Special Yoga for Vulnerable Young People

Date: Saturday February 1st 2020

Location: Daylight Resource Centre, 16 Highbury Grove, Highbury East, London N5 2EA

Price: £119

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In this one-day workshop you will learn how to bring yoga and mindfulness to vulnerable and misunderstood young people who are in alternative education schools (Pupil Referral Units) and within mainstream education. The day is designed with a view to give you more understanding, knowledge and insight into these vulnerable young people, and to learn techniques to effectively support them.

How This Course Benefits You

  • You will learn techniques to help promote physical and emotional well-being among vulnerable young people. 
  • You will learn communication skills that will enable you to guide the young people to fulfil their potential.
  • You will develop confidence to deal with this challenging population group and the resilience to support them
  • You will learn how to adapt a yoga practice for different settings.

Course Summary

Course tutor Rachel Tisdall will share with you the holistic education programme she has developed and is successfully using with young people enrolled in Behaviour Referral Units and Medical Referral Units. She will share her extensive experience in supporting these student cohorts, and also include practices for the vulnerable young people who are struggling within mainstream education. 

Mental health issues are ever-increasing amongst the younger population, as statistics show. There is sadly a huge amount of unnecessary suffering going on within our education system and outside of it. Education focusing on positive mental health are necessary within the education system, and could promote reduced absences, exclusions, school “refusers” and a happier student body.

Course tutor – Rachel Tisdall

Rachel has lived a yogic life for over 22 years, has been teaching for seven years and set up her yoga and meditation company five years ago. It developed organically as she transformed during her personal dedicated practice of yoga. Rachel has taught nationally and internationally, sharing her passion and supporting individuals and communities in need.

Teaching Style

The teaching will be informal and offered with an outlook of utmost respect for the fragile, frightened, volatile, misunderstood and undeservedly vulnerable young people within our education system. It will be experiential as well as practical. Rachel will share different scenarios and heartfelt testimonials. You will learn to develop different types of yoga class and activities to suit small groups or one-to-one sessions. 

Course Certification

Your success in completing the course will be celebrated with a certificate from Special Yoga with 100% attendance.

Course Fees

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.

What does my fee cover?

  • Full tuition
  • Special Yoga course manual
  • Special Yoga certificate with 100% attendance
  • Personal contact with the course tutor
  • Herbal teas

What does my fee exclude?

  • Lunch
  • Parking / travel / accommodation


Many of our students use Airbnb to find accommodation when attending our courses. Please note that we are not affiliated with Airbnb.

Useful Information

What are the start and end times for course?

Each day begins at 9.30am and ends at 5.30pm.

What experience do I need for this course?

This course is open to all, including people who do not teach yoga professionally. Attendees of this course include but are not limited to:

  • Teachers & support workers
  • All yoga teachers
  • Trainee yoga teachers
  • Paediatric professionals
  • Parents

Can I become a Special Yoga practitioner after completing this course?

If this is your first course with us at Special Yoga and you have been inspired by the teaching, we offer a wide range of specific and fully comprehensive courses.
If you have not yet taken our flagship training course, Special Yoga for Special Children, we would highly recommend doing so. This course is a vital step in becoming a Special Yoga practitioner. 

What courses could I do after this course?

To see the extensive range of CPDs we have designed to give you practical tools that can further develop your personal practice, please click here

Can we support you in choosing your course?

If you have any queries please let us know at teachertraining@specialyoga.org.uk

Policies & Procedures

For the full course policies and terms & conditions please click here.

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