A Powerful Source lies inside of you.
If you’ve found your way here you want a new model of healing for you and/or your child, with a lens on the whole person. A powerful source lies inside of every person. One that is courageous, clear, compassionate, calm and creative. Even if you can't feel it right now I can help you and/or your child connect to your inner resources, find resilience, balance and joy.
I hold a Masters in Teaching with certifications in Early Childhood, Childhood and Special Education, teaching both neuro typical and atypical children. With over 15 years experience, I’ve helped children with Autism, Downs syndrome, sensory regulation/processing issues, ADHD/ADD, traumatic brain injury, Cerebral Palsy, speech and language delays as well as high functioning people with learning disabilities/differences.
I’m also a certified Yoga teacher and Yoga therapist (C-IAYT). Yoga therapy is the application of yogic tools; postures/movements, breathwork, meditation and more, to address an individual’s physical, mental and emotional needs. Yoga therapists are highly trained, with course work commensurate to a Masters. Besides my work in Yoga for Special Needs, I piloted the Yoga for Breast Cancer class at Nyack Hospital, and developed yoga programs for addiction and trauma.
My work is based on knowing that all disabilities originate in the body and how it is working. Combining the best educational strategies with techniques that help the body function at its personal best allows powerful growth to occur.
Discover how I can help you lead your best possible life.
"Yael has worked with our autistic son since March of 2019, and he has shown increased focus, relatedness and responsive language. Yael has become an integral part of our lives, not only helping our son, but working with us as a family to achieve amazing results. Her patience and care as she goes above and beyond expectations is priceless." - The Dunn Family
Empowered Parents Coaching
Sometimes being the parent of a child with special needs can be overwhelming. You want the best for your child but you're not sure how to help them. Daily life can seem like an uphill battle full of glitches and frustration.
Empowered Parents Coaching puts you in the driver seat. During a thorough intake we will target and prioritize your areas of concern for you and your child. I will then develop a plan that works with your unique parenting style and outlook. You will be given simple, easy to implement strategies that you can begin using immediately. I will guide you every step of the way as you gain comfort and proficiency. Significant change can happen quickly, giving you a sense of mastery and ease.
Coaching is individualized and includes techniques for:
becoming an expert at managing difficult behaviors
increasing communication and relatedness
developing play and social skills
fostering independence at home and in community settings
self care strategies and mindfulness for parents
sessions can be in person, via phone or in private Zoom meetings.
Executive Function Coaching for ADHD/ADD
Whether you are the parent of a school age child, a college student or an adult living with ADD/ADHD, disorganization, lack of consistency and follow through can leave you with a massive to list and a pile of unfinished projects. You know you are capable of so much more but can't find a working structure that lets you accomplish your goals. Executive Function Coaching can be the answer to your struggles. In our coaching sessions you with learn and implement tools that work for you from our very first session.
During our work together you will:
Implement, practice and master strategies until they become easy and natural to use.
Begin work immediately, learning how to take simple steps and follow through to completion.
Have follow up in between coaching sessions to ensure you use the strategies effectively.
Learn sensory regulation and brain balancing techniques that support and enhance the strategies and systems you are using.
Begin accomplishing your goals from the very first session.
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Yoga for Special Needs
Yoga is a multidimensional and holistic practice that targets many of the physical, mental and sensory issues of people with Special Needs. Traditionally, yoga was practiced in private sessions with student and teacher. I use this model so I can target the unique concerns of each student I work with. Special Education strategies are seamlessly integrated into each session to provide the opportunity for optimal growth and development. I offer compassionate and highly effective tools to help your child develop a greater sense of well being that they can carry over into daily life. Over time your child will feel more ease in their body as well as greater sensory regulation and focus.
After a comprehensive intake to assess your child's strengths, weaknesses and general level of functioning individual sessions are designed to:
Improve sensory regulation
Learn brain balancing techniques
Increase cognitive functioning
Develop social awareness
Target language skills
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In the Media
"Yael's intuitive Yoga Therapy is thoughtful and caring. She is dedicated to empowering her clients in the healing process, be it through physical or mental transformation. Having a knowledgable yoga healer like Yael on your side can support the deep and lasting change needed to live in optimal health and alignment."
Dana Slamp, Director of Prema Yoga Therapeutics
Your Best Life Starts Here
Valley Cottage, NY 10989