• July 20–29, 2018
  • Friday–Sunday: 9 nights

Kripalu Yoga in the Schools Teacher Training

For 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’ stress resilience, self-acceptance, and ability to self-regulate.

This training provides

  • A scientifically validated yoga curriculum appropriate for high school physical education and health classes, or extracurricular settings
  • Practical guidance on how to effectively partner with high schools, nonprofits, and after-school programs serving teens
  • Tips and resources to create professional development workshops for educators
  • 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
  • Resources to help you hit the ground running and successfully bring the KYIS program into schools.

Admissions Criteria
Kripalu Yoga in the Schools Teacher Training is open to 200-hour certified yoga teachers from any Yoga Alliance-approved tradition.

This program may be taken as part of Kripalu’s 1000-Hour Yoga Teacher Training or as a standalone program. If you wish to take this training as a standalone, please complete our Kripalu Yoga Trainings application.

The hours from this training may be applied toward your 1000-hour yoga teacher certification if you have not already applied the hours toward your 500-hour yoga teacher certification.

Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
Advanced
Suitable For
Yoga Teachers
Program Theme
All Yoga
Schedule
Example Schedule

Kripalu Yoga in the Schools


Presenter(s)

Iona M. Smith, MEd, CYT 500, is Program Leader for Kripalu Yoga in the Schools (KYIS) with the Institute for Extraordinary Living. She is also an R&R Retreat faculty member at Kripalu.

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Janna Delgado, BFA, E-RYT 500, is a yoga therapist, Ayurvedic practitioner, and longtime Kripalu faculty member who teaches for the Kripalu Schools, is curriculum developer for the Kripalu Yoga in the Schools program.

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