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Teaching Yoga and Mindfulness to Teenagers

Teaching Yoga and Mindfulness to Teenagers

5 day Intensive (28 June – 02 July 2017)

 

Teaching teenagers varies greatly from teaching adults. This unique, experiential 5-day yoga teacher training will equip you with the knowledge and skills to confidently teach combined Yoga and Mindfulness to young people from 13 to 19 years.

You will learn about psychological and physiological development based on current research, discuss principles of postural alignment, explore partner work and basic sequences, take a look at a mindful approach to yoga, explore issues of diversity and challenging behaviour, cultivate your compassion, and gain hands-on teaching experience.

This yoga teacher training course is an invitation to learn from your relationship to teenagers. Grow your understanding of your own teenage years, and explore yoga and mindfulness in this context. You will build on the knowledge and skills you already have and so gain new understandings and experiences that in turn will enrich your teaching. You will be asked to reflect on your learning and to complete a practical and a written assessment to receive your certificate.

Lectures ✓        Exercises ✓         Discussion ✓        Hands-on Skills Practice ✓


Our students say…

“It’s been an absolutely brilliant day. Veronika offers lots of great examples and helps you find your individual way to teach teenagers. I have learned so much. It’s been a real confidence boost.”
A.L.

Book this course below

Date:  Wednesday 28th June – Sunday 2nd July 2017

Time: 9am-5pm

Course Leader: Veronika Kloucek

Price: £599 | Early Bird Offer: £509 (until 28th April) Includes comprehensive course manual and experts talk.

Venue: Special Yoga Foundation, Unit 7 Portobello Dock, 557 Harrow Road, London, W10 4RH (unless otherwise stated.)

Please note: Early bird discounts are not applicable to deposits or payment plans. If you choose to pay a deposit you will be required to pay the remaining balance prior to the course start date.


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Aims of the Course

Yoga and Mindfulness benefit young people from all faiths and cultural backgrounds. This yoga teacher training course aims to enable you to confidently guide young people in secondary schools at KS3, KS4 and KS5 in building physical, emotional and mental strength and flexibility.

You will deepen your understanding of this age group and yourself in the teaching relationship, as well as obtain handy tips such as lesson plans and behaviour management.

  • Knowledge about physiological and psychological development based on cutting-edge research
  • Skills that enrich your yoga teaching in a diverse multicultural, multi-faith urban environment tailored to the age group 13-19
  • Techniques for managing the yoga classroom and challenging behaviour
  • Tools to address common issues such as exam stress, relaxation, self-esteem and confidence
  • Expert Information about Safeguarding, Child Protection, Domestic Violence and Mental Health Issues as they pertain to teaching yoga and mindfulness in schools
  • Experience in sequencing and hands-on teaching practice

By the end of this training you will feel equipped and ready to deliver combined yoga and mindfulness classes to teenagers.

 


Accreditation

This training is accredited by Yoga Alliance UK and in order to receive acknowledgment of completion of training you will be required to

  • Complete the pre-course reading (resources provided upon signup, 1-2hrs)
  • Attend the full 5-day training (min 40 hours)
  • Observe 5 teen yoga & mindfulness classes after attending training
  • Deliver 3 training classes and this can be to family or friends
  • Complete a written reflection on the learned material (up to 1000 words)

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We provide a warm and safe learning environment to encourage you to experiment with new skills. We will support you in developing your skills and assess your learning process on an ongoing basis as well as conduct a formal teaching assessment on the final day.
This training is fully accredited with Yoga Alliance UK as 40-hour CPD. Together with your existing Yoga Teacher qualification this Award of Training will qualify you to teach teenagers at schools and in others settings provided you fulfil insurance and DBS requirements.

Special Yoga terms and conditions apply. For more info click here


Course Leader

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Veronika Kloucek

Course leader

This new interactive course is developed and taught by Veronika Kloucek, founder of Teen Yoga & Mindfulness. It is a result of her commitment to increasing awareness, knowledge and practical experience of the therapeutic effects of yoga and mindfulness for this population. Veronika has been practicing yoga and meditation since 1998, and teaching for eight years. She teaches teenagers at schools and volunteers as counsellor for a national charity. In addition to also teaching private and corporate clients, Veronika delivers MBSR (Mindfulness based Stress Reduction) courses and studies for a degree in integrative psychotherapy. She holds a diploma in psychology and is mother of a beautiful eighteen-year-old son. Read more about Veronika’s work on www.teen-yoga.com


Student pre-requisites

This training is geared primarily for yoga teachers and trainee yoga teachers who wish to teach teenagers in secondary schools, studios or private settings. We also accept other professionals, for example secondary school teachers​ and mental health professionals, who are

  • ​working with teens
  • and have an established regular yoga practice for a minimum of two years (or 500 hours).

If do not hold a professional yoga teacher qualification you will need to email us a reference from your yoga teacher confirming the hours, frequency and style of your yoga practice.

Please note, this CPD training will not qualify you as Yoga teacher or Mindfulness teacher (minimum training hours are 200hr).

To participate in the training you do not need a DBS check (formerly CRB). Before you can start teaching young people the law requires you to obtain an Enhanced DBS check. Various packages of insurance can be obtained through Yoga Alliance UK.

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