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Therapeutic Yoga Skills for those Treating Children with Trauma
with Joanne Lloyd



Clinical settings see children presenting with behavioral struggles, anxiety, depression, poor self regulation, and with social and family issues. Such presentation can be strong indicators of a child with a trauma history. Children with a trauma history struggle with trust, self awareness, hyper arousal, and self regulation. Research shows that trauma can be held deep within the body and that yoga and mindfulness can be unique tools to help guide people to a more healing experience.

In this experiential workshop, we will:

  • Review brain development
  • Learn about the impact of trauma on the developing brain
  • Understand what therapeutic yoga is
  • Explore clinical factors of providing therapeutic yoga with children who have a trauma history
  • Practice therapeutic yoga techniques and tools to incorporate your setting
  • Highlight specific techniques for working with children presenting with depression and anxiety
  • Explore ways to incorporate breath work and mindfulness skills into everyday practice

Application and transferability of skills for a variety of different ages and settings will be discussed.

This two day workshop is geared for social workers, mental health clinicians, school teachers and administrators, guidance counselors, daycare providers, health professionals, yoga teachers and family members.

Date: Saturday, June 1st, 1:00pm - 7:00pm; and Sunday, June 2nd, 9:00am - 5:00pm.
Fee: $495

Call (646)638-1444 to reserve your space for this wonderful workshop.

Joanne Lloyd is a clinical social worker and psychotherapist in the Boston area and an independent therepeutic kids yoga teacher. She provides therapeutic yoga at a specialized, trauma sensitive after school program in Boston and for children recovering from severe burns with Shriners Hospital for Children. Her past experience includes working as an Emergency Department Social Worker in Level 1 Trauma Centers for 12 years. She has been practicing yoga with children and their families for the past 11 years. Joanne has spoken nationally for school districts, professional development in social service organizations and at conferences about the benefits of therapeutic yoga in clinical settings. Joanne's 200-hour family yoga teacher training certification is with Radiant Child Yoga. She also has been trained in CircusYoga, Yoga Kids and through Karma Kids Yoga. Her therapeutic yoga work includes trainign wth Soulful Yoga and Zenergy Yoga.



Refresher Workshop for KKY Trained Teachers Only
with Shari Vilchez-Blatt





Join Shari and some of the amazing instructors at Karma Kids Yoga for a fun afternoon reviewing our techniques and tools for a successful season!

We will:

  • Practice Arm Balances and Inversions
  • Practice, review and learn new Partner Poses
  • Practice, review and learn new Group Poses
  • Play lots of Yoga Games - review and learn new games
  • Experience new activities for your classes
  • Discuss anything that's on your mind - Q&A time
  • Have a very special relaxation experience
  • Play yoga and laugh for hours!

The primary focus is to refresh our skills, tricks, poses, learn new things and connect with the kids yoga community in the NY, NJ and CT area! If you've taken the course before 2015, there is so much more to learn!

Come Play Yoga!

Date: Friday, June 7th, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Fee: $150. Those that attend can purchase the latest manual for only $25! ($20 savings)

Call (646)638-1444 to reserve your space.


Baby Yoga & Developmental Movement Workshop
with Shari Vilchez-Blatt



Infants are natural yogis. They naturally move through many of the primary yoga poses in their developmental process from birth through creeping, crawling, standing and walking. They need to do this to develop the natural curves in their spines as well as build strength in their muscles.

In this workshop, you will learn baby exercises and yoga poses to strengthen growing muscles, aid in digestion, promote better sleeping patterns and help your infant towards the next stage of development - sitting, crawling, standing and walking. You'll learn exercises for their developmental process and brain development, and important methods for soothing. It's also a great bonding tool for parents.

Join Shari for 3 1/2 hours of baby yoga fun! In addition to infant yoga poses, you'll learn songs and routines, great sequences for babies, and how to set the environment for a great yoga experience.

This workshop is great for Postnatal Yoga Teachers, new parents and grandparents, Pediatric PTs/OTs, daycare workers, caregivers, and anyone that works with infants.

Dates: Friday, June 14th, 9:00am - 12:30pm
Fee: $150, which includes Baby Yoga manual


Registration Policy: Payment in full is required to reserve your space in any course, which is non-refundable. There is also a $40 processing fee to change the date of your course to a future date. If you change the date of the course you planned to attend within 2 weeks or less of the course, there will be a $100 fee. The original payment will be applied to a future course or workshop only. If we cancel a course, a full refund is available.

We are located at 25 West 23rd Street • between 5th and 6th Avenues. Our Phone is (646)638-1444 and email downdog@karmakidsyoga.com
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