A Powerful Source Lies Inside Of  You

How I Can Help 

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. With over 15 years experience as a special educator and yoga teacher I've witnessed a powerful source that lies inside of everyone. It 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 and find resilience, balance and joy. Through our work together powerful growth can occur.

I hold a Master's in Teaching with certifications in Early Childhood, Childhood and Special Education, teaching both neuro typical and atypical children. I’ve helped 100+ 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). In addition to my work in Yoga for Special Needs, I piloted the Yoga for Breast Cancer class at Montefiore Nyack Hospital, and have developed  yoga programs for addiction and trauma.

Discover how I can help you lead your best possible life.

 
 
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"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 Parent Coaching

Sometimes being a parent can be overwhelming.  You want the best for your child, but you're not sure how to help them. Daily life can feel like an uphill battle full of glitches and frustration. 

Empowered Parent 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 

  • smooth transitions 

  • 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 conducted in person, via phone or in private virtual meetings.

                                         

Offerings

 

Private Yoga

Open to all levels and abilities

Approved  Provider for Self Direction Insurance

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Yoga is a multidimensional and holistic practice that addresses many of the physical, mental and emotional needs of every individual, including 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. Every person is different and benefits from personalized yoga sessions that address them as a whole person.  I offer compassionate and highly effective tools to help you or your loved one develop a greater sense of general well being. Over time clients feel increased physical and emotional ease and an increased capacity to function in daily life.

 

A comprehensive intake lets me assess each client's strengths, weaknesses and general level of functioning. Individual sessions are designed to:

  • Improve gross motor movement and spatial awareness

  • Improve sensory and emotional regulation

  • Promote brain health and cognitive functioning

  • Increase social awareness  

1 Hour: $125  1/2 Hour: $70

 

Kundalini Yoga

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Kundalini Yoga is called the Yoga of Awareness. It is a dynamic, powerful tool that is designed to give you an experience of your true identity.It can help you experience health, happiness and wholeness.

Kundalini Yoga is unlike other forms of yoga you may have previously practiced. It is an integration of meditation, breath work, and specific exercises that help you confront and transcend your limits. Kundalini practice strengthens and balances your nervous system, glandular system and chakras ( your body's energy centers). It brings balance to the body, mind and spirit so you can reach your creative potential.

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"Yael's Kundalini class has been a life changing experience. Each class is full of wisdom, joy and enlightenment. It's played a tremendous role in helping me heal from losses in my life and opened a hidden door to my inner world."      Vivian Li                                                                                                                                        

 

In the Media

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Volunteer of the Month

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"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

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 I hope it was helpful to you. If you need more information, have a question or would like to offer a suggestion, you can get in touch with me by filling out this form or using the phone number or email listed below.

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Contact Info

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845-323-0139

Valley Cottage, NY 10989

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