Sunday, October 8 • 8:00am - 9:30am
Making Yoga and Mindfulness Accessible to Children of ALL Abilities FILLING

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This workshop is designed to help ensure that ALL children can experience the benefits of yoga and mindfulness with their peers - including children with autism, developmental disabilities, learning differences, and other health conditions. The goal is to teach children the tools to be present, develop self-awareness, regulation, and physical control to support their social-emotional and academic growth.

This presentation will include yoga, movement, and mindfulness experiences, video, powerpoint and discussion.

Yoga and Mindfulness:
• Helps children to be present, calm, focused, and experience their true nature.
• Teaches children awareness of the physical body including: balance, strength, and flexibility.
• Teaches children life long tools for kindness and compassion toward self and others.

Participants will:
1) Learn and experience yoga and mindfulness techniques and programs (including sound, yoga and breathing) to help improve attention, executive functioning, self-awareness, regulation, motor control, empathy, kindness, and compassion.
2) Understand current brain research and neuroscience related to yoga, mindfulness and stress reduction practices.
3) Participate in breathing, visualization, and relaxation activities to calm, energize, and promote awareness.
4) Leave feeling calm and energized!

We bring our unique perspective from our pediatric physical and occupational therapy backgrounds together with our yoga teaching for a fun, playful, calming and focusing experience for children.

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Brenda Bakke, M.Ed., PT, C-IAYT

Brenda Bakke, MEd, PT, C-IAYT:  Brenda is an experienced pediatric physical therapist who has successfully integrated yoga practices into her treatment sessions since 1999.  She has trained with Sonia Sumar, founder of Yoga for the Special Child (YSC), and has completed the Basic... Read More →
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Mary Fuhr

Maple Valley Pediatric Therapy
I am an Occupational Therapist, yoga teacher and Accessible Yoga Ambassador. I would love to learn more about how people are using yoga to help people with a variety of different medical conditions and mental health issues.

Sunday October 8, 2017 8:00am - 9:30am
Room 231 City College SF Mission Campus, 1125 Valencia Street, San Francisco CA 94110

Attendees (20)