Posts Tagged ‘Aaron Teich’

Don’t Miss Tomorrow’s Meeting – What Better Way To Start A Friday Than With Some Relaxation?

February 2, 2012 Leave a comment

I hope you are able to join me for what should be a fantastic meeting about alternative medicine and a yoga relaxation session tomorrow, February 3rd! For more details click here.

Special Needs Events Around NYC – February 2012

January 31, 2012 Leave a comment

And I thought there was a lot to choose from in January! Though this collection is only a small sliver of what is being offered around NYC in February, I hope to see you at many of the unique events and opportunities listed below:


February 3, 2012 (click the link below)

Next meeting of The Foorce at PS 163 – do not miss this special event – it’s FREE (and awesome)!

Alternative Medicine Approaches for Special Needs and Yoga Relaxation Session


Achilles Kids Super Bowl Fun Run
Saturday, February 4th
JCC: 334 Amsterdam @ 76th Street
9:30 am – 12 noon
Are you ready to rumble???  Wear your NY Giants Blue or YOUR team colors and come ready to run down the “field” and score a touchdown!
Achilles Kids February Fun Run
Saturday, February 25th
JCC: 334 Amsterdam @ 76th Street
9:30 am – 12 noon
February sure is a busy month! Groundhog Day, Valentine’s Day, President’s Day…. We’re going to pack a ton of holiday celebrations into one mega event! Join us!
For more information, please call 212.354.0300


Reelabilities – February 9-14, 2012

NY Disabilities Film Festival is the largest festival in the country dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different disabilities. Initiated in NY in 2007, the festival presents award winning films by and about people with disabilities in multiple locations throughout each hosting city. Post-screening discussions and other engaging programs bring together the community to explore, discuss, embrace, and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience.

Reelabilities Festival – click here for details!


YAI Autism Family Support Services

2/16, 2/23 and 3/1 from 10am-12pm

3 session series on yoga and relaxation

  • Pre-registration is required by calling YAI LINK at 212-273-6182.
  • Parents and caregivers only! No children please.
  • Location: 460 West 34th Street, 11th floor, New York, NY 10001
  • Structure: 1st half (Presentation), 2nd half (Support)
  • Fee: None!


How to protect your adult child legally and financially
Thursday, February 16 7-9:00PM
JCC Manhattan
Join Andrew Cohen, Esq. and Mitch Weisbrot, CLU for an informative seminar that addresses the legal and financial preparations crucial to safeguarding assets, benefits and rights for your special needs child. Andrew and Mitch are fathers of children with disabilities. Their personal experience and professional expertise enable them to help other parents navigate the confusing and emotional aspects of estate planning to best serve the interests of each special needs individual. Topics of Discussion: • Government benefits for persons with disabilities • Estate planning and special needs trusts • Guardianship – why it’s important to establish this duty and authority • Transitioning to the workforce or a day habilitation program • Housing options • Legal quandaries – contracts, credit cards, crime, etc. • Marriage and children
$20.00 Member
$25.00 Nonmember

For more information, or to register, please call 646-505-5708.


Tech Kids Unlimited: A Mini-Tech Workshop for Kids with Special Needs 
Ages 8-15
Explore the magical world of I-stop animation. Students will work with an artist-in-residence specializing in digital animation to develop their own storyboards, shoot their work and create their own animations. If your child has previously taken this workshop, he or she will work on more advanced animations.

Wed, Feb 22, 2-6 pm
Thu, Feb 23, 3-6 pm
Fri, Feb 24, 11 am-2 pm

For more information or to register, please contact

Beth Rosenberg at


AMC SFF Films – February 25, 10:00AM – Journey 2: The Mysterious Island

Go to to find a participating theater near you.

Don’t Miss This Meeting Just Because My Title Isn’t Snazzy!! “Alternative Medicine Approaches for Special Needs and FREE Yoga Relaxation Session” is on February 3rd

January 26, 2012 Leave a comment

If your loved one has special needs, including Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADD/ADHD, or Sensory Integration Issues, I truly hope you will be able to join me at the next meeting of The Foorce (details below).

I’m really looking forward to this meeting on many levels; 1) I have a medicated child who has been diagnosed with ADD, Sensory Integration Dysfunction and PDD-NOS (among many other things) 2) yoga is something I know very little about, 3) alternative medicine is something I am even less familiar with and 4) if there are safe, natural ways aside from medications that might help my disabled child (and my wallet) I am all ears!

We have two very special presenters who will discuss the various approaches within alternative medicine (diet, homeopathy, acupuncture) and conclude with a relaxing yoga session so that you can bring home some peace of mind. They are generously taking time out of their incredibly busy schedules, so please forward this info to anyone who might be interested in attending this event – I’d love to have a good turnout for their trouble.

Hope to see you there!

You are invited to a

Special Needs Café 163 event

Alternative Medicine Approaches for Special Needs


FREE Yoga Relaxation Session



More About The Featured Presenters:

Aaron Teich, L.Ac., Co-Founder and Director of Shuniya Health & Healing

Aaron has been involved in holistic health and healing for over a decade. After completing his undergraduate studies in Comparative Religion and Philosophy at Harvard University, he attended the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco. This year-round, four-year program involved comprehensive training in all aspects of Chinese Medicine, including acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutrition, Asian body therapy, and Qigong. Aaron is a Licensed Acupuncturist in the States of New York and California and is nationally certified as a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine (Dipl.OM).

In addition to his background in Chinese Medicine, Aaron is also a certified Kundalini yoga teacher and Sat Nam Rasayan healer, and he received his certificate in Visionary Craniosacral Work from the Milne Institute in Berkeley,California. In 2009, he and his wife spent a year traveling around the world interviewing and studying with traditional healers from eleven different countries. Aaron writes and lectures on topics of holistic health and healing, leads workshops and retreats on healing and meditation, and maintains a private practice inNew York City.

Aaron will present various approaches within complementary and alternative medicine (e.g. working with food and diet, acupuncture, herbal medicine, homeopathy, etc.) and how they are applicable to children with special needs. Following the presentation there will be time for questions and discussion. For more information about Aaron Teich please go to


Laura Mitchell, LMSW, Supervisor of YAI LINK

Laura is a certified Kripalu Yoga Instructor and Licensed Massage Therapist. She works in YAI’s LINK department doing information and referral, outreach and presentations to families and professionals on OPWDD eligibility. In her “spare” time she also runs social skills groups for children on the autism spectrum and manages contracts for family support funded evalutions. She will be leading a yoga session that teaches relaxation techniques to parents, with take home tips for your children.


Location: PS 163, 163 W. 97th Street, auditorium

Date: February 3, 2012

 Time: 9:00am


Please wear comfortable clothing and feel free to bring a yoga mat or blanket!


For more information please contact

Michaela Searfoorce at

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