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This is Next Generation Yoga Teacher Training for Kids, Teens, and Young Adults with Disabilities and Differences

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Using time-honored yoga practices, modern mindfulness techniques, and best practices from adaptive, accessible, and inclusive approaches, teacher trainees learn to facilitate creative and educational experiences through a unique methodology that aligns with the developmental and social needs of these special populations. No prior experience in either yoga or working with diverse groups is necessary; we will teach you what you need to know! 
Next Generation Yoga Teacher Training for Disabilities and Differences offers a variety of tools and strategies to empower you to create meaningful yoga and mindfulness experiences. Experienced trainers share their own passion for this work as they facilitate a fun and inspiring training curriculum. Trainees are given opportunities to interact and observe, to learn about what works for others, and to come up with original ideas for sharing the wonder of yoga and mindfulness with these groups.

As a NGY trainee, you’ll receive:

  • A comprehensive yoga and mindfulness manual with resources for yoga class/session success and business development. 
  • An understanding of the benefits of yoga and mindfulness and detailed explanations of various diagnoses and how to support these individuals with mind-body practices.
  • Instruction on how to plan, sequence, and execute amazing yoga classes and how to include fun extras like art activities, music, props, games, stories, breath work, and relaxation techniques.
  • Techniques for when a student doesn’t want to participate, how to change the energy level of a high energy or low energy class, and how to keep everyone safe in class.
  • Guidance for how to facilitate individual sessions/private lessons.
  • A chance to watch an experienced NGY teacher in action! Every training has observation classes led by the NGY trainer so students get to see real people in a real yoga class … the highs, the lows, and everything in between!
Upon finishing the course, you’ll receive a certificate of completion and have the opportunity to become a licensed Next Generation Yoga® Teacher and reap the benefits of our unique NGY Teacher Community!*

NGY Teacher Training for Disabilities & Differences Is For You If…

  • You are an adult who loves kids, teens, and/or young adults with disabilities and differences and yoga.
  • You are an adult who loves special populations and is curious about yoga. (No yoga experience is required).
  • You are a parent/grandparent/guardian/caregiver/sibling looking for ways to bond with your family member.
  • Your day job is in education as a teacher, support specialist, before/after school care provider, counselor, therapist, administrator, or homeschooler.
  • You work as a physical, occupational, speech, or mental health therapist, nurse or doctor, and would like to bring some variety and new techniques to your therapeutic offerings.
  • You are a librarian looking to provide unique story time experiences.
  • You are a yoga teacher who would like to diversify your teaching and business potential.
  • You offer other kinds of fun activities for special populations such as dance, martial arts, gymnastics, art, drama, camp, or sports. Yoga will have something to enhance your offerings!
  • You are a volunteer in a community or religious setting who wants to have more tools in the toolbox to keep participants focused and enthusiastic.

Your Investment…

  • $595** covers your tuition, registration, and materials fees.
  • Discounts may be available during early bird specials and for education professionals, students, and active military/veterans.

Continuing Ed and Reboot your Teaching…

  • The NGY Teacher Training for Disabilities & Differences can be used as continuing ed (CE) hours for Yoga Alliance.
  • Those who have completed this course in the past are eligible to retake this course for just $99 in order to jumpstart their creativity and curiosity. Contact us for more info!

RCYS Curriculum…

  • The Teacher Training for Disabilities and Differences is part of the 95-hour NGY RCYS (Registered Childrens Yoga School) curriculum. In addition to this course, those wishing to pursue RCYT designation must complete Teacher Training for 2-7 Year Olds, Teacher Training for 8-13 Year Olds, Advanced Teacher Training, and one additional electives to total 95 hours of training with NGY RCYS. For more info, visit HERE.
* In order to complete the training, you must attend in its entirety. This course is also one of the required foundation classes for the NGY 95-hour RCYS certification program.

** Additional fees may apply for those choosing a payment plan.

What NGY Grads are Saying…

If you would like to connect with a graduate of the Next Generation Yoga Teacher Training to find out about their certification experience and the NGY Teacher Community, visit the Find a Teacher directory.

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By the end of the training I felt inspired, confident, and connected to my future visions of bringing yoga into the lives of the children in my career as a teacher for children with special needs.

~ Pam Yoshihara

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