vanessaKahlon Family Services offers an educational yoga program specifically designed for children with Autism and other learning challenges.


How does it work?

KFS blends the principles of yoga, sensory integration, and developmentally based strategies that foster emotional, social and intellectual growth.

Who is the course for?

KFS welcomes parents, yoga instructors, teachers and other professionals working with children who have autism and other related disorders. This course benefits all individuals who wish to become more confident and effective in working with children with special needs.

Course Objective:

• Participants will deepen their understanding of Autism • Understanding key behavioral characteristics of Autism • Specific asanas tailored to the unique needs and strengths of the child • Overview of Sensory Integration • How to enter into the child’s world and build rapport • Materials used to enhance learning • How to develop mentally appropriate sequences that enhance learning and FUN!

Course developed and delivered by Vanessa Kahlon

Vanessa Kahlon, MA, has been working for over a decade with families who have children with developmental and learning challenges in San Francisco and Los Angeles area. In her various capacities, she has directed and supervised in-home Applied Behavioral Analysis programs for children on the autism spectrum, as well as facilitated social skills groups using YOGA in both school and community settings. She has extensive training in DIR-Floortime, and sensory integration. She has been using YOGA for many years with children who have ADD, anxiety and autism. Her program has show results on building self-esteem and creating a stronger sense of body awareness. She holds a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and is a Registered Yoga Instructor.

Where: Japan Karate Association 1218 5th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401 When: Saturday, June 23 & Sunday, June 24, 2012 Time: 2.30PM – 6.30PM Saturday 10.00AM – 6.00PM Sunday Fee: $450*

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(*Discount offers cannot be combined. See below for refund policy.)
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If you would like to participate in this training, please fill out the following registration form and click here to email it in, or mail it along with your payment to: Shana Meyerson, mini yogis, 11639 Chenault Street, #401, Los Angeles, CA 90049 (do not send any fees or correspondence to the karate academy!).

Space cannot be guaranteed until payment is complete, and space is limited, so reserve your spot early!
Questions? You can contact Shana via email by clicking here or call her at 310.471.9644 for more information.
Certificate of Completion will be earned upon completion. *Includes a $150 deposit. Deposits are refundable for up to 10 days from the date of registration, after which time they are no longer refundable. Any deposits made on or after May 1, 2012 are non-refundable. Refunds will incur a $50 processing fee. No refunds or credits will be issued within 72 hours of the training.

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