Connection Corner

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 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: (website coming soon).

Angela Moorad, SLP, Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC, Blog:, Facebook:, Twitter:!/amoorad, YouTube:, Pinterest:, LinkedIn

Barbara Fuoco-McCooley, SLP, Websites: &, Facebook:

Christine Ristuccia, SLP, RYT, Addriya, Website:, Facebook:

Elizabeth Vosseller, SLP, Growing Kids Therapy Center, Website:, Blog:, Facebook:

Kathleen Callaghan, SLP, Wild Things Yoga, Website: , Facebook:

Leila Ramirez Salmons, SLP, Therapy Connections, Website:

Melissa Huse, SLP, Kid Partners Inc., Website: , Facebook:

 Molly Lannon Kenny, SLP, founder and director of The Samarya Center for Integrated Movement Therapy, Website:, Facebook:

Nancy Williams, SLP, ERYT-500, author of “Yoga Therapy for Every Special Child – Meeting Needs in a Natural Setting”, Blog:, Facebook:

Renata Sumar Gaertner, SLP, daughter of Sonia Sumar, Yoga for the Special Child, Website:

Robyn Kinigson, SLP, Therapy in Your Home, Website:

Occupational Therapists:

 Allison Morgan, OTR, RYT, Founder of Zensational Kids, LLC & a Radiant Child Yoga Trainer, Website:, Facebook:; Co-Teaches the Yoga for Autism, ADHD, and Differently-Abled Children with Shakta Khalsa, ERYT-500:

 Anne Buckley-Reen, OTR, RYT, Get Ready to Learn, Website:, Facebook:

 April Merrilee, OTR, Kids Learn Yoga, LLC, Website:

Caitlin LaRussa, OTR, Website: 

Diana Swanson, OTR, Facebook:

Jamie MacDonald, OTR, Certified YogaKids Teacher.  Website: 

 Jeanette Runnings, OTR, RYT, Founder of Yoga Yingo, Website:, Facebook:

 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: , Facebook:

Lindsey Lieneck, OTR, RYT,  Yogapeutics, Website:, Facebook:

Lisa Auerbach Baum, OTR, KidsPlayWork, Website:, Facebook:

Tere Bowen-Irish, OTR/L, All the Possibilities, Website:, Facebook:

Tiffany Zakka, OTR, Kidnetics, LLC, Blog:, Facebook:

Physical Therapists:

Kristie Averill, PT, Calm Kids Yoga, Website:, Facebook:

Shelley Mannell, PT, HeartSpace Physical Therapy, Website:, Facebook:


 Debra Collins, Ph.D., S.T.O.P. and Relax, Website:, Facebook:

Social Workers:

Karen Soltes, MSW, Budding Yogis / Circle Yoga, Website:, Facebook: , Twitter:

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:

 Mary Flynn, RYT, Peaceful Pathways Yoga, Yoga for Children with Developmental Challenges DVD, Website:


Other Adapted Yoga Specialists:

 Barbara Gini, Bodylogique S.M.Art Kids Adaptive Yoga Program , Website:, Blog:, Facebook:

 Craig Hanauer, Every Kid’s Yoga: Yoga for Kids with Special Needs, Website:, Facebook:

 Fezia Tyebally, a Radiant Child Yoga Trainer in Malaysia, Website:

trainingJamie Hopkins, Imagination Yoga, Website:, Facebook:

 Jo Manuel, founder and executive director of The Special Yoga Centre in the UK, Website:, Facebook:

 Louise Goldberg, Creative Relaxation & S.T.O.P. and Relax, Websites: &, Facebook:

 Marsha Therese Danzig, Founder and Executive Director of Color Me Yoga for Children, Website: , Facebook:

 Mira Binzen, Global Family Yoga, Website:, Facebook:, her article “Sensory Integration and How Yoga Helps”:

 Scott Anderson, Spectrum Yoga Therapy, Website:, Facebook:

 Sonia Sumar, Yoga for the Special Child, Website:

 Stephanie Gottlob & Yuji Oka, MOVEMENT!® and Adapted Yoga in Canada, Website: 

 Yael Calhoun, GreenTREE Yoga, Website:, Facebook:

Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, IAYT, RCYP-2

Speech-Language Pathologist

Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC – inclusive wellness activities for kids of all abilities

Radiant Child Yoga Certified – Levels 1 & 2







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5 responses to this post.

  1. Thanks once again!!!


  2. I don’t get tired of telling you, You are awesome.


  3. What an ‘OMazing’ Resource Angela! Thanks for including me. I will be sure to pass on!


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