* At this time, all of our courses are offered on-line and digitally, and vary from synchronous (Online with “live” instructor that allow interactions in real-time) or Asynchronous (Pre-recorded trainings that allow access to the information according to your schedule).  Under certain circumstances and with Covid safety guidelines, some courses can be arranged in person.

For Parents

  • Positive Parenting – 1 day synchronous Workshop – call to schedule
  • Optimal State Resilience Program – 2 day synchronous workshop – call to schedule

For Occupational Therapists – CEU workshops

  • Enhancing Executive Function: Going Beyond the Prefrontal Cortex – 2-day Asynchronous seminar offered thru PESI – BUY NOW
  • Integrating Tablets and Smart Phones to Improve Sensory Processing – 3-hour Asynchronous seminar offered thru PESI – BUY NOW
  • iPad Interventions for Occupational Therapists: Going Beyond the Apps to Improve Motor Skills, Sensory Processing, Praxis and Executive Function – 6-hour Asynchronous seminar offered thru PESI – BUY NOW
  • Integrative Wellness Therapy Training – 3 day (coming soon)

For Educators

  • Social-Emotional Learning and Resilience Training for youth – 3 day synchronous – call to schedule a training for your district

For Yoga Therapists

  • IAYT Approved Professional Development (ADP) Courses:
    • Optimal State Mental Health Specialist Course – Starts in January each year synchronous training –LEARN MORE
    • Optimal State Physical Health Specialist Course – Starts in September each year! synchronous training – LEARN MORE
    • Optimal State Resilience Training for youth – Coming Soon

Past Events

2020

Optimal State Yoga Therapy Training (on faculty with this program)

Physical Health Module 3: Physiological Assessment & Therapeutic Planning Course, a component of the 865 hour Yoga Therapy training program. This course can also be taken as a stand-alone for yoga teachers, Yoga Therapists, PTs, OTs and other health professionals looking to utilize other modalities in their treatments.

Optimal State Yoga Therapy Training (on faculty with this program)

Physical Health Module 3: Physiological Assessment & Therapeutic Planning Course, a component of the 865 hour Yoga Therapy training program. This course can also be taken as a stand-alone for yoga teachers, Yoga Therapists, PTs, OTs and other health professionals looking to utilize other modalities in their treatments.

https://amywheeler.com/optimal-state-physical-health-3-physiological-assessment-therapeutic-planning-course

January 12-19
Crestline Area, Optimal State Retreat Center, CA

2019

It Starts With Me

An 8-week resliency program for elementary-aged children, hosted by the Boys and Girls Club of Ventura and sponsored/led by Occupational Therapists from Wellness Arts Village outreach programs.

https://bgclubventura.org/

October – November
Boys and Girls Club (Addison Center)

Ventura, CA 93001

Occupational Therapy Association of California State Conference

Reinvigorating Rehab with the Whole Person Perspective

https://www.otaconline.org/education/annual-conference

October 20

1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Pasadena, CA

Optimal State of Living Training (on faculty with this program)

Physical Health Module 1 component of an 865 hour Yoga Therapy training program

https://amywheeler.com/865-certified-yoga-therapist-program

September 7-15
Crestline Area Retreat Center, CA

Optimal State of Living Training (on faculty with this program)

Mental Health Module 2 component of an 865 hour Yoga Therapy training program

https://amywheeler.com/865-certified-yoga-therapist-program

July 13-21
Crestline Area Retreat Center, CA

Wellness Through Spirituality ($20/class suggested donation)

Facilitated by Registered and Liscensed Occupational Therapists

A 3-week series to help you access your own power in coping with challenges, managing fear, creating more connection and awe in your day-to-day activities.Join the journey and discover how your spiritual practices can facilitate healthy lifestyle changes and amplify your overall well-being

July 11, July 18, July 25 — 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Ventura, CA @ Ventura Avenue Adult Day Center — 550 Ventura Ave, Ventura 93001

Optimal State of Living Training (on faculty with this program)

Mental Health Module 1 component of an 865 hour Yoga Therapy training program

January 12-20
Ontario, CA

Living Yoga (weekly on Tuesdays for 6 weeks, $90 for the 6 week session)

In this informal and interactive course, we will study the practical and psychological aspects of yoga philosophy.We will use the yoga sutras (aphorisms on the theory and practice) as our guide.Basic studies of the Sanskrit language, the sound and song of the verses, breath techniques and discussion will also be incorporated.

January 22 – February 26
Ventura, CA and on-line available

2018

Optimal State of Living Training

(on faculty with this program)
Mental Health component of an 865 hour Yoga Therapy training program

January 14 -21
Ontario, CA

2017

SYTAR (Symposium for Yoga Therapy and Research)

A Yoga Program for People with ADHD

June 17
Newport Beach, CA

Yoga Therapy and Special Education

April 5
San Diego, CA

Enhancing Executive Function: Going Beyond the Prefrontal Cortex — an intensive 2-day workshop

(Offered through: PESI Rehab)

March 23-24
8:00-4:00
Pearl River, NY

February 15- 16
8:00-4:00
Plainview, NY

2016

Church of the Brethern Pastoral Retreat

Morning Movement and Meditation classes

June 13- 16
Malibu, CA

Medical Mission in Ghana

Volunteer

February 29- March 14
Ghana, Africa

Occupational Therapists: Strengthening Your Students’ Executive Function Skills

(Offered through: Institute for Education and Development)

February 8
8:30-3:00
Ontario, CA

February 9
8:30-3:00
Anaheim, CA

2015

Therasurf

Volunteer

Summer
Malibu, CA

Angelman Syndrome Literacy Surf Camp

July 6- 9
Culver City and Malibu, CA

Church of the Brethern Pastoral Retreat

Morning Movement and Meditation classes, workshop, and private sessions

June 8- 12
Malibu, CA

Symposium for Yoga Therapy and Research

Yoga Therapy for Post-Stroke Patients: A Home Health Perspective

June 6
Newport Beach, CA

Powerful Ways to Use the iPad and Apps in a School-Based Occupational Therapy Program

(Offered through: Institute for Education and Development)

January 21
8:30-3:00
Seattle, WA

January 20
8:30-3:00
Spokane, WA

2014

iPad Interventions for Occupational Therapists

(Offered through: PESI Rehab)

October 8
8:00-4:00
Manhattan, NY

October 7
8:00-4:00
Plainview, NY

October 6
8:00-4:00
White Plains, NY

June 20
8:00-4:00
Palo Alto, CA

June 19
8:00-4:00
Oakland, CA

June 18
8:00-4:00
Sacramento, CA

Therasurf

Volunteer

Summer events
Malibu, CA

Church of the Brethern Pastoral Retreat

Morning Movement and Meditation classes, workshop, and private sessions

June 9 – 13
Malibu, CA

Powerful Ways to Use the iPad and Apps in a School-Based Occupational Therapy Program

(Offered through: Institute for Education and Development)

February 13
8:30-3:00
White Plains, NY

February 12
8:30-3:00
Boston, MA

January 22
8:30-3:00
Minneapolis, MN

January 21
8:30-3:00
Madison, WI

2013

Church of the Brethern Pastoral Retreat

Morning Movement and Meditation classes, workshop, and private sessions

June 14 – 16
Malibu, CA

Practical Strategies for Occupational Therapists To Enhance Students’ Fine Motor Skills

(Offered through: Bureau of Education and Research)

May 2
8:30-3:00
Albany, NY

May 1
8:30-3:00
Detroit, MI

April 30
8:30-3:00
Chicago, IL

April 29
8:30-3:00
Milwaukee, WI

2012

Church of the Brethern Pastoral Retreat

Morning Movement and Meditation classesand private sessions

June 4- 7
Malibu, CA

Handwriting: A Whole Body Approach

(A parent workshop offered at Therapy In Action)

April 23, 2012
7:00 – 8:15 pm
Tarzana, CA

Practical Strategies for Occupational Therapists To Enhance Students’ Fine Motor Skills

(Offered through: Institute of Educational Development)

March 15
8:30-3:00
Columbus, OH

March 14
8:30-3:00
Columbus, OH

February 7
8:30-3:00
St. Louis, MO

February 6
8:30-3:00
Peoria, IL

2011

Practical Strategies for Occupational Therapists To Enhance Students’ Fine Motor Skills

(Offered through: Institute of Educational Development)

May 26
8:30-3:00
Sacramento, CA

May 25
8:30-3:00
San Jose, CA

May 19
8:30-3:00
Seattle, WA

2010

Parent Education – Sensory Motor Yoga (sm)

Yoga blending sensory integration techniques for children with disabilities
(Offered at: Therapy In Action, Tarzana, CA)

November 9
7:00-9:00
Tarzana, CA

2009

Yoga Ed (sm) Research Project

Yoga Ed Classes for 5th grade students

(In cooperation with: principal investigator, Sat Bir S. Khalsa, Ph.D Research scientist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital)

April-June
John Muir Elementary
Santa Monica, CA

2006

American Dance Therapy Association Workshop

Meeting Them Where They Are:Therapeutic Movement in the Community”
(Offered with: Kathy Cass, MA, ADTR, NCC)

October 20
Long Beach, CA