TBC  | London

The number of young adults with depression aged 15-16  has nearly doubled since the 1980’s. It is a striking fact to face – but in taking this 5-day intensive course you will use modern research to encourage people aged between 13 to 19 years in living mindful lifestyles.

Discover the skills to encourage a greater sense of self-awareness in teenagers and help them to self-regulate their physical, emotional and psychological development throughout adolescence. You may also be surprised to find how the learnings will extend into your own lifestyle and self-growth.


How this Course Benefits You

  • You will learn how to guide teens through stress-management strategies and exercises to inspire a more confident and less anxious being.
  • Your theoretical studies will immerse you into a deeper understanding of the physiological and psychological development of teenagers.
  • You will increase your confidence to craft compelling sessions and understand the tools for behaviour management will elevate.
  • Your ability to serve in a diverse multicultural, multi-faith urban environment tailored to the age group 13-19 years will strengthen after developing techniques tailored for this purpose.


Topics Covered

Please note the topics covered are provided as a guide on what to expect throughout the experience. For more details, click on the link above to download the course programme.

Topic 1 – Introducing the Yoga Practice

You will be provided with a background to the evolution of our practice and the possibilities of Yoga. Whether you are a parent, teacher or therapist, we will provide you with the personal and practical knowledge to enter various situations ready to bring the best out of the teen.

Topic 2 – Physiological and Psychological Development

As you study current research around the development of teenagers your understanding of this age group will heighten. You will then be guided through how Yoga and mindfulness can support a teenagers development.

Topic 3 – Yoga in Schools

You will be guided through a variety of different styles to suit teaching yoga in schools. This will involve teaching yoga for a school play scheme, as an after-school club activity and ways to effectively integrate yoga as part of a lesson plan.

Topic 4 – Applying Yoga

A series of case studies will guide you through how the core principles can be practically applied.

Topic 5 – Creating a Class

You will learn how to pose questions, challenge behaviours and become aware of a teen’s range of abilities to help tailor your practice accordingly in group settings.

Topic 6 – Wellbeing Management

Ways of helping teenagers to relieve physical and emotional stress will be explored using stress management strategies and exercises. The resources used will empower you in encouraging teenagers to embrace the necessary tools to relax and develop self-confidence.


Course Date and Location

All training for this course will take place at our centre: Unit 7 Portobello Dock, 557 Harrow Road, London, W10 4RH unless otherwise stated. To see the nearest transport links please click here.

Date TBC.

Sessions will generally take place on a 9:30 – 17:30 schedule.


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. To see if an early bird price is applicable to your course please click ‘book this course’.

Full price: TBC

Once payment has been made, you will be emailed a registration form for completion prior to your booking being finalised.

What does my fee cover?

  • Full tuition
  • ‘Teaching Yoga and Mindfulness to Teenagers’ Manual
  • Special Yoga certificate with 100% attendance
  • Personal contact with the course leaders

What does my fee exclude?

  • Lunch
  • Parking / travel / accommodation


Course Certification

Your success in completing the ‘Teaching Yoga and Mindfulness to Teenagers’ course will be celebrated with a distinguished certificate of participation from the Special Yoga training centre of excellence. ‘Teaching Yoga and Mindfulness to Teenagers’ is recognised as a training course by Yoga Alliance UK.


Many of our students use Airbnb to find accommodation when coming to stay with us. To see the accommodation available through Airbnb click on the appropriate date range below. Please note that we are not affiliated with Airbnb.

Course tutors

Veronika Kloucek

A leader in the field of teen yoga and mindfulness, Veronika Kloucek is committed to increasing awareness, knowledge and practical experience of the therapeutic effects of yoga and mindfulness for this population. With nearly twenty years worth of experience in practicing yoga and meditation, Veronika will bring her knowledge from teaching teenagers, delivering MBSR (Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction) courses and studying a degree in integrative psychotherapy to enlighten her students with benefits of yoga and mindfulness for this age group. Visit www.teen-yoga.com to read more about Veronika’s work.

Teaching Style

You will be guided through highly effective and accessible strategies for integrating the remedial advantages of yoga methodology into teenagers lives. With these skills you will have the ability to tailor various settings to the specific needs of the teenager or group you support.


Useful information


What experience do I need for this course?

You will need to have established a regular yoga practice for a minimum of two years (or 500 hours) to attend this course. 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.

If you have not practised yoga for a minimum of 500 hours but would like to take the steps to prepare for taking this course, let us know! Plan your journey here and discover how we could support you to reaching your goals.

Regular attendees of this course include but not limited to:

  • All yoga teachers – Especially working with schools.
  • PE/secondary school teachers with yoga experience who want to teach their teens in schools.
  • Trainee yoga students.
  • Secondary school teachers.
  • Parents with experience in practising yoga.


Can I become a Yoga practitioner after completing this course?

Completing the ‘Teaching Yoga and Mindfulness to Teenagers’ course is a part of your journey towards supporting all young people.

The Special Yoga is a training center of excellence. We pride ourselves in appropriately preparing you towards a career. Therefore we highly recommend joining our practitioner development programme if you are considering becoming a professional practitioner with Special Yoga. If you are interested, please refer our training journey page by clicking here


What courses could I do after this course?

To see the extensive range of CPD’s 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?

Take a look at our teacher training journey if you are unsure about your suitability for this course, or 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.

Course Tips
Who can do this course?
Yoga teachers (Ideally working in schools), PE/secondary school teachers with yoga experience who want to teach their teens in schools, trainee yoga teachers and occupational therapists, school teachers and staff and parents. If you are not a yoga teacher please provide a letter of recommendation from your regular yoga teacher.
Is this course accredited?
You will receive a Special Yoga Foundation Certificate of Participation after completing the course. The Teaching Yoga & Mindfulness to Teens course is recognised by ASDAN and Yoga Alliance.
Can I practice professionally with this course?
As a Training Centre of Excellence we offer a SYF Practitioner Development Programme for those considering practicing professionally. If you are interested please visit the Plan My Journey Section.
What courses could I do after this course?
After completing the Teaching Yoga and Mindfulness to Teens course we suggest taking our flagship course Special Yoga for Special Children. We highly recommend it as it provides a comprehensive guide across all conditions and is the first steps towards becoming a professional practitioner.
Need help booking this course?
We are always ready to help anwser your questions regarding taking our courses. Either contact +44 208 968 1900 or email teachertraining@specialyoga.org.uk