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MAY 14 -20, 2011

Taught by
Internationally Renowned Yoga Therapist and Author

Yoga for the Special Child®, LLC is a comprehensive program of Yoga techniques designed to enhance the natural development of children with special needs. Our style of Yoga is gentle and therapeutic – safe for babies and children with Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Microcephaly, Autism and other developmental disabilities. These methods also provide an effective treatment for children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder, ADHD and Learning Disabilities.
Our therapeutic program includes:
· An integrated series of balanced Yoga poses to increase body awareness, strength and flexibility
· Specialized breathing exercises and relaxation techniques to improve concentration and reduce hyperactivity
· An early intervention program to assure the healthy formative development of infants and toddlers

Yoga for the Special Child®, LLC training programs offer a unique learning environment for children and their parents, special education teachers, Yoga teachers and health care professionals. Courses are taught by internationally renowned Yoga therapist and author Sonia Sumar, whose innovative teaching methods have been improving the lives of children with special needs for 39 years.

The Basic Certification Program begins at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 14 and ends
at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, May 20. The daily schedule includes classes from 9:00 a.m. to
5:00 p.m. (NOTE Exception: Sunday May 15, 1:00 – 6:00 pm) with a one and a half
hour lunch break. Participants must arrange their own meals and accommodations.

Program Location: Canadian Memorial Church & Centre for Peace, 1825 west 16th
Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. V6J 2M3.

Contact: Renata Gaertner at to register and for more info.

Tuition: $960.00 (Cdn. Currency) per adult or $990.00 if paying by PAY PAL. A
$275.00 non-refundable deposit will reserve your space. All fees must be paid in full by April 14, 2011.

Mailing Address: Yoga for the Special Child, LLC
4812 benchmark Ct Sarasota FL 34238
Fax: 941-925-9433

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