Yoga & Nutrition for Autism & special needs

Teacher Trainings


Yoga for Youth with Special Needs and Different Circumstances

Location: Snow College Campus Activity Center in Central Utah
150 College Avenue, Ephraim, Utah

Registration LInk:

  • Introduction  to the theories and practices associated with teaching yoga to youth  with special needs, the intersections and research of mindfulness, yoga,  special needs and circumstances, problem solving, related neuroscience,  and inclusion, equity, and diversity;​
  • Discuss  characteristics of and practice yoga-based tools to assist the most  common forms of special needs including physical, developmental,  sensory-processing, cognitive and socio-emotional needs
  • Discuss  characteristics of and practice yoga-based tools to assist youth who  manage trauma-based sensitivities and challenges including various forms  of abuse, neglect and kids in foster-homes
  • Yoga  and mindfulness tools and techniques to empower kids with special needs  to increase focus, stress and anxiety management, problem-solving and  decision making, social interactions, and self-esteem
  • Yoga  and mindfulness tools adapted to promote self-regulation in any  environment including with youth working in classroom spaces Strategies  for integrating youth with special needs who are included in regular  classrooms
  • Tips  and techniques for starting your own yoga for youth program in schools  and adapting these skills into an existing OT/therapy practice;
  • Yogiños:  Yoga for Youth® Curriculum eManual; Yoga for Youth with Special Needs  eManual; Yogiños: Yoga for Youth® Trilingual A-Z Pose Guide; support to  complete your Yogiños: Yoga for Youth® certification
  • Modules may be taken in any order
  • You may also take the EVERY KIDS YOGA training to count toward your YYY 95-hours.


As a result of this program, we believe participants will be able to:


  • Conceive, design and teach an OHMazing® theme-based Yogiños: Yoga for Youth® kids yoga class for youth with special needs
  • Practice and teach all 8 Limbs of Yoga, including poses (asana) and breathing (pranayama) for youth with special needs
  • Understand  and use age-appropriate and safe forms of yoga, including games and  related activities, to engage youth with special needs physically,  emotionally, and mentally
  • Modify yoga practices especially for youth with special needs in a varety of contexts
  • Learn, practice and weave multiple intelligences into your yoga for kids class
  • Use  yoga for kids as a means to teach tools and techniques to empower  audiences to respond mindfully rather than react irrationally



Yoga Forward

Yoga Forward is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation based in Salt Lake City, UT.  We bring the benefits of yoga to places it can do the most good.

Yoga Assets

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File Downloads

OmAzing Yoga -  Therapeutic Yoga For Kids and Teens with Autism,  Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Radiant Child Yoga Certified – Levels 1 & 2

International Association of Yoga Therapists

Founder of OMazing Kids Yoga, LLC

Teaching Yoga to Children with Autism

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