Adaptive Yoga for Children with Neurological Differences: Go With The Flow

This one day course will focus on utilizing Yoga and NDT techniques and philosophy for those children with neurological and/or developmental challenges. There are many benefits to everyone to incorporating Yoga into their daily routine. Individuals of all ages and abilities can benefit from a yoga practice. It engages every aspect of body and mind connection to include physical gains, organization of the sensory systems, and the connections within the brain. We will discuss and identify how the two theories can overlap, through participation in performing the poses, making adaptations for all levels/abilities, labs and video presentations. This course is appropriate for OT's, PT's, ST's, Educators and Developmental Specialists working in a variety of settings.

Yoga benefits for children, especially for those with special challenges:
Appropriate Disciplines: OT/COTA, PT/PTA, SLP/SLPA
Course Level: Intermediate
Assessment Methods: Hands on Labs, Q&A and Self-Assessment on Evaluation Form

AOTA Classification Codes
Domain of OT: Activity Demands, Performance Skills
OT Process: Evaluation


  1. Attend as part of the LIVE STUDIO AUDIENCE in Gulf Breeze, Florida - Studio audience seats are limited - so register today!
  2. Attend via LIVE STREAM from anywhere around the world. Live stream participants will login to access the event from their computer.





Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

Course Instructor(s)

Nancy Marin


Nancy Marin, OTR/L, C-NDT, IYT, a 1983 graduate of Florida International University with a BS in OT, has over 30 years experience in Pediatrics. She is the owner/president of Occuplay, Inc. in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida where she practices full time in both the private and natural environments settings, from Early Intervention through age 25. She is certified in Advance Baby Treatment through NDTA, Inc., certified Integrative Yoga Therapist, 200 hours, certified provider of The Listening Program- Bone conduction, Tomatis consultant and Reiki Master. Nancy’s experience with special needs children includes private pediatric outpatient, preschool and home environments. Nancy has a true passion for working with neurologically involved children as well as those with Sensory Integrative Disorders and continues to seek out new ways to touch the lives of the children and families she works with.

Financial Disclosure: Nancy receives honoraria from CIAO for the presentation of her live courses and royalties for the sale of her recorded courses. Nancy receives income as the owner of Occuplay, Inc.
Non-financial Disclosure: There are no relevant relationships to disclose.

Course Agenda

Day 1

08:30 - 10:00
Core Principles of Yoga and Yoga Therapy
10:00 - 10:15
10:15 - 12:00
Understanding Importance of Breath Work
12:00 - 12:30
Lunch (on your own)
12:30 - 02:15
Poses Specific for CP, Down Syndrome, Sensory Processing
02:15 - 02:30
02:30 - 03:30
Lab with Postures
03:30 - 04:00
Q & A

Contact hours pre-approved for:

  • 6.5 hours
  • CIAO is an ASHA Approved Provider #AAWA (0.65 ASHA CEUs) bubble sheet required
  • CIAO is an AOTA Approved Provider #4119 (0.65 AOTA CEUs)
  • This course meets PDU requirements for NBCOT (7.8 PDUs - Clinical Lab Assessment)
  • CIAO is an Illinois Approved Provider for PT/PTA Continuing Education
  • CIAO is recognized as an Approved Provider for PT/PTAs by the NYSE Dept State Board for PT
  • This activity is provided by the TBPTE Accredited Prov. #2502009#TX
  • This activity meets the continuing competence requirements for PT/PTA license renewal in TX
  • The Physical Therapy Board of California recognizes CIAO Seminars as an Approval Agency to Approve Providers Offering Continuing Competency Courses
  • The Physical Therapy Board of California has determined that CIAO meets the standards set forth in section 1399.95 of the CA Code of Regulations
  • CIAO is a PT Approved Provider #BAP202310092 for the Oklahoma Medical Board. All PT courses for the 2022-2023 reporting period are approved.
  • CIAO is a Rule Approved Provider for the Florida Board of Physical Therapy
  • CIAO is an Approved Provider for the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
  • Pre-Approved for:
  • 6.5 Hrs PT/PTAs in CA(CIAO22-28), IL, MD, OK(#BAP202310092), TX (APTA TX #2502009#TX; 6.5CCUs)
  • 6.5 Hrs. Registered with CEBroker for OT/COTAs in AL, AZ, GA, LA, MS, SC, TN
  • 6.5 Hrs. Registered with CEBroker for PT/PTAs in AZ, GA, OK, SC, TN
  • 7.5 Hrs. OT/COTAs and PT/PTAs in FL (CE Broker #20-660661)
  • 7.8 Hrs. PT/PTAs in NY

Contact hours applied for:

  • PT/PTA's in NM

Course meets requirements for:

  • PT/PTAs in AL,AK, AZ, CO, CT, DC, DE, GA, HI, ID, IN, IA, KS, KY, ME, MD, MA, MI, MO, MT,
  • PT/PTAs in NE, NH, NC, ND, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WY
  • OT/COTAs in AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, GA, HI, ID, IA, IN, KS, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT,
  • OT/COTAs in NE, NV, NH, NJ,, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WV, WY

  • Intermediate Level
    0.65 ASHA CEUs

    The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

    CIAO is recognized on the NBCOT Provider Registry (meets PDU requirements for NBCOT)

    CIAO Automatically reports to CE Broker for Florida Occupational and Physical Therapists and Assistants. Florida SLPs can either use the ASHA CE Participant Form (Bubble Sheet) or self-submit through CE Broker.