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Shawnee Thornton Hardy

Shawnee Thornton Hardy is a 500 RYT, E-RYT, RCYT (Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher), Yoga Therapist and M.Ed. Shawnee has worked with children with autism and special needs for over 16 years. She has specialized in working with children who have significant cognitive and language delays, sensory processing deficits, as well as severe behavior problems. Through her study and experience teaching yoga to her students in her classroom, she quickly realized the benefits of yoga on her student’s attention and focus, reduced anxiety, body awareness and development of calming strategies. Shawnee wrote a published a book, Asanas for Autism and Special Needs – Yoga to Help Children with Their Emotions, Self-Regulation and Body Awareness and started a Yoga School through Yoga Alliance in order to train others in yoga approaches to support children with autism and special needs. Shawnee is dedicated to helping support children and adults with autism and special needs in developing strategies to cope with stress in order to live happier, healthier more peaceful lives. Website: www.asanasforautismandspecialneeds Asanas for Autism and Special Needs on Amazon: Facebook: Twitter: