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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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