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Teen Yoga Teacher Training
June 26 - June 29ZAR26 - ZAR10800.00
The TeenYoga course will train you to teach yoga and mindfulness to young people. It has been constructed with the help of specialist Neuroscientists, Anatomists, Psychologists and Yoga Teachers. It is now taught in several continents across the world.
Charlotta Martinus launched this course for the first time in 2004 in response to the growing need to care for our young people and give them respite from stress and anxiety.
This course is unique, as the only fully fledged, Yoga Alliance and IYN accredited and insured teen yoga course in the UK working together with Leeds University Psychology Dept, to measure outcomes of the mindfulness and yoga on young people added to the actual experiential research to help support and structure the training course.
The course comes with a detailed and comprehensive manual, with plenty of practical lesson plans and ideas for you to use. In this manual you will find a detailed list of the benefits of yoga and a list of suitable postures for this particular age group, targeting specific issues. There is a special section on behaviour management.
The course is directed towards healthcare professionals, yoga teachers, school teachers, parents and anyone working with young people.
Several students have taken this course with no previous experience in either yoga or working with teens and have found it most useful. But to ensure full insurance and accreditation, we ask for:
- Preferably at least three years’ yoga practise under guidance of an accredited teacher and a teaching degree/experience
- a yoga training of any tradition
- interest and experience of working with Teens
If you do not fulfil these criteria, please feel free to contact the Teen Yoga SA (teenyogasa@or +27 76 237 0127 ) and have a preliminary interview to ascertain whether this course is for you.
This course is completely unique and one of its kind, as all material is researched specifically by experts in the field of young people, including Psychologists, Educators, Medical Doctors, Youth Workers, Social Workers and parents. Each course is tailored to the specific group, whether in the UK or abroad.
The graduate will come away with a toolbox of materials to use in the classroom; lesson plans, hard copy and virtual resources, access to funding streams, inclusion techniques, marketing techniques, understanding of anatomical, psychological and neuroscientific development of the young person and ideas of how to share yoga philosophy and psychology with the group.
The TeenYoga graduate will be able to adapt all their yoga knowledge successfully to this age group through the new understanding, brought about by their own self-inquiry, therapeutic work and insights brought about by the course.
We also hope that the graduate may come away with a deeper understanding of their own teenage years and the impact it has had on their subsequent development.
The experience of these yoga classes will enhance concentration in the classroom, self-esteem, respect for others as well as the ability to relax completely for the young person.
This course aims at being as comprehensive as possible, introducing
- physical development
- mental development (neuroscience)
- psychological development and theories of adolescence
- behavioural management
- mindfulness techniques
- lesson plans for a 10,20, 30 or 60 minute class
- how to introduce philosophical discourse involving yoga philosophy
- how to teach pranayama and asana
- how to introduce mindfulness techniques successfully
- how to introduce meditation
- marketing techniques
- funding streams