“Yoga In Schools Part 3: How Yoga Can Be a Powerful Tool in Special Education”

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In this inspiring episode of Mindful Conversations of KAY, Kelly and Kristi talk with Erin Williamson, Special Education teacher and Kids Yoga teacher from Durango, Colorado.

Her vast experience with children of all ages and needs have given her a unique perspective on the power of making yoga and mindfulness part of a child’s daily school routine:

  • How yoga helps level the playing field for students with special needs
  • Empowering children to recognize how they learn and what they need, and then advocating for themselves
  • Making modifications and accommodations normalized
  • How regulating the nervous system sets students up for academic and social success
  • Implementing yoga practices within a school setting appropriate for all learners

Links:
Erin Williamson

Links of pertinent blogs:

Episode 21: Yoga in Schools Part 1

Yoga and Occupational Therapy

Adaptive Yoga for Children

The Yoga Tree

Further Learning Opportunities:

Accessible Yoga specialty course

Virtual Workshop: Teaching Yoga to Children with a Variety of Abilities and Needs

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