Yoga for the Special Child Program (Sonia Sumar Method)
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Yoga for the Special Child Program (Sonia Sumar Method)

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Yoga for the Special Child®, LLC is multi-level comprehensive Program of Yoga techniques designed to enhance the natural development of children and adults with special needs. Our style of Yoga is gentle and beneficial, safe for babies, children and adults with Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Microcephaly, Autism and other developmental challenges. These methods also provide an effective treatment for children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder, ADHD and Learning Disabilities.

Courses are taught by internationally renowned Yoga therapist and author Sonia Sumar, whose innovative teaching methods have been improving the lives of children and adults with special needs for over 40 years.

Our Therapeutic Programme includes:

  • An integrated series of balanced Yoga poses to increase body awareness and strength.
  • Specialized breathing exercises and relaxation techniques to improve concentration.
  • An early intervention program to assure the healthy formative development of infants, toddlers and children.

Suitable for parents, special education teachers, Yoga teachers and health care professionals.


The Part 1 comprehensive training program provides the essential tools for working with children with special needs. Using hands-on instruction, Sonia (Sivakami) Sumar, guides program participants through each stage of the special child’s development. Topics include how to evaluate infants and children, how to create the optimum home environment and how to work with specific syndromes and disorders.

The Part 1 curriculum includes:​

✅ Specific techniques for evaluating infants and children up to 3 years of age

✅ The different components of interacting and bonding with infants/children

✅ The components of Yoga for infants and children with special needs

✅ The description of the physiological/psychological benefits

✅ The four stages of development

            1)   Preparatory Stage (birth – 6 months)

            2)   Inductive Stage (6 months – 1 year)

            3)   Interactive Stage (1 – 2 years)

            4)   Imitative Stage (2 – 3 years)         

✅ Specific techniques for evaluating and working with kids 3-12 years old

✅ Videos and/or demonstration of working with children of different ages

✅ Contra-indications.

✅ Relaxation techniques


June 26 - 28 (Fri - Sun)

July 3 - 5 (Fri - Sun)

July 10 - 12 (Fri - Sun)


Friday : 7pm-10pm 

Saturday and Sunday: 7am- 9:30am and 7:00pm-9:30pm 

Fees: USD880

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WhatsApp +65  9783 7313


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