Look For NEW Certification Programs in the Near Future!

In the summer of 2018, we hope to launch certification programs for professionals and students who wish to learn how to teach Adapted Yoga, Movement! and Basic Somatic Rehabilitation. Check in to these pages in spring for dates and course information.

The Spiral Movement Center offers many different workshop formats for parents, teachers, schools, or special needs institutions. Below are some of our more popular programs—please contact SMC for more information, availability and current rates.  You can also special request custom workshops for the particular needs of your teaching environment.

How To Teach Adapted Yoga to Kids With Special Needs

Adapted Yoga can help children with special needs learn how to be calm, relaxed and gain more awareness of their own body. Our Adapted Yoga certification program is packed with experiential learning, sample lesson plans and online teaching tips.  Participants will learn how to work safely with children with special needs, how to organize class structure, how to adapt yoga poses for the children, and how to keep their class creative and evolving. Highly recommended for parents, teachers, caregivers and yoga professionals to start their own Adapted Yoga program.

MOVEMENT! Teacher workshop

The MOVEMENT! certification program will teach you about running a creative gross motor program based on MOVEMENT!® principles.  Training objectives include motor teaching strategies, lesson planning, physical assessment, relaxation activities and much more!  Some teaching aids provided.  The training itself is highly experiential—we encourage all teachers to participate in and experience movement activities so they can learn what their children will learn.

BodySongs & Stories™ Workshop for Parents & Caregivers

The BodySongs & Stories certification program is designed for parents, teachers or somatic professionals to incorporate touch techniques to help calm and relax children.  BodySongs & Stories™ are massage techniques accompanied by singing and narratives—they are ideal to use during transitions between activities, for helping de-escalate a crisis, or simply to use before nap or bed times.  DVD and handouts provided.  Training objectives will be to how to do touch textures, sing the songs, and identify calming strategies—very popular workshop with parents!

Somatic Re-education Techniques for Parents & Caregivers

Somatic bodywork techniques can be used to help children in many important ways including releasing contractures, re-patterning body co-ordinations, and inducing a state of calm in children.   The somatics certification program is geared towards parents, caregivers, personal support workers and other front line people who care for children with disabilities or special needs.  It will explore basic bodywork techniques and principles which can help your child release, stretch and tone muscles. 

  • Reserve a Spot

    If you’d like to reserve a spot for any of these workshop or training programs simply would like to make an inquiry, please send us an email and we’ll be sure to write back.