"When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy." - Rumi
As a Pediatric Therapy Center, The Yoga Way Therapy Center and Pediatric Therapy & Yoga of Morris, LLC specialize in treating children with developmental disabilities (Cerebral Palsy, Global Developmental Delay, Autism, PDD, Sensory Integration Dysfunction, Down Syndrome and many other diagnoses), spinal deformities (Scoliosis, Kyphosis), as well as orthopedic and acquired disorders focusing on optimizing a child's functional potential. In addition to traditional PT and OT interventions, our therapists utilize the Yoga for the Special Child Method individually and in a group setting in order to address gross motor delays while making therapy enjoyable for the child and teaching life-long strategies.
Pediatric Therapy & Yoga of Morris, LLC is a Private Practice and a Pediatric Holistic Center located in Morristown, NJ that specializes in pediatric developmental disorders and provides children with various special needs with a breadth of therapeutic yoga and manual techniques. Our practitioners utilize Neurological Integrative Pediatric philosophy and a strong collaborative model of interdisciplinary experience and communication. The practice consists of New Jersey Licensed Professionals and Certified Teachers, all carrying dual Yoga certifications and professional degrees in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language, Special and Regular Education, Learning Consultants, and Nursing. The practice strives to provide our families with all the support and prompt attention to benefit the child's smooth and enjoyable experience.
The mission of PTYM is to create a safe, supportive and soul nurturing place to practice and study yoga for each and every child, to encourage life-long learning, foster creativity and self-understanding, and to promote a happy and healthy lifestyle. Students receive services in private therapeutic session and/or in small groups. Our groups are small, integrative, and all-inclusive in nature. Our clients range from 2 months old to 25 years of age. They all discover the joy of movement, peace, joy and love of life. For many families with children with special needs, it’s a life changing experience.
About Our Practice
Biography of Founder
Dr. Yana Kofman is a Licensed NJ Board Certified Physical Therapist, Certified Yoga Therapist, and Certified Hatha Yoga Teacher with over 20 years of combined experience treating children with congenital and developmental delays, and acquired diagnoses. Dr. Kofman received her Masters and Clinical Doctorate Degrees in Physical Therapy Magna Cum Laude from UMDNJ. She is trained in Yoga for the Special Child®, a formal yoga method developed by Sonia Sumar, which focuses on the natural development of children with special needs. Dr. Kofman is the founder and a clinical director of a private practice, Pediatric Therapy & Yoga of Morris, as well as The Yoga Way, located in Morristown, NJ. Her Practice specializes in providing holistic Therapeutic Yoga, neuro integrative model, and massage services to children and adults with developmental and acquired disorders, and utilizes step by step Yoga methodology, therapeutic hands-on and integrated system of hatha yoga poses, age and developmentally appropriate, breathing exercises, music, sound therapy and relaxation techniques, helping her students to achieve their optimal potential. Dr. Kofman's focus and dedication to practice and incorporate whole child approach principles and multi-system approach with children to enhance gross and fine motor skill acquisition.
Dr. Kofman is dedicated to helping her students to achieve their optimal potential and to share and apply therapeutic yoga’s amazing benefits to each and every person via mind, body, and spirit connection. Dr. Yana Kofman is a member of an APTA, NJPTA, and IAYT C-IAYT, and a Licensed Practitioner of Yoga for the Special Child®.
PTYM - in the News!
Dr. Yana Kofman discusses the topic of mind/body wellness in December, 2014 issue of PT in Motion Read the article
"Holistic healing: Morristown studio offers special-needs yoga"
January 23, 2013 issue of the Daily Record Read the article
Dr. Yana Kofman discusses Therapeutic Yoga for the Special Needs Child in the August 2012 issue of Natural Awakenings Read the article
Dr. Yana Kofman is interviewed by Dr. Andrew McGabe for the program "Autism with Dr. Andy" for HealthyLife Radio, September 20. "YOGA for Children with Autism" The Gifted One!
Check us out in the Morristown Patch, Parsippany Patch and Morristown In Jersey.
Check out Dr. Yana Kofman's article: When Is My Child Ready to Ride a Bike?