Teenage Yoga Teacher Training Course 2018/19

Teenage Yoga Teacher Training Course 2018/19
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 Teenage teacher training is designed to prepare adults to teach fun and exciting yoga classes to teenagers.

It will incorporate dynamic sequences of traditional poses, partner poses and functional animal movements with slow relaxing poses and mindfulness practices. This course will also explore teen wellbeing as it relates to educational settings.

Teenagers face many challenges relating to stress and anxiety. They are often overlooked when it comes to teaching yoga, yet they are the ones who may benefit the most from a regular yoga practice There is, however, a greater emphasis being placed on their wellbeing both educationally and socially but it is still in its infancy. Yoga can be the perfect practice for teenagers.

This training course is designed to prepare adults to teach yoga to teenagers. Participants in this course will be introduced to fun, exciting and dynamic sequences incorporating yoga poses, partner yoga poses and functional animal movements. Mindfulness and relaxation techniques such as breath awareness, pranayama and body scan meditations will be explored in detail.  Instruction will be given on how to conduct and control classes with confidence, integrating the latest neurological findings on the teenage brain with 10 years of teaching experience.


Principles of Teaching Yoga to Teenagers

  • Benefits of Yoga for Teens
  • Identifying with Teens
  • Preparing for Teaching Teens
  • Stages of Teenage Development
  • Setting Expectations for Students
  • Language and Dress Considerations

Practicalities of Teaching Yoga to Teenagers

  • Differences Between Adults and Teenagers
  • Neuroscience and The Teenage Brain- Implications
  • Class and Space Management
  • Challenging Behaviour 

Sequencing Yoga Classes for Teenagers

  • Beginning a Teenage Yoga Class
  • Teen Approach to Asanas
  • Animal Flow and Functional Movement
  • Relaxation
  • Guiding Body Scan Meditations
  • Ending a Teenage Yoga Class
  • Teaching Practice

Partner & Group Yoga

  • Floor Supported Partner Poses
  • Elevated Partner Poses
  • Caution and Safety
  • Group Poses

Breathing Techniques

  • Breath Awareness
  • Belly Breathing
  • 3 Step Breathing Space
  • Shape Breathing
  • Eye Movements with breath
  • Pranayama

Meditation Practices

  • Seated Meditation
  • Body Scan Meditation
  • Breath Meditation
  • Movement Meditation

Yoga Philosophy

  • Incorporating Yoga Philosophy in Teenage Classes
  • Yamas and Niyamas

This course is suitable for all yoga teachers who like to up-skill as well as those working with teenagers such as teachers, therapists, and parents with experience of a regular yoga practice.


Sat Sun Date: 01/09/2018 – 02/09/2018
Sat Sun Date: 06/10/2018 – 07/10/2018
Sat Sun Date: 17/11/2018 – 18/11/2018
Sat Sun Date: 05/01/2019 – 06/01/2019

About the author: Lisa Wilkinson

Lisa Wilkinson

Lisa opened The elbowroom in February 2003. Mother to Tuilelaith and Sean, director of The elbowroom and with a crew of over 60 staff, she is a busy bee. Lisa leads a team committed to bringing health and vitality to all of her clients. Lisa currently teaches in our yoga training programs and oversees pregnancy yoga and mum & baby yoga. Lisa works hard developing healthy food choices for Yin & Tonic @ The elbowroom. She specialises paediatric and pregnancy with workshops, yoga therapy, and craniosacral therapy.

The elbowroom has an extensive range of classes for all ages and abilities. We offer such an eclectic mix to enable you to find something that will suit you. If you need any advice, please contact our class advisor who can point you in the right direction.