“In the YEAS Training, Vanessa not only shared her wealth of experience, she also taught and equipped me with a brilliant structure. In learning how to use the terrific resources her “back pack”, I feel empowered to be more specific and responsive in my work with children so that they can be more successful and self-confident.”
– Leah Kalish, MA, Founder of Move-with-Me Yoga Adventures & Yoga Pretzels

“Vanessa is a brilliant specialist who has dedicated her life and love to working and connecting with children on the autism spectrum. Thanks to her and the techniques she taught me, I am also able to work with this population who can benefit so deeply from the practice of yoga.”
– Shana Meyerson, Founder of mini yogis

“Vanessa’s approach to working with children with special needs was exactly what I was looking for. She provided an overview of what Autism is for the participants who had little or no experience working with children with special needs and logically progressed to strategies that could be used to bring yoga to children that are non-verbal, physically challenged and struggling to manage their behaviors. She walked us through a typical session and gave us case study scenarios to organize and teach our own session during the training. I was able to take what I learned and immediately adapt my yoga sessions with the children that I currently work with. I noticed monumental changes in just a couple of sessions!”
– Julia J., Teacher and Yoga Instructor

I recommend this course for anyone with an interest in teaching yoga not in a cookie-cutter prescribed way but with great care, thought and love for each individual. Vanessa will show you how to teach yoga-not only as a form of exercise but as a set of invaluable life skills ( that includes but is not limited to self regulation/ calming, focus, self-awareness, balance, coordination, sequencing, self-esteem and communication skills building, and language stimulation) to kids with varying ability levels, sensory processing disorders, blindness and on all parts of the spectrum! This course will open your minds and hearts to the concept that anything can be learned with enough dedication! –Anne Tong