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Trauma-Informed Yoga and Body-Mind Therapy Training

for Educators as well as Adoption and Mental Health Professionals
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Do a training or workshop with Barbara

on how to use her new book

The Adopted Teen Workbook




Barbara gives trainings and does phone and video consulting, as well as speaking at events


Barbara not only teaches and gives workshops to larger groups, but you can also have Barbara consult with you one-on one via phone or video call, and you can also have her come and speak to your business, practice or small group. Get in touch now to learn more about how she can help.

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Barbara helps kids move, get strong and be their best. Contact Barbara to schedule an appointment. (845) 796-6460

 Holistic Pediatric Occupational Therapy Office


5 Academy St., New Paltz, NY

- handwriting

- sensory processing

- self regulation

- growth and fine motor skills

- mindfulness & yoga for children

The Adopted Teen Workbook Curriculum Training


A great resource for:

  •     Agencies

  •     Mental health professionals

  •     Therapists 

  •     Parents and professionals

  •     Young adult adoptees, mentors or teens

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Trauma-Informed Yoga and Mindfulness for Mental Health Professionals


This is an approach that honors clients at their pace of comfort and tolerance. Using the breath, somatic exercise, and tuning into sensations safely, this exploration takes into account issues of self-regulation, trauma, and abuse. Autism spectrum disorders and executive function can also be addressed with this approach.

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Mindfulness and Yoga Skills Classroom Curriculum for Children and Adolescents


Barbara will be teaching elements of trauma-informed yoga with applications for self-regulation, special needs, anxiety, sensory issues, and autism spectrum disorders. Participants will be trained in a yoga and mindfulness curriculum with specific interventions for children and adolescents. Barbara’s book will be required reading. A workbook curriculum guide will be given to participants of the course. Participants will be trained to deliver a step by step curriculum on mindfulness and trauma-informed yoga for children and adolescents.



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Exactly what I am looking for to expand on my service delivery in outpatients pediatrics with kids on the spectrum, and for their families.

Best yoga and Mindfulness session that I’ve ever been to. Excellent- will take information to my students.

Loved this session. As a yoga teacher of 15 years and a OTA student I learned a lot. Specifically, how to incorporate my experience into my new career. Awesome presenter.

I felt calmed and called to reflection by going through the questions and images (in the Attunement Lifestyle Profile Questionnaire).  There was a meditative quality to the way Barbara presents. The questionnaire was gentle and helped me consider how I could bring harmony and balance to my clients and my own life.

I enjoyed hearing Barbara’s personal stories and examples of real individuals she knows who certain techniques have been beneficial for. It helped me be able to connect the ideas to specific individuals in my mind as well.  I also enjoyed hearing her different perspectives and that she emphasized that there are many ways to look at the topic.

The imagery session was really cool to experience and I liked hearing how yoga could be applied to different goals and settings. I personally appreciated the breathing exercise to reset.



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Barbara Neiman is an Integrative Pediatric Occupational Therapist, Yoga Teacher RYT200, and Certified Body-Mind Centering® Practitioner.  She began her practice of meditation in 1974, and later attended Boston University and San Jose State University in Occupational Therapy. She then started her own company, Health Discovery, in 1988; a consulting company for Speech, Occupational and Physical Therapy in New York City. Later moving to Sullivan and then Ulster counties, she managed her company for 12 years. This included school-based services, early intervention, preschool, language and music groups for toddlers, and trainings for staff who serve children as well as adults. 

She has since coached families and children with special needs, trauma, autism and sensory processing issues on a path to wellness, offering unique phone coaching for families, for stress management, and sensory strategies; and individual treatment for children with sensory issues. In addition, Barbara presents local and national seminars on adoption issues, trauma-informed yoga, and mindfulness. 

Barbara’s program on Trauma-Informed Yoga was developed from her practice as a holistic occupational therapist, studies in yoga, as well as her work with adolescent psychiatry, and her certification with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen at The School for Body-Mind Centering® in 1989. In addition, she certified with Patty Townsend of Embodyoga in 200 YTT. Barbara experienced trauma in adolescence that led her toward spiritual exploration and study with masters of bodywork, psychology and meditation studies for over 40 years. She lived in India for a year and a half; studied the ancient scriptures, and worked on a rural hospital bus. Barbara is an adoptive parent, and the author of  the new book, The Adopted Teen Workbook. Throughout her career, she has supported adoptive families through consulting as well as through trainings. She has been working with clients for 40 years, specializing in special-needs children, as well as families.  


Mental health professionals, therapists, first responders, administrators, school and yoga teachers benefit from her trainings. Barbara teaches internal sensing, breathing, somatic and movement work that guides a client in a safe comfortable exploration of emotional trauma held in the body. She shares short, safe, guided meditation, exploring body systems with movement, gentle yoga, breathing, sound, and hands-on tools. 

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Barbara Neiman
(845) 796-6460

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