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    teaching teen's yoga

    Gain the confidence to teach yoga to teens ages 13 - 18.

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Through this course, you will learn the theory and science behind the physical, cognitive, emotional, and social benefits of yoga for teens. You will gain the confidence to lesson plan for your students through ample opportunities to embody and practice teach yoga breathing, postures, games, and relaxation exercises throughout the course.

Duration 8 weeks

Focus Ages 13-18

Skill Level Beginner

Prerequisites None

Language English

Access 1 Year

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About This Course

Now more than ever, movement, mindfulness, and social-emotional learning are essential to supporting the health and wellness of teenagers. Through this course, you will learn the theory and science behind the physical, cognitive, emotional, and social benefits of yoga for teens. You will gain the confidence to lesson plan for your students through ample opportunities to embody and practice teach yoga breathing, postures, games, and relaxation exercises throughout the course. The yoga and mindfulness practices shared in this course can be taught to teens in-person and online to support students at home, in classroom environments, and in therapeutic settings.

course schedule

Week 1
Hello! On the first week of the course, we will introduce the program and review the course schedule. You’ll also experience a teen’s yoga class in action so we can start to get a feeling for the work.
Week 2
Teaching Philosophy: Explore the teaching philosophies that inform your work as a Yoga Educator. We will discuss the impact and importance of these philosophies for effective teaching.
Week 3
Classroom Management: What does it take to create a safe space for effective teaching and engaged learning? Find out this week. Plus, we will take this a step further by exploring how to cultivate positive relationships with your students through classroom management techniques. We will also introduce the fundamentals of lesson planning for a teen’s yoga class.
Week 4
The Brain: Trust us, brain-based learning will be your best guidance for teaching yoga to children. This week, we will examine how the brain develops during adolescence and how these changes influence how students are showing up in the classroom. We will also introduce developmental milestones. You will take what we learn about the brain this week to design yoga classes for your students’ developmental needs.
Week 5
Anatomy and Physiology: Learn about how teens’ bodies change during adolescence and how to tailor yoga tools to safely support teens’ physical development.
Week 6
Yoga Breathing, Warm-Ups, and Poses: This week we will begin to introduce yoga tools, starting with adolescents’ breathing and warm-ups. We will also introduce yoga postures for teenagers. Lessons will be interspersed with the benefits of each tool, demonstrations, and tips to put what you learn into practice.
Week 7
Partner Poses, Games, and Relaxation: This week we will cover partner poses, games, and relaxation techniques. We will also learn the benefits and skills that each of these promote.
Week 8
Course Finale: Learn how to get started teaching adolescent’s yoga and create an action plan to begin teaching yoga. We will also share teaching resources that can help enrich your students’ yoga experience.

why learn with us

Backed by research

Our programs have been the focus of studies by Harvard, Tulane, and Cal State Fullerton, with measurable results in physical and mental health outcomes for children.

Meets national PE & Health standards, CASEL-aligned

Our program meets national and international PE & Health standards and is aligned with CASEL to support social-emotional learning.

Global community of learners

Join a global movement of individuals dedicated to improving the health of their communities through yoga. 46 countries, 79K+ classrooms, and 15M+ students worldwide.

how it works

Self-Guided Track
(No Certificate)

  • 8 online course modules, with interactive video lectures, experiential exercises, reflection questions, and key teaching points for each age group
  • Downloadable 350-page color manual (delivered digitally)
  • 72 downloadable pre-made lesson plans (delivered digitally)
  • Access to online course for 1-year
  • 8 weekly live check-ins for 1-hour with an instructor and other participants
  • Instructor feedback on 2 lesson plan activities
  • Instructor feedback on your final project
  • Certificate upon completing course requirements
  • Eligible for Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
    *Optional course credit add-ons
  • Access to professional learning network of Yoga Ed. training graduates, for ongoing peer guidance, support, and connections
$199

Instructor-Guided Track
(With Certificate)

  • 8 online course modules, with interactive video lectures, experiential exercises, reflection questions, and key teaching points for each age group
  • Downloadable 350-page color manual (delivered digitally)
  • 72 downloadable pre-made lesson plans (delivered digitally)
  • Access to online course for 1-year
  • 8 weekly live check-ins for 1-hour with an instructor and other participants
  • Instructor feedback on 2 lesson plan activities
  • Instructor feedback on your final project
  • Certificate upon completing course requirements
  • Eligible for Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
    *Optional course credit add-ons
  • Access to professional learning network of Yoga Ed. training graduates, for ongoing peer guidance, support, and connections
$399 $240

Schedules for Instructor-Guided Courses

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frequently asked questions

I am interested in the instructor-guided option. What time are the check-ins?

Check-ins are at 5:00pm Pacific | 8:00pm Eastern on Tuesdays. 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).

Does this qualify for credits?

Yes, this course qualifies for the following credits:

+ 32 hours continuing education units with the Yoga Alliance
+ 3.5 semester hours with Loyola Marymount University – view eligible states here; MUST CHOOSE “Earn Academic Credit with LMU” option at checkout
+ 32 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.

Can I get CEUs in my state/school district?

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. We have a partnership with NYC Public Schools. We also offer Graduate Level Professional Development Credit through LMU.

Do you accept purchase orders from schools?

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.

Do I need to be a teacher to take this course?

No, this course is designed for anyone who works with children (or would like to work with children). Yoga teachers, parents, nurses, counselors, mental health professionals, youth services support staff, and many other professionals have gone through our course and found the knowledge to be instrumental in supporting their ability to teach yoga to children in the unique environments they work in.

I am new to yoga and don’t have experience teaching yoga. Is this course a good option for me?

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.

How relevant is this program? Will it incorporate current events in the world or is it a more general course?

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.

Are these courses a good fit for me if I’m teaching virtually?

Yes, absolutely. Something that makes our curriculum unique is that it can be used in face-to-face or virtual settings.

Are group discounts available?

Yes! We offer discounts for groups of four or more. Please email us at [email protected] to get your discount code.

It says it is self-paced, but there are dates. Why?

If you choose to enroll in the instructor-guided option, you will receive access to live weekly check-ins with your cohort. We offer weekly check-ins on Thursdays to share thoughts, answer any questions you may have, and connect you with your cohort of yoga educators.

Please view the top question (I am interested in the instructor-guided option. What time are the check-ins?) to see check-in day(s)/time(s).

Will attendance on live meet-ups be required for certificate programs?

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.

I’m interested in the instructor-guided option. What do I have to do in order to get a certificate of completion?

Simply watch course videos, submit 2 Exercises during the course, and complete your final teaching project. All course work must be completed and submitted by two weeks after the end date of the course.

What will I receive upon successfully completing a course by the course due date?

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 14 days if all course requirements have been met and your payment for the course is complete. This certificate shows you completed a 32-hour training (mat yoga courses) or 24-hour training (chair yoga courses). Depending on the setting in which you will teach yoga, we recommend checking to find out the training and certification they require.

I’m still having trouble deciding. How do I choose a course that is the best fit for me?

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.

How do I gift this course?

Please email us at [email protected] and we’re happy to assist you!

what students are saying

“Yoga Ed. is by far the very best source for teaching yoga in schools, the most pedagogically enriching experience, and Yoga Ed courses provide THE most directly implementable content. I am sharing that discovery with all my coworkers!”

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Sophie M.

Teacher

“I really enjoyed my time and the experience of the course. The webcasts (while past my bedtime!) were of great help and enrichment. Thank you for your honesty in feedback and genuine enrichment of our learning.”

Natasha S.

Teacher

“I am using Yoga Ed. with my students and it’s going really well. The lessons learned in the teen yoga course, trauma-sensitive tools for back to school, and your mat yoga videos and lesson plans have given me the confidence and ability to make yoga an important part of my online teaching experience for my 7th & 8th graders.”

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Matt G.

PE Teacher

“Thank you so much for providing this veteran teacher (19 years, Heath and Fitness to 9th graders) with the opportunity to keep growing in my profession. I have enjoyed the module format.”

Lisa P.

Teacher

“I just wanted to thank you for your help during this online training. I have really appreciated your outlook on working with kids and it is very holistic. It has already had an impact with some of the kids I see.”

Liz G.

Therapist

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