Tuning into Teens Yoga Teacher Training

 Tuning into Teens 13-18 years with Karen Wightman

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ABOUT THE TRAINING

The Teens Teacher Training in yoga and mindfulness focuses on developing the skills to engage, inspire and connect with teens through yoga. It is created from a system of relevant, comprehensive modules that explore the major areas of yogic tools and practices.

Learn to empower teens and help them connect to who they are. Create age-appropriate classes, sequences, games, creative activities and reflections that captivate and inspire teens to want to jump on their mat each week to have fun and relax at the same time!

YOGA BENEFITS FOR TEENS

This training offers insights into the teen mind and gives you a solid foundation of knowledge, tools and confidence to share. These tools can be taken directly off the mat and applied into the daily lives of teens to support them to manage stress, anger, depression, anxiety and other common challenges. You will be able to help teens to navigate the challenging transition to adulthood by showing them sustainable coping mechanisms through yoga. It is essential to recognise the importance of building emotional resilience, mental health and wellbeing.

If you are drawn to sharing skills with teens to cultivate inner and outer harmony on their journey of self–exploration into adult life, then I hope you can join me. This training may be the beginning of your own unique and fulfilling journey of facilitating yoga for teens.

COURSE CONTENT

  • Teen Talk
  • Being present for teens
  • The benefits of yoga and mindfulness for teens
  • Your role as yoga teacher and fostering the teen connection
  • Neuroscience of the teenage brain
  • Teen hormones – what has hormones got to do with it?
  • Loving your body and mind
  • Teaching with a spirit of fun
  • Teen class structure, behaviour management
  • Understanding the characteristics of Younger Vs Older teens
  • Yoga philosophy – making it relevant
  • Opening and closing circles
  • Breathing for calm, energy and balance
  • Mindfulness meditations
  • Anxiety tool box
  • Mudras – yoga with the hands
  • Going with the ‘flow’ – yoga poses, tempo and safety
  • Partner and group yoga poses to build community and trust
  • Games, play, laughter and themed activities to nurture self-esteem, confidence, kindness, compassion, acceptance and connection.
  • Sleep, relaxation , visualization and yoga nidra
  • Creativity, journaling and reflection as tools of self-expression
  • Tailoring your class to meet the needs of boys / young men
  • The chakras as a mirror for our health and wellbeing
  • Themes and class plans
  • Supportive sequences for teens
  • Yoga in action
  • Being a ‘lighthouse’ in teen’s lives
  • Marketing tips
  • Resources
  • Practice teach – be the teacher and teen student​

TRAINING MATERIALS

  • The course modules, in the format of a comprehensive manual
  • Become a member of our private Facebook group for ongoing support and mentorship

PREREQUISITE 

This yoga teacher course is suitable for yoga practitioners, yoga teacher trainees, high school teachers, parents, therapists, healthcare professionals and adults interested in or already working with teens. It is recommended that you have at least one year of personal yoga practise to have a basic understanding of the fundamental poses and the experience of yoga in your own body.

Each attendee will receive a ‘Certificate of Completion’. Total duration: 22.5 contact and 2.5 non-contact hours of study.

Registered yoga teachers are eligible for 25 hours of Continuing Education hours through Yoga Alliance Certification, as this training is presented by a YACEP (Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider).

COURSE SCHEDULE

Friday 25th August

10.30 am – 7.00 pm

Saturday 26th August

9.30 am – 7.00 pm

Sunday 27th August

8.00 am – 2.30 pm

COURSE FEE

 SAVE $85 Early Bird rate just $695 (expires 31st July)

Full Price $780

 ABOUT KAREN WIGHTMAN

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