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June 26–July 3, 2015 Friday–Friday 7 nights

Kripalu Yoga in the Schools Teacher Training

Janna Delgado and Iona M. Smith
Janna Delgado

Janna Delgado, BFA, E-RYT 500, is Program Leader for the Kripalu Yoga in the Schools (KYIS) project with the Kripalu Institute for Extraordinary Living and cofacilitator of KYIS teacher trainings. She has focused on enriching…
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Iona M. Smith

Iona M. Smith, MEd, CYT 500, is Program Leader for Kripalu Yoga in the Schools (KYIS) with the Institute for Extraordinary Living. She is cocreator of the KYIS curriculum, cofacilitator of KYIS teacher trainings, and…
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For educators and yoga teachers interested in bolstering their skills and enriching the lives of high school students through yoga.

Yoga can be a profound vehicle for cultivating adolescents’ self-knowledge, self-acceptance, and self-expression. In this training, based on research done by the Kripalu Institute for Extraordinary Living’s Yoga in the Schools initiative, you learn skills for teaching teens, and find out how to effectively partner with high schools, nonprofits, and after-school programs.

This training provides

  • A scientifically validated yoga curriculum appropriate for high school physical education and health classes, or extracurricular settings
  • Developmentally appropriate lesson plans outlining the introduction of postures; centering, breathing, and relaxation techniques; and key yoga concepts
  • Research linking unmanaged stress to a variety of adolescent challenges, including poor academic performance, substance abuse, risky sexual behaviors, obesity, depression, and anxiety.
  • An exploration of the teen experience through role-playing, discussion, and lectures on adolescent development
  • Verbal cues appropriate for adolescent practitioners
  • Opportunities to practice teaching in a simulated classroom environment.

Note This training is open to 200-hour certified yoga teachers from any Yoga Alliance-approved tradition.

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