Prison Yoga Project and Yoga Ed are partnering to offer two 4-day programs intended to prepare yoga teachers, social workers, psychologists, and others to effectively offer yoga and mindfulness practices to teenagers involved with the juvenile justice system.
Registration for the first training, “Teaching Yoga to Teens” is now open!
This training introduces the basic principles and tools needed to teach yoga to teenagers effectively. You will study the internal and external changes in teenagers, and how changes can alter the teens’ yoga experience. The training places emphasis on learning how to read and relate to teens through understanding adolescent development, anatomy, physiology, and learning domains. From this transformational training, you will emerge with the ability to shift teaching practices to connect with teens effectively.
The second training,”A Trauma-Informed Training for Youth,” (Spring 2019 – Dates TBD) will equip participants with the tools and understanding necessary to work with those considered “at-risk” due to poverty, violence, marginalization, abuse, neglect and other factors.
Each training will introduce special considerations for working in detention facilities throughout.
Please note: This registration is for the first training ONLY. Dates TBD for the second training.
Focus: Ages 13 to 18 / Grades 6th to 12th
Dates: October 20-21 & 27-18, 2018
Materials: To keep the world green for our children, we deliver our course materials digitally. You will receive a digital copy of our course introduction packet and 400 page curriculum upon registration for this Institute.