For educators and yoga teachers interested in bolstering their skills and enriching the lives of high school students through yoga.

Unmanaged stress is linked to a variety of adolescent challenges, including poor academic performance, substance abuse, risky sexual behaviors, obesity, depression, and anxiety. Research performed by the Kripalu Institute for Extraordinary Living’s Yoga in the Schools initiative reveals that yoga can be a profound vehicle for cultivating adolescents’ self-knowledge, self-acceptance, and self-expression.

This training provides

  • Practical guidance on how to effectively partner with high schools, nonprofits, and after-school programs serving teens
  • 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
  • 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.

Dates

July 1–10, 2016

Admissions Criteria

Kripalu Yoga in the Schools Teacher Training is open to 200-hour certified yoga teachers from any Yoga Alliance-approved tradition. Apply online now!