This program is designed to give yoga teachers and yoga therapists a comprehensive overview of how they can support students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
To provide you with a general foundation, yoga teacher and psychotherapist Kathryn Templeton explains what ASD is—and what it isn't—and then offers a detailed road map for how you can build successful yoga practices for this population. You'll also get three complete sequences for people with ASD that you can use with your own students, and you'll learn how to integrate ayurvedic principles into the experience.
Even if you've never thought about working with people who have ASD, if you teach public classes, you never know if someone with ASD might show up. Use this as a resource to create a safe and welcoming experience for all of your students.
Kathryn Templeton, MA, RDT/MT, E-RYT 500, is an Ayurvedic practitioner who has devoted her life to the health of others. A psychotherapist for more than 30 years, Kathryn is a master teacher in the field of Drama Therapy and continues to work both clinically and as an educator specializing in the treatment of individuals with complex trauma. As an E-RYT 500, NAMA Certified Ayurvedic practitioner and senior Para Yoga teacher, Kathryn has worked to develop specialized treatments integrating the principles of yoga, Ayurveda and clinical psychology.