with the outcome of earning the 95-hour Children's Yoga Certification with an emphasis on yoga for Children with Autism.
Prerequisite: Level 1 Training