"Children must be taught how to think, not what to think" Magaret Mead
Youth Yoga Teacher Training, Sussex
Our Youth Yoga Teacher Training courses give you the knowledge and confidence to support the next generation with yoga and mindfulness practices, helping them to calmly navigate their way through the stresses of adolescence. Our teacher training and CPD courses are all fully accredited by the Yoga Alliance Professionals.
Upcoming Youth Yoga & Mindfulness teacher training dates for 2018:
4 day Teacher Training - 8/9th AND 15/16th September, Worthing
1 day Toolkit CPD - 2nd June, 30th September, Worthing
To enquire about a course or to bring a training to your studio please get in touch
About our Youth Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher Training
Teaching yoga to teenagers is very different to adults but can be amazingly rewarding and fun! It is also something much needed as stress levels in schools rise and the pressure increases. This course will give you an in-depth and practical understanding of delivering sessions to adolescents and young people. Our Youth Yoga Teacher Training is spread across two weekends, allowing you to digest the information between sessions and reflect on what you have learned. The inter-disciplinary approach helps students to draw from each others experiences and develop an even greater depth of understanding of the subject. We keep class sizes small to further ensure a collaborative, supportive and friendly learning environment.
Suitable for yoga teachers and trainee teachers, health, mental health and youth professionals, teachers, parents
The course will include the study of:
- Asana, including their benefits, teaching cues and adjustment if appropriate.
- Pranayama, focusing on safe breathing techniques to aid relaxation and reduce stress.
- Mindfulness based practices, both moving and still, meditation.
- Yoga Philosophy and how this can be woven into sessions to empower young people.
- Anatomy, Physiology and the energetic body.
- Social and psychological understanding of adolescence including neuroscience
- Teaching methods and how to adapt this to engage young people. Awareness of barriers to participation and how to overcome this.
- How to set up classes, insurance, DBS and funding, safeguarding and child protection.
For more information please take a look at our course syllabus ➡
Pre-requisit: This course is open to all yoga teachers with a 200hr minimum training as well as health, mental health and youth professionals, teachers and parents who have at least 2 years experience of yoga practice.
Accreditation: The course is fully accredited by the Yoga Alliance Professionals and recognised worldwide. It will enable all participants, upon completion, to gain status and insurance as a Registered Teens Yoga Teacher (If you do not hold a yoga qualification you will be able to join as an Affiliate Member).
Funding and further development: Live Love Yoga currently work with Sport England to deliver a number of funded yoga courses to young people. We can work with you to develop your own projects and private classes, always happy to offer advice and support.
DBS & insurance: This will not be required for the course however you will need to have this in order to teach.
Cost: UK: EARLY BIRD £445 if booked before 31st January, £460 thereafter. Payment plans are available, please contact us to discuss your situation.
A 50% deposit must be paid upon completion of booking (we will discuss the course with you first), with the remainder paid 28 days prior to the start of the course. Payment plans are an option, please get in touch to discuss your circumstances.
'I loved my Youth Yoga Training with Nathalie. She's very experienced, approachable and full of great ideas to help gain extra confidence in teaching this age group. Thank you!' - Nicola
'great teaching, excellent resources - the course book feels like a bible!' - Eva
'experiential learning worked really well, learning through actually doing asanas and practice teaching was great' - Nancy
For those of you interested in sharing yoga with young people but not quite wanting to commit to the full training course, our 1 day CPD 'Youth Yoga Toolkit' may be exactly what you need. Open to yoga teachers and youth professionals/teachers with yoga experience, it is a great chance to gain a few tools to build into the yoga studio, classroom or youth group setting.
Next Youth Yoga Toolkit CPD day: 7th April OR 3rd June, Worthing
Why us? When choosing a course we know how important it is to have an insight into your teachers, after all they are the ones from which you will be learning!
Nathalie has been working with young people since 2007 as a youth worker, teacher and yoga practitioner. She has primarily taught English, Art and Yoga to young people who have been excluded from/refusing school, working with some of the most challenging students. As a yoga practitioner Nathalie has taught adults and children, both in mainstream settings and in hospitals, centres for mental health and learning difficulties, youth clubs, young mums and support groups. She is currently working with the Adolescent Chronic Pain team, researching the effects of yoga and relaxation on young people physically, emotionally and socially, as well as teaching in numerous schools and youth groups across Sussex.
The course will also draw from the expertise of colleagues in physiotherapy, neuro-occupational therapy and children's support work in order to offer our students the best possible information, collated in a manual which includes comprehensive lesson plans and guide to delivery.
We will also offer continued support to students who wish to embark on teaching their own classes, helping you to share our passion for inspiring the next generation!