Kripalu Yoga in the Schools Teacher Training

Enrich the lives of adolescents through the transformative power of yoga.

For educators, social workers, youth workers, clinicians and 200-hour-certified yoga teachers, who have an interest in or work with adolescents.  

Unmanaged stress is linked to a variety of adolescent challenges, specifically depression and anxiety. Research performed by Kripalu, in conjunction with Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, reveals that yoga can be a profound vehicle for cultivating adolescents’ stress resilience, self-acceptance, and ability to self-regulate. Mental health in adolescents is an escalating national crisis and learning these skills and tools is critical for this generation’s wellbeing and future. 

This training provides 

  • An effective, CASEL-endorsed (2013 Guide) Social and Emotional Learning Program (SEL) 
  • A scientifically validated yoga curriculum appropriate for middle and high school physical education and health classes, extracurricular settings, community centers, yoga studios, and more. 
  • Faculty with 40+ years combined experience pioneering the yoga in schools movement 
  • Practical guidance on how to effectively partner with schools, nonprofits, after-school programs, and other organizations serving teens. 
  • Developmentally appropriate lesson plans outlining the introduction of postures, breathing and relaxation techniques; and key yoga concepts. 
  • An exploration of the teen experience through role-playing, discussion, and lectures on adolescent development. 
  • Opportunities for collaborative learning and separate breakouts to hone your skills in the classroom or on the yoga mat 
  • A complimentary one-month subscription to Kripalu Online Studio for the month of August 2022. 
  • Resources to help you hit the ground running and successfully implement this program in your community. 

Admissions Criteria

This training is part of Kripalu’s 300-Hour Yoga Teacher Certification Program. Hours completed can be counted towards Kripalu’s 1000-Hour Teacher Certification if you are matriculating in that program.