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imtyoga™ for the anxious child 15-16 May 2021


imtyoga™ for the anxious child two day intensive.

Yoga and inclusive movement therapy training for Autism, ADHD and complex needs.

Dates: 15 – 16 May 2021

Time: 10am – 4pm GMT

Course leaders: Cathy Underwood and Mikaela Shalders

Online learning – Zoom platform


What is yoga and inclusive movement therapy?

Yoga and inclusive movement therapy for the anxious child – imtyoga™ – two day training module offers somatic techniques and lesson plans to support the physical and emotional wellbeing of individuals and groups living with Autism, ADHD, complex and neuro diverse needs.

Who’s it for?

Our modules are person centred and blend yoga, movement to music, Mindfulness and deep relaxation techniques together with effective teaching strategies and framework design – ideal for special educational needs staff, allied heath-care professionals, service providers, yoga teachers, dance instructors, PE dept, carers and parents.


Participants learn user friendly, practical skills that can be immediately implemented to support individuals and groups with self regulation, confidence, social skills and learning. 

Benefits include:

  • Breathing techniques to reduce stress and anxiety
  • Yoga to improve posture, strength, flexibility and mobility
  • Movement therapy – coordination, spacial awareness and creativity
  • Mindfulness to help focus energy and relaxation for self regulation

Learning objectives:

  • Understand anxiety and the impact it has on mood and behaviour
  • Develop a greater understanding of the sensory system
  • Learn fun breathing strategies to assist in self regulation
  • Design yoga and movement therapy lesson plans to meet individual and group goals
  • Explore Mindfulness techniques to enhance relaxation

Bonus resources:

  • A digital course manual including a list of tried and tested resources that will support the practical sessions
  • Access to recorded practical elements available for a limited period after the weekend
  • On completion participants will receive a certificate of attendance for CPD updates 14 hours

Course leaders:

Cathy Underwood – imtyoga™ founder and course director, yoga and movement therapist

Cathy is a registered senior yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance Professionals UK and is currently studying a masters in Yoga therapy, neuroscience and psychiatry.

With a wealth of experience teaching for special groups, Cathy specialises in areas of complex mental health conditions, addiction therapy and SEN. Her clients include The Priory Hospital, Elphis recovery unit, Ambitious about Autism, The TreeHouse School and National Autistic Society.

She is the recipient of five business awards and is a Female Founder Ambassador, in conjunction with Enterprise Enfield and JPMorgan, supporting women in business. 

Mikaela Shalders – imtyoga™ for the anxious child course leader and occupational therapist

Mikaela has a Masters in Occupational Therapy and a Bachelor in Health Studies from Latrobe University Bendigo, Australia.

Now living in London, she is the senior occupational therapist for The London Children’s Practice and brings a wealth of experience to the modules.

Mikaela specialises in Autism sensory processing issues, early intervention and has completed additional training in circle of security and attachment theory. Mikaela works within many schools across London and is an expert witness supporting families through the EHCP application and tribunals. She hopes to see a future were all children access learning to reach their full potential.