November 18, 2023
10:00 am - 1:15 pm
Sibling Support Workshop (for families of children with disabilities)
Learning Level 1: Introductory/Awareness
Intended Audience – Family Members
Description – Families will learn and be able to apply basic yoga and mindfulness practices and develop an understanding of how mindfulness based strategies can improve self-regulation, confidence, and body awareness. They will also explore multi-sensory breathing techniques that can be used across multiple settings and scenarios, as well as self-care strategies for themselves. If you are an early childhood professional serving young children with disabilities, please share this information with their families.
This event does NOT provide any formal continuing education credit, such as CPDUs, CE credit, or EI credit. Certificates will not be issued.
In collaboration with: Florissa • Easter Seals Chicago • Kreider Services Inc.
Kara is a local yoga instructor. She first entered the health and wellness field as a massage/myofascial therapist in 2008. After 13 years working solely in curative care, she laid down roots as a yoga instructor to shift her focus to a more preventative approach to well-being. Shortly after receiving her RYT200, she completed a 95-hour certification in Trauma Informed Kids & Teens Yoga and became registered as an RCYT in 2022. She is also in the process of completing her RYT500 through Yoga Medicine, looking at an old familiar path from a new viewpoint. The focus of her studies is on fascia, the nervous system, mental and emotional health, and the human response to trauma.
Venue: Nash Recreation Center