The “Connection Corner” lists therapists (SLP, OT, PT, Psychologists, Social Workers, Special Education Teachers, Nurses, etc…) and other Adapted Yoga Specialists who do kids yoga/kids wellness, their website or blog & social media sites. It’s fairly easy to find other kids yoga teachers but from my experience it is much more difficult to find folks doing adapted yoga & other therapists who incorporate yoga into their work.
Folks are listed in alphabetical order by first name. This is a free listing for the purpose of helping folks connect with each other and share ideas.
I’m NOT listing e-mail addresses at this point since I’m concerned about spammers or hackers then using that info to send e-mails that look like they are from me or one of the other folks on the list.
Look for this “training” icon next to folks who periodically offer trainings or workshops related to yoga for kids with special needs.
Feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be added, deleted or your info needs to be updated :)
Speech- Language Pathologists:
Amy Cohen, SLP, Certified YogaKids Facilitator/Trainer, LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/amy-cohen/15/977/6bb (website coming soon).
Angela Moorad, SLP, Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC, Blog: http://omazingkidsllc.com, Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsYoga, Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/amoorad, YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/amoorad1, Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/OMazingKids/, LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/angela-moorad-ms-ccc-slp-iayt-rcyp-2/26/5b3/27b
Elizabeth Vosseller, SLP, Growing Kids Therapy Center, Website: http://www.growingkidstherapy.com/wings.htm, Blog: http://growingkidstherapy.wordpress.com/, Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Growing-Kids-Therapy-Center/164091744173
Leila Ramirez Salmons, SLP, Therapy Connections, Website: http://therapyconnectionspc.com/therapists/yoga.html
Melissa Huse, SLP, Kid Partners Inc., Website: http://kidpartners.net/ , Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kid-Partners-Inc/148298625244063
Molly Lannon Kenny, SLP, founder and director of The Samarya Center for Integrated Movement Therapy, Website: http://samaryacenter.org, Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Samarya-Center/166128881345?fref=ts
Nancy Williams, SLP, ERYT-500, author of “Yoga Therapy for Every Special Child – Meeting Needs in a Natural Setting”, Blog: http://yogatherapy4children.wordpress.com/, Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Yoga-Therapy-4-Every-Special-Child/151568364912636
Renata Sumar Gaertner, SLP, daughter of Sonia Sumar, Yoga for the Special Child, Website: http://www.specialyoga.com
Allison Morgan, OTR, RYT, Founder of Zensational Kids, LLC & a Radiant Child Yoga Trainer, Website: http://www.zensationalkids.com/, Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Zensational-Kids-LLC/201943263172877; Co-Teaches the Yoga for Autism, ADHD, and Differently-Abled Children with Shakta Khalsa, ERYT-500: http://childrensyoga.com/yoga-for-adhd-add-and-differently-abled-children/.
April Merrilee, OTR, Kids Learn Yoga, LLC, Website: http://www.kidslearnyoga.com/
Caitlin LaRussa, OTR, Website: http://www.yogawithcait.com
Diana Swanson, OTR, Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/diana.swanson.50
Jamie MacDonald, OTR, Certified YogaKids Teacher. Website: www.yogatweak.weebly.com
Julie Whitbeck-Lewinski, OTR, RYT, Dynamic Therapeutic Resources, Inc. & teaches the “Therapeutic Yoga: Bridging Ancient Practices with Traditional Therapy Techniques” workshop through Cross Country Education, Website: http://www.yoga4karma.com/Schedule.html , Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DynamicTherapeuticResourcesInc
Lindsey Lieneck, OTR, RYT, Yogapeutics, Website: http://www.yogapeutics.com/, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Yogapeutics/532825196727894
Lisa Auerbach Baum, OTR, KidsPlayWork, Website: http://www.kidsplaywork.com/, Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/KidsPlayWork-Pediatric-Occupational-Therapy/199479650097194
Tere Bowen-Irish, OTR/L, All the Possibilities, Website: http://allthepossibilitiesinc.com/, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AllThePossibilitiesWhenYouWishUponAChild
Tiffany Zakka, OTR, Kidnetics, LLC, Blog: http://kidneticsot.wordpress.com/, Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kid-Netics-Pediatric-Occupational-Therapist/128266393299
Karen Soltes, MSW, Budding Yogis / Circle Yoga, Website: http://www.buddingyogis.com/therapeutic-yoga/, Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Circle-Yoga/321918365270 , Twitter: http://twitter.com/BuddingYogis
Special Education Teachers:
Alice Redding, ERYT-500, Licensed Dyslexia Therapist & Certified Academic Language Therapist, STRIPES, Systematic Training in Relaxation; Inner Peace for Every Student, Website: http://stripesyoga.com/
Mary Flynn, RYT, Peaceful Pathways Yoga, Yoga for Children with Developmental Challenges DVD, Website: http://www.peacefulpathwaysyoga.com
Other Adapted Yoga Specialists:
Craig Hanauer, Every Kid’s Yoga: Yoga for Kids with Special Needs, Website: http://www.everykidsyoga.com, Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Every-Kids-Yoga-Yoga-for-Kids-with-Special-Needs/163854970304408
Fezia Tyebally, a Radiant Child Yoga Trainer in Malaysia, Website: http://craniosacralmalaysia.com/childrensyoga/?page_id=2
Jamie Hopkins, Imagination Yoga, Website: http://www.imaginationyoga.com/special_needs_children.html, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ImaginationYoga
Louise Goldberg, Creative Relaxation & S.T.O.P. and Relax, Websites: http://www.relaxationnow.net/ & http://stopandrelax.net/, Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/Yogaforspecialneeds & http://www.facebook.com/stopandrelax.net
Marsha Therese Danzig, Founder and Executive Director of Color Me Yoga for Children, Website: http://www.colormeyoga.com/ , Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Color-Me-Yoga/152948243401
Mira Binzen, Global Family Yoga, Website: http://globalfamilyyoga.com/, Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/GlobalFamilyYoga, her article “Sensory Integration and How Yoga Helps”: http://www.yogachicago.com/mar10/mira.shtml
Sonia Sumar, Yoga for the Special Child, Website: http://www.specialyoga.com
Stephanie Gottlob & Yuji Oka, MOVEMENT!® and Adapted Yoga in Canada, Website: http://movementforkidswithspecialneeds.org
Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, IAYT, RCYP-2
Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC – inclusive wellness activities for kids of all abilities
Radiant Child Yoga Certified – Levels 1 & 2
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