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Yoga and Mindfulness: Brain-Body Strategies for Children and Adolescents


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Format: DVD Video (4+ hours)   Instructions
Details: Multi-disc DVD recording (6 hours, 4 minutes) with electronic manual and instructions.



  • Learn 5 calming yoga techniques for classrooms or consults
  • Non-Medication treatments for processing issues
  • Practice 6 breathing techniques to improve attention
  • Experience attention building strategies with auditory and tactile senses
  • Assimilate creative rest and rejuvenation skills
  • 7 steps to unhook from electronic device overuse
  • Define 10 steps to build healthy nutrition for families of ADHD and spectrum disorders
Today, families and children are experiencing extreme stress. This can be reflected in children’s diminished academic, attention, and social skills to problems in sensory processing, physical health, depression and self-injurious behaviors. This creates conflict in following routines, managing emotional or physical responses or adjusting to transitions. Ranging from those who react to stress with violent behaviors, or who are overly withdrawn, to high achievers, this extreme stress that shows itself in sensory processing issues crosses cultural and economic barriers.
Attend this seminar and learn 10 brain body strategies for children with ADHD, autism and sensory issues who struggle with paying attention, following directions, managing their emotions, completing daily tasks, eating, socializing and communicating.
You will discover cutting edge evidenced-based strategies for school, clinic and home settings that include: grounding breath, contact improvisation, open focus, digital detox plan, sensory feeling wheel, easeful parenting techniques, and body sensing yoga. We will use interactive demonstrations, experiential anatomy, discussion, physical exercises, and break out groups.
You will learn specific yoga, mindfulness and embodying techniques to help children to: inhabit their body instead of disassociating from it, experience a core place of stillness, translate body mind knowledge into function and feel comfortable and safe in sensation. Participants will walk away with The Attunement Lifestyle Questionnaire and techniques to use this integrative consulting tool with families.


How Mind Body Techniques Help
  • Research on yoga in schools
  • Quieting the mind
  • Preschool to adolescents PTSD
  • Layering the senses
  • Mutual regulation model infants & adults
Building Attention: Non-Medication Tools
  • Sequencing and end points
  • Mirroring and visual
  • Breathing with senses
  • Power of neutral – disengage negatives
  • Sensory feeling wheel
Alerting Techniques
  • Standing seated poses
  • One-foot balance
  • Limbic system and olfactory
  • Seated Vinyasa
  • Pilates and core
  • Grounding breath activity
Tools for Calming the Nervous System
  • Rest and restorative
  • Warrior series
  • Sleep activity- relaxation
  • Heavy work
  • Contact improvisation
  • Proprioceptive
  • Lockdown strategies
  • Open focus for vision
Strategies for Executive Function
  • Step-by-step digital detox program
  • Unplug, move, embody, feel, act
  • Body based repair
  • Brain boosts
Consulting Strategies: Empowering Families to Opt in on Lifestyle Change
  • Lifestyle questionnaire
  • Using results
  • Teaching families tools
  • Schedules
  • De cluttering
  • Redefining non-screen time family fun
Tools for Positive Nutrition
  • 10-Step plan
  • Common additives, allergies, toxins,
  • Pesticides research
  • Dietary changes
Pulling it All Together
  • Discover how alternatives to medication and mind body techniques help clients.
  • Show how to incorporate effective tools for building and shifting attention.
  • Explain how to create alerting with movement and senses.
  • Develop tools for calming using breath, yoga and visualization.
  • Demonstrate an executive function and repair plan for middle and high school students.
  • Practice a screening tool about Family lifestyle management and electronic detox.
  • Describe a 10-step modification plan to healthy nutrition for spectrum disorders and ADHD.

About the Speaker:

Barbara Neiman, OTR/L, Certified yoga teacher 200 YTT, and Certified Practitioner of Body Mind Centering have been working with pediatrics and adults and practicing yoga and meditation for 35 years. She is an advocate of Integrative Medicine and the Body Mind Spirit Connection. She has empowered hundreds of clinicians, clients and families using alternative, integrative solutions. Barbara is trained with Embodyoga of Amherst, Mass in the 200-hour training for certification in November 2013 and attended the 2013 Body Mind Centering Conference in Boulder, Colorado. She has been published in the New Paltz Times on “Reducing School Stress”, written for Advance Magazine and has been featured on telesummits, a webcast on “Integrating Mind Body Spirit Medicine into your Healthcare Practice” and the Holistic Occupational Therapy conference call on “Attunement”. Barbara coaches people to create integrative therapy practices, teaches online courses and maintains a blog at www.wakeuptowhoyouare.com.