Give teens tools to navigate through this period of change and beyond.

This short course is ideal for yoga teachers and trainees who would like to work with teens, giving them ways to thrive and flourish.
You will explore the physiological and psychological development of teens so that you can adapt asanas appropriately and give this age group ways to use yoga on and off the mat.

About the Course

This course is mainly self-paced but includes a 3 hour live session on Saturday, November 28, 2020, from 10.00 am - 1.00 pm GMT.
There are three additional modules which are accessible through the Teachable platform and these will be released on the 28 November for you to complete in your own time. The course, including the live session, will take between 6- 8 hours to complete and counts as 6 CPD points with Yoga Alliance Professionals. It is a great starting point on your teaching yoga to teens journey. The course includes a comprehensive booklet with 6 lesson plans, sequences suitable to use with teens as well as mudras, breath awareness techniques, games and pair work suitable for this age group. You will also receive our Rays of Calm CD for teens which contains 10 tried and tested relaxation and visualisation exercises for you to use in your teen classes.

Sarah Salmon

t was fascinating learning about the developmental anatomy of teens, both physiologically and mentally. I learned news skills to incorporate into my teaching for all ages and the workshop was a great experience, Not only was it fun but very informative too.

March 2016

Parmjit Sagoo

We learned some great sequences for teen classes and I enjoyed the expiration of pranayama and mudras. The anatomy talk was very useful too. The teaching was very clear and details and included lots of practical strategies to take away and use immediately

September 2020

Renee Last

I found how to manage a teen class really beneficial as it gave me lots of ideas of how to respond to certain behaviour and what to expect in different settings. The mudras with breathing were lovely and I will definitely use these in my classes with teens.

June 2016

Christiane Kerr

Christiane has been studying yoga since 1995 and first qualified as a yoga teacher in 2003. She has continued the study of yoga ever since. As well as her original Sivananda yoga course, she has completed a 500 hour British Wheel of Yoga Teacher Training Course. She qualified to teach mindfulness MBSR/MBCT in 2014 and is currently training to be a Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher.

Whilst she has a wealth of experience in teaching to all ages her passion is sharing the benefits of yoga and mindfulness with children and young people. So many of the adult students on her courses have commented on how often they wished they'd discovered yoga earlier as it would have been a fantastic resource to navigate through the uncertain years of adolescence. She wholeheartedly agrees with this and believes that there is an appropriate yoga practice for everyone.

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Teaching Yoga to Teens Short

Short Course

This course consists of 4 self-paced modules and one three hour livestream. The livestream takes place on November 26 and the self-paced content will be released on that date. Students must complete all sections to receive a certificate of attendance. All students receive a downloadable booklet and 10 audio tracks they can use with teens. The course takes 6- 8 hours to complete, including the livestream and counts as CPD points for Yoga Alliance Professionals.

This Course is For You

If you are a yoga teacher or trainee who wants to work with teens.

If you are a secondary school teacher and experienced yogi who wants to bring yoga into your classroom.

If you are a professional working with teens who has an established yoga practice and wants to include elements of yoga in your work.

If you want to learn how to adapt your existing practice and teaching for teens.

If you are a kids yoga teacher working with KS2 and looking for inspiration.