learn how to share yoga and mindfulness with system-impacted youth.
In partnership with Yoga Ed., Prison Yoga Project is pleased to offer Change from Within: Yoga for Youth in the Juvenile Justice System, an experiential online program that combines Yoga Ed.’s foundational course in Teaching Teen’s Yoga with our Trauma-Informed Yoga for Youth training, facilitated by Yoga Ed./PYP Trainer Kate Beckel. This unique training opportunity also offers six months of access to PYS’s Community website including webinars and a dedicated forum centering on youth programming oriented.
Duration 16 weeks
Focus Ages 13-18
Skill Level Beginner
Access 1 Year
This training provides a solid foundation for understanding individual and systemic trauma as the primary underlying factor for incarceration, and how yoga and mindfulness for youth can address symptoms of trauma.
Our goal is to equip you with the confidence and skills to work with youth impacted by the juvenile justice system and offer them tools to feel safe, empowered, and self-regulated. You will graduate from this training with the understanding and confidence to teach trauma-informed yoga to youth in a juvenile detention setting.
what you can expect
16 online modules, with interactive video lectures, experiential exercises, reflection questions, key teaching points for each age group, and weekly live check-ins for 1-hour with an instructor and other participants
Featuring live and archived continuing education webinars (including nine hours of webinars specific to youth services), the opportunity to connect with individuals and groups working with incarcerated youth, virtual book clubs, and practice videos.
Downloadable 400-page color manual, color workbook, and 72 downloadable pre-made lesson plans (delivered digitally)
Personalized instructor feedback on 4 lesson plan activities and 1 project
Certificate upon completing course requirements
Access to private, global Facebook community group of Yoga Ed. training graduates, for ongoing peer guidance, support, and connections
Check-ins are on Tuesdays at 5:00pm Pacific | 8:00pm Eastern. Each check-in is one hour long, and they are all recorded so if you are unable to attend live, you may watch the recording(s).
Yes, this course qualifies for the following credits:
+ 64 hours continuing education units with the Yoga Alliance
+ 64 CEUs towards your ISSA certification with International Sports Science Association
Click here to learn more about course credit options.
Lastly, feel free to check with your local school or district to see if they will accept course credits.
Upon completion of our courses or program, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. Many school districts honor this as CEU credit. We recommend reaching out to your administrator ahead of time to ask if they will honor Yoga Ed. courses.
Yes! Email us at [email protected] so that we can support you. Please note that all POs must be received at least 1 week prior to the course start date.
Our courses are differentiated to meet the needs of adult learners with a variety of yoga experience. Whether you’re new to yoga or have your 500-hour certification, we think our courses are a great fit for anyone who wants to learn how to teach yoga and mindfulness to the children and teens in their life. If you’d like to learn more about a course, feel free to email [email protected] for more information or to set up a call with someone from our team.
The short answer is both and very relevant! The longer answer is this course contains two types of learning material: self-paced and instructor-led. The self-paced content includes prerecorded videos, which cover general principles and practices that can be applied across situations. The instructor-guided course includes live weekly check-ins, where we will dive into specific applications, discussions and practice teaching opportunities to make the learnings as relevant as possible to the various settings you may teach in, online and in-person. We also provide ample opportunities within check-ins where you may ask any questions that you may have about how to apply the principles and practices to the current events in the world.
Yes, absolutely. Something that makes our curriculum unique is that it can be used in face-to-face or virtual settings.
Yes! We offer discounts for groups of four or more. Please email us at [email protected] to get your discount code.
With our instructor-guided course, you will receive access to live weekly check-ins with your cohort. We offer weekly check-ins on Tuesdays to share thoughts, answer any questions you may have, and connect you with your cohort of yoga educators.
No; one of the best parts about this course is that it’s designed for you to go-at-your-own-pace 🙂 All check-ins are optional and they are all recorded so you can watch the recording(s) if you are unable to make the live meet-up.
After submitting your final project video to your instructor, you can expect to receive feedback and an electronic copy of your certificate for the course within 20 days if all course requirements have been met and your payment for the course is complete. This certificate shows you completed a 64-hour training. Depending on the setting in which you will teach yoga, we recommend checking to find out the training and certification they require.
We are happy to help you with this! Please email [email protected] to request more information about the course(s) you’re interested in, or to schedule a phone call with our team.
Please email us at [email protected] and we’re happy to assist you!
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